NFP People on behalf of Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust
Leicester, Leicester (Hybrid)
£65,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Chief Executive Officer

Do you share our passion for protecting and enhancing local wildlife?  Do you have the leadership and management skills to lead us through a pivotal stage in our development?  If the answer is yes, we would love to hear from you.

Role: Chief Executive Officer

Hours: 35 hours per week

Place of work: The Old Mill, Leicester.  Hybrid working options available.

Salary: £65,000-70,000 per annum dependent on experience

Benefits: As well as a competitive salary, we offer excellent staff benefits including a generous pension contribution and flexible working.

Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust

Our Trust is one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working across the UK and is the leading wildlife conservation charity working to protect and enhance the wildlife and wild places of Leicestershire and Rutland. Our vision is of a thriving natural world, with our wildlife and habitats playing a valued role in addressing the climate and ecological emergencies, and people inspired and empowered to take action for nature.

Recruiting a Chief Executive Officer

In a political and regulatory landscape beset with change and faced by the twin threats of climate breakdown and ecological collapse, local wildlife needs protection as never before. Expanding the reach of our charitable work is therefore crucial. The new Chief Executive Officer’s task will be to ensure we meet this challenge. Inspiring and dynamic, they should have a proven track record of strategic leadership and delivery of major programmes of work and have the confidence to represent the Trust externally at the highest levels.

We are looking for someone with a strong business management track record. They may not have worked in our sector before. The right candidate will be able to bring to our charitable work the experience and judgement to ensure we deliver our important new Strategy to 2030 – “Bringing Back Nature”, shaping a new path for the Trust in the face of the many challenges to the natural world. They will be supported by a strong and active Council of Trustees and will lead a team of skilled and highly-motivated staff and volunteers.

Why Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust?

Leicester and Rutland Wildlife Trust is a well-known charity with a fantastic reputation. Our ambitious plans mean we are at a pivotal stage in our development.  The role offers a tremendous opportunity to play a vital and rewarding part in helping to protect and restore wildlife in the heart of England.

We are working to become a more positive, diverse and inclusive organisation, and our leadership needs to reflect this. We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applications from people from an ethnic minority background, people with a disability and LGBTQ groups, to help us achieve the strength diversity delivers for an organisation, especially at a senior level.

If you recognise yourself in the job description and person specification and are keen to take up a key role in an enthusiastic organisation wanting to move forward, then we look forward to receiving your application.

How to apply

Please read the candidate information pack for further information prior to sending in your application. Application is by CV and a covering letter which should indicate why you are interested in applying for the role and how you meet the role requirements.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

The closing date for applications is Wednesday 15th June but applications will be considered as they come in so, please do apply at your earliest convenience.  Shortlisting telephone or online interviews will take place that week and the week after and interviews with Leicestershire and Rutland Wildlife Trust will be held at the end of June or early July.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted on: 23 May 2022
Closed date: 15 June 2022 at 23:59
Job ref: 3537
Tags: Senior Management, Operations