Chief Executive / CEO

Norfolk Wildlife Trust

£75,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Reference: NTXCO622009

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 20th June 2021   7 days left

Chief Executive / CEO (Environmental Charity)

Norwich, with regular travel around Norfolk and more widely when required

Full Time



Norfolk Wildlife Trust has an unrivaled reputation as the first, oldest, and among the largest of the 46 Wildlife Trusts. Since 1926 we have saved and stood up for wildlife and wild places. We have inspired people about the importance of nature in its own right and for the benefits, it can bring to the wellbeing of people and communities. And our ambitions continue: to demonstrate best practice on our nature reserves; to work with landowners and other stakeholders to provide healthy ecosystems across a connected landscape; to bring people even closer to nature; to empower staff and volunteers to develop their skills, and to share in The Wildlife Trusts’ national mission to make a positive conservation and environmental impact.

Our vision is a sustainable Living Landscape for wildlife and people, where the future of wildlife is protected and enhanced through sympathetic management and where people are connected with, inspired by, value and care for Norfolk’s wildlife and wild spaces.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership in accordance with our charitable objectives, providing clear direction, setting strategic goals and engaging all staff, stakeholders and volunteers.

You will work with the Chair, Board and Senior Management Team to continue to develop the vision for our future, determining and driving our business strategy. You will inspire, lead and cultivate the Senior Management Team to achieve our mission through their directorate teams. You will stay cognisant of issues that may impact the trust, responding and reacting whilst mitigating risks. You will also ensure NWT maintains financial security and ensure that we meet all legal requirements.

We are looking for someone with substantial senior management experience — preferably at Chief Executive level — gained within a wildlife, environmental, community or not-for-profit organisation. You will have a demonstrable understanding of environmental issues as they pertain to our aims and objectives. With experience of the successful planning and prioritisation of activities and resources within a complex organisation, you will also have experience of overseeing a complex organisational budget, and of leading change, negotiations, building alliances and maintaining effective relationships.

We are seeking a leader who can engender trust and confidence, provide clear direction to staff and volunteers and to motivate and empower people at all levels of the organisation.

If this sounds like you then we would love to hear from you!

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