Chief Executive Officer

Severn Rivers Trust

Martley, Worcestershire
£55,000 - £60,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent [email protected] 07970451601 Mr Mike Morris

Sectors: water & hydrology, conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 16th May 2021   6 days left

The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, stretching for 220 miles from its source in the Cambrian Mountains in Powys Wales, through the counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and into Gloucestershire to the Severn Estuary. The culture and economy of the historic settlements across the catchment have been intertwined with the river through commercial navigation, fishing, water supply and trade. Today, the Severn’s rivers continue to play an essential role in supporting the wildlife, wellbeing and economy of the region.

The Board of Trustees of the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT) is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has strategic vision and proven leadership skills, understands the business operating imperatives that combine to make an organisation sustainable in the long term and can lead the implementation of our strategy.

Irrespective of the SRT’s status as a registered charity, it is also a business and the operation of the SRT requires strong planning, effective management, and efficient processes, as well as proactive marketing and income generation while maintaining the reputation of the Trust.

The new CEO’s leadership skills and experience should cover all of the core responsibilities that accompany the role - strategic organisational planning, business development, operational delivery, workforce development, management of resources and finance. It is expected that the new CEO will also have environmental knowledge and conservation experience.

The role presents an exciting opportunity to take SRT forward and to make significant impact in tackling environmental issues in the region, promoting the concept of integrated catchment management, and implementing the aspirations of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan.

Job Title: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £55,000 - £60,000
Pension: 9% Employer and 6% employee contribution / Life Assurance
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Annual Leave: 36 days (including English bank holidays) increasing to 38 days after two years consecutive service
Reports to: Chair of the Severn Rivers Trust Board
Responsible for: All staff, with four direct line management reports – Head of Community Engagement, Head of Finance, Head of Land Management, Head of River Restoration

Role Purpose

To lead the implementation of our Strategic Plan as agreed with the Trustees. To ensure that the Severn Rivers Trust is financially stable and a viable commercial operation with a mixture of income streams, and to oversee both the development and morale of staff and relations with principal stakeholders and key funders.

For further information, the job description, person specification and application form, please visit 

Updates (

Please mention when responding to this ad.