Chief Executive (Charity)

City of Edinburgh
Salary Circa £72,000 per annum
18 Jan 2019
08 Feb 2019
Full Time
Contract Type

Chief Executive (Charity)
Salary Circa £72,000 per annum

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

For over 50 years, they have worked with their members, partners and supporters in pursuit of their vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. They champion the protection and restoration of nature through their pioneering policy advocacy work, through demonstrating practical conservation solutions on the ground and by inspiring people to take action through their education and engagement programmes. They 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.

They 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.

They pride themselves 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 they 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