Chief Executive Officer

Wessex Rivers Trust

Salisbury, , GB

Wessex Rivers Trust is a highly successful and well-regarded environmental charity dedicated to the protection and conservation of the rivers in Wessex. These include the rivers Test, Itchen and Hampshire Avon. We are part of the national Rivers Trust movement, the umbrella organisation looking after most of the UK’s rivers. The Wessex Rivers Trust is young and dynamic and has been growing steadily in recent years. Together, staff and trustees have been able to secure several long-term contracts and agreements with funders that are transforming the scale of the Trust’s activities and their positive impact on our rivers.

The Wessex Rivers Trust is looking for a dynamic CEO to lead the organisation through this exciting period of further expansion and development. The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior executive, have an in-depth knowledge of environmental matters relevant to our work and a passion for rivers. He or she will be a creative thinker and business-minded, with the ability to identify opportunities and see them through to fruition.

The role presents an outstanding opportunity for a natural leader to influence priorities and actions in southern England to tackle the problems of flooding, abstraction, pollution, destruction of habitat and loss of species, as well as encouraging wider biodiversity; and to help bring to life regional and national policies. To accomplish this, he or she will collaborate with statutory, industrial and other non-profit organisations, both at local and national levels.

A detailed description of the dimensions of the role, responsibilities and requirements is available on the Trust’s website: To apply, email your CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter describing your motivation with a statement of suitability (1000 words maximum) to [email protected] by 12 noon on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Interviews are planned in the week commencing Monday 16 March 2020. For a confidential conversation about the role, contact George Seligman (Chairman) on 07768 234042 or Martijn Antheunisse (current CEO) on 07421 017685.

Send applications to:

Wessex Rivers Trust

Unit 5 Deans Farm Buildings, Phillips Lane

Stratford sub Castle, Salisbury, SP1 3YR

[email protected]






IHE Delft Institute for Water Education - MSc in Water and Sustainable Development