Head of Business Development and Operations

Somerset Wildlife Trust

Taunton, Somerset
£37,000 plus employer pension contribution of 7%

Paid • Full Time • Permanent


Reference: 154188_SW

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Thursday, 12th September 2019  

Head of Business Development and Operations
Salary: £37,000 plus employer pension contribution of 7%
37.5 hours per week
Based in Taunton

Are you a strong leader with great project management skills? Do you have experience of operational management? Do you have proven experience of generating income through a range of commercial activities? If so, we'd love to hear from you!

We are looking for an exceptional candidate to lead the management and development of our business-critical services including premises, IT, Health & Safety, and people, as well as identifying new exciting opportunities to develop commercial income streams including our subsidiaries. With strong project management experience, this postholder will take a broad strategic approach to the whole organisation, establishing effective systems and frameworks, ensuring all support services enable staff and volunteers to achieve our charitable objectives.

As a member of the Senior Leadership Team of Somerset Wildlife Trust, the Head of Business Development and Operations has responsibility for:

  • Leading the development and implementation of the Trust’s business plan supporting the organisational strategy.
  • Developing and implementing effective and efficient critical support services which increase transparency and accountability, including implementing effective frameworks and processes for IT, HR, procurement and facilities management.
  • Working with First Ecology Manager to develop and support the Trust’s wholly owned ecological consultancy.
  • Improving the performance of the Trust’s commercial activities through the analysis and development of business cases and plans for new and existing commercial income streams.
  • Leading the facilities development, management and contractual requirements of the Trust’s property portfolio.
  • Budgeting responsibility for the Business Operations and Development Department of SWT and organisational budget setting with the CEO, Senior Leadership Team and Trustees.
  • Take lead responsibility for managing Health and Safety processes across the Trust.

Deadline for applications is 5pm Thursday 12th September.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 23th September in Taunton.

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