Chief Executive

Scottish Wildlife Trust
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Organization Type: 
NGO/Civil Society
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Not Specified


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Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity, the Scottish Wildlife Trust, is recruiting a new Chief Executive. We are seeking an experienced, confident leader with the drive and vision to secure a bright future for Scotland’s natural environment and help us build on our reputation for an innovative and impactful organisation.

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. We champion the protection and restoration of nature through our pioneering policy advocacy work, through demonstrating practical conservation solutions on the ground and by inspiring people to take action through our education and engagement programmes. We also own and manage over 20,000 hectares of land across a network of 120 wildlife reserves in Scotland and work closely with others in innovative and effective partnerships.

We are now looking for an inspiring 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 staff and volunteers. You will also be skilled in raising organisational profile through championing 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.

Closing date: Noon, Friday 8 February 2019

You may be asked to participate, during February 2019, in an assessment system designed to produce a list for interview

Final interviews will be held on: Tuesday 26 March 2019