Chief Executive

Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Up to £75,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXIK536708

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Tuesday, 18th August 2020  

Chief Executive

Term: Full time, permanent 

Location: Bamber Bridge, Preston

Salary: Up to £75,000 per annum

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our Trust into a Wilder Future!

A group of wildlife enthusiasts and conservationists formed the Lancashire Naturalists’ Trust in 1962. Since then it has grown into one of the largest Wildlife Trusts with a membership of nearly 30,000, over 40 reserves, around 190 staff and more than 1000 active volunteers, including a strong and capable board of Trustees.

This is a fantastic opportunity for a natural and inspirational leader to join us as Chief Executive. You’ll develop, deliver and report on our vision and strategic goals, championing and developing a culture that values and enhances our model as a membership-based organisation.

You will be expected to take the Trust forward through the rapidly-evolving regional and national political landscape. There will be difficult challenges along the way, but unprecedented opportunities too!

We are looking for someone with the following skills and experience:

  • Demonstrate substantial senior management experience, preferably at Chief Executive level.
  • Good knowledge of the environmental policy landscape, as well as an understanding of practical land and marine management is paramount - as is the ability to make things happen.
  • Proven track record in developing and delivering effective, high impact strategic plans.
  • A strong and inspirational leader and team player, with experience of successfully managing and communicating organisational change.
  • Knowledge of charitable governance and experience of working closely with Trustees.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of wildlife, nature conservation and environmental issues.

If you are passionate about nature and are inspired to create a wilder future for the wildlife and people of Lancashire, Greater Manchester and North Merseyside, we’d love to hear from you.

Closing date: 9am on Tuesday 18th August 2020

First interviews will take place on Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th August 2020 at our Conference Centre in Preston 

A second interview will be held in the week beginning Tuesday 1st September

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