Chief Executive

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Leicester
£63,000 plus benefits

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

heather.freeman-dawson@networxrecruitment.net Heather Freeman-Dawson

Reference: NTXTX427158

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 2nd July 2019  


Established in 1956, Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust is the leading nature conservation charity across our two counties, working to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland.

We are seeking a new Chief Executive to shape future strategy and develop our organisation, working to deliver our charitable aims of protecting our wildlife and wild places, and bring people closer to nature. We want to push forward our plans for public engagement, helping people of all ages and abilities get closer to and be inspired by nature through events, education and volunteering. Our new Chief Executive will spearhead the delivery of this, leading a process of change and growth within our organisation. This is a hugely exciting role that will require inspirational leadership, and imagination and enterprise in planning, implementation and delivery.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of leadership working in a senior management role. Experience within the environmental, voluntary or charitable sectors would be advantageous. Experience of financial management (budgeting, financial controls and reporting) is a must, as is the ability to foster external relationships through influencing, negotiating and building alliances and partnerships; excellent communication skills; and managing organisational change. Experience of managing charity finances would also be advantageous.

We are seeking someone with a passion for nature conservation and an inspiring and dynamic approach who can build on our solid legacy and play a part in helping to protect and restore wildlife in the heart of England.

This role will close at 9am on Tuesday 2nd July.
First interviews will be held on Thursday 25th July.
Second interviews to be arranged as appropriate


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