Director of Conservation
Salary: Circa £60,000 (higher for exceptional candidates)
Great Wigborough, Abbotts Hall Farm
Closing date: 18th October
Our client is currently looking for a Director of Conservation to join their team based in Great Wigborough. Having overall responsibility for the delivery of our client’s conservation strategic objectives you will oversee the strategic delivery of existing projects, whilst leading and driving the planning and development of all future conservation work streams. Helping to position our client as the county’s leading conservation charity and will drive a strategic approach of how best to achieve wildlife protection in Essex.
Developing and leading the conservation vision for Essex is central to this role’s success. Leading and driving a credible and evidence-led shift in thinking, you’ll raise levels of ambition within the Trust and throughout the county in relation to what needs to be achieved to tackle the climate and ecological emergencies. Further to this you will promote the work of our client at a national scale, on TV, radio, at conferences and in meetings, engaging with MPs and senior decision makers to construct convincing arguments for why change is required in certain areas.
As our client’s most senior ecologist, you’ll have a real flair for all aspects of conservation and will have significant experience and professional credibility to comment and lead in this area. Holding relevant qualifications (or equivalent experience) in an appropriate conservation field, you’ll have a real passion for protecting wildlife, knowledge of environmental issues and significant experience and excellent working knowledge of landscape conservation issues relating to a broad range of species and habitats.
As a confident and credible influencer, with strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, you’ll be a great networker and will have the ability to build long-term relationships. Communicating in an engaging and compelling way, you’ll be able to tailor your style to engage a variety of different audiences.
They want their people to be as diverse as nature, so they particularly encourage applications from people who are underrepresented within their sector, including people from minority backgrounds and people with disabilities. They are committed to creating a movement that recognises and truly values individual differences and identities.
As a Disability Confident employer, they are committed to offering an interview to anyone with a disability that meets all the essential criteria for the post. Please let them know if you require any adjustments to make their recruitment process more accessible.
Who are they
Our client is the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature. They protect wildlife through landscape conservation, engagement on their nature reserves and discovery centres and via campaigns that help to give wildlife a greater voice in their county.