Worcester, Worcestershire
£55,000 - £60,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

The Severn Rivers Trust is a thriving and growing environmental charity. Whilst it is an independent organisation, it is also part of the wider Rivers Trust movement and is a member of both the Rivers Trust and Afonydd Cymru, the umbrella bodies for rivers trusts in England and Wales. Founded in 2008, SRT is the only organisation that works across the entire River Severn catchment in both England and Wales, some 11,500 square miles. 

The River Severn is the longest river in the United Kingdom, stretching for 220 miles from its source in the Cambrian Mountains in Powys Wales, through the counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire and into Gloucestershire to the Severn Estuary. The culture and economy of the historic settlements across the catchment have been intertwined with the river through commercial navigation, fishing, water supply and trade. Today, the Severn’s rivers continue to play an essential role in supporting the wildlife, wellbeing and economy of the region.

The Board of Trustees of the Severn Rivers Trust (SRT) is seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) who has strategic vision and proven leadership skills, understands the business operating imperatives that combine to make an organisation sustainable in the long term and can lead the implementation of our strategy.

Irrespective of the SRT’s status as a registered charity, it is also a business and the operation of the SRT requires strong planning, effective management, and efficient processes, as well as proactive marketing and income generation while maintaining the reputation of the Trust.

The new CEO’s leadership skills and experience should cover all of the core responsibilities that accompany the role - strategic organisational planning, business development, operational delivery, workforce development, management of resources and finance. It is expected that the new CEO will also have environmental knowledge and conservation experience.

The role presents an exciting opportunity to take SRT forward and to make significant impact in tackling environmental issues in the region, promoting the concept of integrated catchment management, and implementing the aspirations of the government’s 25 Year Environment Plan. 

Role Purpose

To lead the implementation of our Strategic Plan as agreed with the Trustees. To ensure that the Severn Rivers Trust is financially stable and a viable commercial operation with a mixture of income streams, and to oversee both the development and morale of staff and relations with principal stakeholders and key funders. 

Application Details

An Information Pack and Application forms are available from the Severn Rivers Trust website

Deadline for applications: Midnight Sunday 16th May 2021.

First interviews for this post will take place on Thursday 3rd June 2021

Thank you for your interest in applying for a role with the Severn Rivers Trust

Additional documents
Severn Rivers Trust - Chief Executive Officer - Information Pack (.pdf)
Severn Rivers Trust - Application Form (.docx)
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Refreshed on: 06 May 2021
Closing date: 16 May 2021
Tags: Senior Management, Governance
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