Brighton, Brighton and Hove
£37,000 - £45,000 per year
Permanent, Part-time, 35 per week, Full-time
Job description

An exciting opportunity has arisen to lead Badger Trust into the next phase of its development, focusing on long-term campaign development and investment for impact. We are seeking a new Executive Director to lead the charity onwards and upwards at a time of change and challenge.

With the mass badger culls in England, our priority campaign, confirmed as running to 2025 at least, and historic and ongoing illegal persecution among other major issues this iconic species faces, there is much to do at this critical time. We have recently undertaken considerable operational changes, with investment in the staff team, increased focus on our campaign range, and work on our new strategy is underway. We need an Executive Director who can take the charity forward, leading this well established, single species, animal protection organisation at pace and with real impact.

Originally established in 1986 as the National Federation of Badger Groups, and evolving into Badger Trust in 2005, the organisation works to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts and their habitats in England and Wales (Scotland is covered by Scottish Badgers). We campaign across a number of areas at national level, and are supported by, and support, a network of over 50 groups on the ground. 

The successful candidate will need significant experience in campaigning, ideally for an animal welfare organisation, including building and delivering long-term strategic plans, working with strategic partners and coalitions, and a particular ability to work with key stakeholders in political, scientific and policy areas. They will need a sound understanding of all aspects of operational activity, including financial management and governance of a small charity. 

The post holder will take the lead on the planning and strategic oversight of the Trust, reporting to the Chair and working closely with the Board. They will have overall responsibility for the Trust’s finance and budgets and will be ultimately responsible for the day to day running of the charity, including oversight of the business-critical fundraising strategy. They will be an energetic and enthusiastic campaigner, with exceptional organisation and management skills, as well as having significant experience managing staff.

We are looking for someone with a mature approach, strong interpersonal skills, an ability to always find a way forward, and who is excited by the prospect of leading on the next phase of Badger Trust’s development for impact. We are a small, friendly team and need someone with a hands-on approach.  Whilst the post is advertised as permanent, we are open to options on secondment or other alternative arrangements which you think will allow you to deliver what we need. Note, this does not include a fully remote option at this time. 


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Badger Trust

Badger Trust is a single-species animal protection charity. We are the leading voice for badgers in England and Wales, working to pro... Read more

Refreshed on: 17 November 2021
Closed date: 30 November 2021
Tags: Campaigning, Senior Management

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