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Chief Executive Officer

Home based anywhere in the UK or Ireland
£45,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
Closing date
7 Feb 2021
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Could you drive this botanical charity forward as their first ever Chief Executive Officer?

Role: Chief Executive Officer
Salary: £45,000 - £60,000 depending on experience
Location: Home based anywhere in the UK or Ireland
Contract: Permanent, full time

About the organisation

Our client is the leading charitable organisation promoting the enjoyment, study and conservation of wild plants in Britain and Ireland. They aim to build a diverse community of skilled and enthused botanists, provide data and science to help address biodiversity loss and climate change and disseminate information to drive a passion for plants. To do this they provide opportunities for involvement for all through a range of participation projects, indoor and outdoor events, training opportunities and the production of books and other useful material. They have a strong, stable and steadily growing membership base of over 3,000 and hundreds of dedicated volunteers who conduct the majority of their activity.

They are now seeking to appoint a Chief Executive Officer to drive the organisation forward with their plans for organisational growth and development by being the key advocate and leading and inspiring their small team of ten staff (all remote workers) to implement their recently completed organisational Strategy and Fundraising plans.

About the role

The charity is now seeking an individual who can bring the drive and determination to realise their Vision, Purpose and Goals. They will provide leadership for the growth of the charity and its influence in helping address the biodiversity loss and Climate change challenges.

This is an exciting role to be a lead advocate for the charity’s work externally, working with key volunteers like the Board of Trustees, Chair and President to lead the strategic development and day-to-day operations. This includes developing and implementing the strategic vision and accompanying plans.

The CEO will be responsible for the day-to-day management of the charity and its staff and reports directly to the Chair of the Board of Trustees. The CEO runs the operational side of the charity, leading the team, taking responsibility for the management and development of the charity and for the management of its resources, securing sustainable funding, leading on matters of governance, representing the organisation, ensuring people within the Society are appropriately managed and furthering its influence and reach.

The role will seek to achieve a sustainable, vibrant Society, widely respected for its botanical science and training activities and products. This is a home-based role.

The closing date for applications is 7th February 2021

Please click 'Apply' - you will be prompted to complete a short CHM Recruit form before being redirected to our client's website, where you will find further instructions on how to submit your application.
Please note, although the job board may ask you to upload your CV you are not applying at this stage.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer. They welcome applications from everyone and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

No agencies please.

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