Permanent, Part-time
Job description

Essex Wildlife Trust is the county's leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. We manage nature reserves and discovery parks across the county, providing outstanding outdoor learning and preserving places of wonder. Founded in 1959 by volunteers, we protect over 8,400 acres of land across 87 sites and are supported by 39,000 members. Our climate is in crisis and nature needs our help. Together we can protect the future.





At this critical and exciting time with a new ambitious strategic plan for the next five years, we are looking for Trustees that share our values and commitment to a wilder Essex.

We are particularly interested in senior professionals with experience in the following areas:

- Fundraising and membership - Experience of managing significant successful fundraising campaigns. Direct experience from a membership organisation would be advantageous.

- Data and insight - A background in data, monitoring and analysis, to support us to demonstrate our impact.

- Visitor engagement, catering and retail - Commercial experience in e-commerce, restaurants or shops.

- Ecology - We are interested in candidates that have a background within wildlife conservation or ecology from an academic or practical perspective.

IT and information security - Senior experience in this area would be extremely useful.


Essex Wildlife Trust is truly committed to achieving greater diversity at board level from under-represented groups, and welcomes applications regardless of sex, gender, race, age, sexuality, belief or disability.

To learn more about this unique opportunity, and to find out how to apply, please read the full appointment brief, on the Prospectus website, which can be reached by clicking on the “Apply on Website” Button.


Deadline for applications: Sunday 14 June 2020 at midnight

Interviews with Prospectus: w/c 29 June/ w/c 6 July

Final Panel Interviews with Essex Wildlife Trust: w/c 20 July

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Posted on: 06 May 2020
Closed date: 14 June 2020
Job ref: HQ00177383
Tags: Senior Management