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Future Trees Trust, Didcot, Oxfordshire
£45,000 - £55,000 per year
Future Trees Trust wishes to appoint a Chief Executive to lead the Trust in its planned expansion and development.
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Church Mission Society, Oxford, Oxfordshire
£33,785 per year
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Restore, Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Didcot, Oxfordshire 12.04 miles
£45,000 - £55,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Future Trees Trust is a charity committed to research and utilisation of UK forest genetic resources, and wishes to appoint a Chief Executive to lead a programme of expansion and development. The Trust supports the production of home grown timber through the identification of superior trees and establishment of field trials. The Trust designs and plants seed orchards that are genetically diverse and adapted to UK growing conditions, and make our resources available to all. We also work with and support early career foresters.

Our work

Improvement for timber - Development of seed orchards which provide a source of genetically improved seed for nurseries, and there fore improved seedlings for planting. Develpoment of progeny trials and demonstration plots to show the difference between improved and unimproved trees.

Improvement for tree health - Breeding of disease tolerant trees using the same methods as for timber improvement.

Climate change resilience - Enhancing species-level and woodland level resilience by quantifying genetic diversity and increasing use of minor species and mixed planting.

Supporting young foresters - Running a scholarship programme for placement of early career foresters and researchers.

The Chief Executive's role embraces the following:

Strategy - Developing the Trust's strategy in  conjunction with the Trustees, and promoting the Trust's work to government and policymakers.

Development and fundraising - Responsibility for the financial performance of the Trust,development of an effective programme of income generation, and management of relationships with exisitng supporters. Developing a Future Trees Trust brand and initiating a programme of land management by the Trust.

Management - Running the Trust effectively with systems and structures compliant with current policies and guidelines, leading the Trust's professional staff, preparing budgets and accounts and reporting to Trustees.

Legal - Ensuring that the Trust fulfils its legal, stautory and regulaltory responsibilites

External relations - Developing and expanding the Trust's reputation and influence,representing the Trust within the forestry world, and working with the social media and marketing officer to represent the Trust in the media.

The successful candidate will have:

1. Experience of managing a charity or similar organisation

2. Understanding of and enthusiasm for trees and UK Forestry.

3. Experience of fundraising and engagement with donors.

4. Planning and delivery skills with an ability to lead and motivate teams.

5. Financial management skills.

6. Knowledge of the science of tree breeding, or an interest in it.

7. A willingness to make decisions and take responsibility for them.

Application resources
Posted on: 27 January 2022
Closing date: 26 February 2022
Tags: Policy/Research

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