Chief Executive

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The Wildlife Trusts

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Truro, United Kingdom

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30+ days ago

Permanent, Full Time - 37.5hrs per week

The closing date: 22 April

Interviews will be held: WC 28 April and assessment day will be the week commencing the 16 May

We’re looking for a Chief Executive to provide inspirational leadership to Cornwall Wildlife Trust in accordance with our charitable objectives Providing clear direction, setting strategic goals, engaging all staff, stakeholders and volunteers for the effective delivery of the Trust’s objectives and ensuring that all Trust activities are legally compliant and executed to the highest standard.

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is in a strong position and is held in high regard for its people, influence and conservation assets and expertise. The Chief Executive will provide strategic leadership and direction for Cornwall Wildlife Trust to create a vibrant, respected and financially stable organisation and to champion and

advocate for improved wildlife conservation. You will be responsible for all operational activities and financial management, working closely with the Chairman and Trustees to ensure the smooth, efficient, and safe management of the Trust.

Acting as the principal external face of the Trust you will play a leading role in strengthening relationships with partners, supporters, agencies, and other organisations, and to protect and enhance the reputation and influence of the Trust.

We’re looking for someone that has the skills and experience to continue to develop and translate our vision and plans into practice, to capitalise on the high profile of the environmental and conservation agenda, to provide inspirational, engaging and inclusive leadership and to nurture an effective and ethical culture with our highly skilled and motivated workforce.

About You

We’re looking for a strong leader with an authentic, engaging, open and inclusive approach that inspires and motivates people to engage with nature. The Chief Executive should be ambitious and dynamic, with high levels of integrity and honesty. They will also be a strategic thinker, able to translate the best ideas into practice; be a strong partnership player with a collaborative approach; be able to understand the complex environment in which the organisation operates and identify and grasp opportunities and assess and mitigate risks.

You must have previous experience in a senior leadership role, preferably at Chief Executive level or in the management of a large departmental function. Ideally we’re looking for you to have a good working knowledge of charitable governance, so experience from a charitable background would be a distinct advantage.

Please note in this post you are expected to work flexible hours if required, including some evening and weekend working. Overnight stays are occasionally required. There is frequent travelling within Cornwall and the south-west, and occasionally further afield, for which a driving licence and some use of own vehicle is required.

If this sounds like you and you are interested in helping to make us a great organisation to work for, we’d love to hear from you!

For more information please refer to the recruitment pack attached at the bottom of the page to download