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Top job! Trust Director

  • Full time
  • Circa £40,000
  • Perth
  • Closing 7th April 2019

  • Advertised from 11th March 2019
  • 35 hours per week. Permanent.


The Board of Trustees of Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust (PKCT) are currently looking to appoint a new Director.

Founded in 1997, the Trust is an independent charity that negotiates access to land, builds footpaths, helps care for Scotland’s most spectacular woodlands and trees, and works on conservation projects all to improve and promote access to the countryside for walkers, cyclists and horse riders. We work in partnership with other organisations and community groups to help make Perthshire one of the most accessible destinations in Scotland.

Perth and Kinross Countryside Trust is now a strong, effective and trusted organisation seeking to maximise its impact and profile as it delivers its strategy over the next few years. Working with our highly motivated professional team we are seeking a Director who can build on this strong foundation and drive the Trust forward to the next chapter in its development.

Reporting to the Board, the new Director will play a crucial role in developing PKCT’s future priorities and direction. You will also be responsible for ensuring the effective running of the organisation on a daily basis, and leading the staff. You will be the voice of the Trust and take the lead on maintaining our strong relationships with our key funders, partners and stakeholders.

About You

A dynamic leader with leadership experience gained at a senior level, you will be an innovative and creative thinker who can envision the future of the Trust and has the drive and ambition to lead it there. A confident public and media speaker, you will be able to inspire confidence and trust in our wide range of stakeholders.

You will be an imaginative and collaborative manager, inspiring and motivating your team in a manner that is positive and supportive of our vision and values. Working collaboratively with the staff team and Board of Trustees, you will have excellent interpersonal skills enabling you to build a strong network of relationships. You will have the ability both to provide direction and also to work as a committed team player delivering effective strategy and action plans.

Application notes

To apply, please submit a CV and a Cover Letter (max. of two sides of A4 each) outlining your suitability for this post and your reasons for applying, with reference to the Person Specification. Please submit your application to

Closing date for applications: 07 April 2019

Anticipated interview date: 30 April 2019