After 23 years in post, RFUK’s Executive Director, Simon Counsell, is standing down. During his tenure, RFUK has grown much, and is now recognised as a leading force in the protection of tropical forests and their inhabitants, particularly in the Congo Basin region of Africa. As well as delivering high quality on-the-ground practical projects, often in difficult conditions, the organisation is also known for its advocacy work, which often challenges prevailing paradigms.
We are looking for someone of exceptional leadership qualities, who can bring not only a strategic vision, but also the ability to translate that into both high quality practical programmes and effective advocacy work. They will need to demonstrate an ability to inspire and motivate a team of highly dedicated and expert staff. For the right candidate, this post will be both challenging and enormously rewarding, with the potential to develop and shape an already well-respected organisation into an even stronger force.