Director of Business Services

The Wildlife Trusts

Newark / Home working with UK travel
Up to £74,970 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife

Closing date: Sunday, 29th May 2022  

Director Of Business Services

Salary up to £74,970
Homeworking with travel within UK
Full time – 35 hours per week

Closing date for applications: 29th May 2022

First interview: 6th/7th June 2022

If you have a strong track-record in leading and developing high quality support services for complex organisations and delivering successful business transformation; a passion for wildlife and our planet; and would like to work for one of the UK’s best-loved nature charities, then we have an exciting opportunity for you. We are looking for a talented and creative director to lead our finance and IT support services and grants teams; and to bring together and facilitate Wildlife Trusts in the development of shared opportunities, standards, services and best practice to deliver our 10-year strategy. 

Who we are 

The Wildlife Trusts are a grassroots movement of 870,000 members, 32,500 volunteers and 2,500 staff across the UK. We are at an exciting moment in our 110-year history, with an ambitious new strategy setting out a vision of nature in recovery, with abundant, diverse wildlife and natural processes creating wilder landscapes where people and nature thrive. The next 10 years will be critical in determining what kind of world we will all live in. We need to urgently reverse the loss of wildlife and put nature into recovery at scale if we are to prevent climate and ecological disaster. It will require key stakeholders and the public to take action for nature’s recovery. This will require big, bold changes in the way we think and operate, and the development of a strong, collaborative culture. We have already made great strides in digital transformation delivering efficiencies with common IT platforms including website, intranet, Customer Relationship Management and finance, and we are now ready to build on these successes and explore new areas including procurement. 

About you 

We are looking for someone with business acumen, financial expertise and experience in leading and developing high quality support services and delivering business transformation. You will have exceptional people skills, drive and strategic skills to make the most of the opportunities ahead. This is an amazing opportunity for an innovative, capable, and passionate leader who can both lead from the front and within. 

You will need to enjoy working in a fast-paced environment, be organised and resourceful and have an eye for detail, as well as our vision. You will be part of a tight and dedicated central team. You will need to have excellent collaboration and facilitation skills to strive to ensure that everyone can come together effectively across The Wildlife Trusts movement to achieve our new and exciting vision. 

We want our people to be as diverse as nature, so we particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within our sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. We are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities. 

As a Disability Confident employer, we are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let us know if you require any adjustments to make our recruitment process more accessible. 

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