Charity registered in Scotland SC005792
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is a membership-based registered charity with the aim of advancing the conservation of Scotland’s biodiversity for the benefit of present and future generations.
Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.
For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.
We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.
Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.
The ideal candidate will have:
The Scottish Wildlife Trust is recruiting a new Chief Executive. After five successful years as Chief Executive, Jonny Hughes is moving on in April 2019 to take up a new CEO role at the United Nations Environment – World Conservation Monitoring Centre in Cambridge.
We are now looking for an inspirational leader to take on the role of Chief Executive. You will be able to demonstrate a sound knowledge of the environmental policy landscape as well as an understanding of practical land management issues in Scotland. You will have a proven track record of leading an organisation or a large department with multiple functions coupled with an ability to get the very best from a motivated team of over hundred staff and a thousand volunteers. You will also be skilled in raising organisational profile through championing our high-level goals to a wide range of decision-makers, opinion formers, funders, media and partner organisations.
We pride ourselves on being a results-focused organisation so you will be able to show how you have not just developed strategic priorities, but followed these through with high-impact practical projects and positive policy changes. You will also be a natural and compelling communicator with the diplomacy skills needed to engage and influence diverse audiences and lead a membership organisation.
If you can combine these skills with a genuine passion for Scotland, its wildlife and its people we would love to hear from you.
Practical / DIY
17th April 2019
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