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Director of Operations

Earth Trust
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
£60,000 - £63,000 per annum
Closing date
15 May 2022

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Director of Operations
Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

About Us

Earth Trust is an environmental learning charity with 40 years’ experience in caring for and inspiring others with green spaces. We believe that connection to nature can catalyse action to protect the environment, as well as provide vital mental and physical wellbeing benefits for people.

Together with our supporters, Earth Trust is the guardian of some extremely special and inspiring places full of nature and heritage. We care for 500 hectares of woodland, farmland, wildflower meadows and wetlands, which receive 200,000 visits a year.

We use these amazing places to engage and inspire people and to demonstrate nature-based solutions to climate, biodiversity and public health crises, that we hope others will take and use elsewhere. We work to champion access to green spaces for everyone, deepen engagement with nature and share our learnings about managing land in a way that is gentle on the earth.

We are now looking for an exceptional Director of Operations to join our team and oversee the smooth and efficient running of our operations and help lead us into an even brighter future.

The Benefits

- Salary of £60,000 - £63,000 per annum
- 23 days’ holiday
- Pension Scheme
- Volunteering opportunities
- On-site parking
- Plenty of coffee and cake!

If you are an experienced, high calibre project management professional with an exceptional leadership style, this is your chance to put your honed skills and expertise towards our forward-thinking, important organisation.

In this high-profile, engaging role, you will take the reins of our operation and drive us forward, whilst having the chance to put your stamp on our charity and make a real difference to the environment.

So, if you want to lead us in protecting some of the most remarkable green spaces as well as safeguarding and fostering our connection with nature, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As the Director of Operations, you will work with our CEO and Senior Team to direct the strategies, planning, delivery and reporting for all of our organisation’s core operational capabilities.

Ensuring all business objectives are measured and met, you will grow our organisation efficiently and effectively by successfully delivering plans and projects, including all construction and infrastructure projects.

You will lead and oversee staff and external providers and direct and control operations to ensure that customers, visitors, staff and volunteers receive an excellent service at all times.

Additionally, you will:

- Develop and control the operational budget
- Oversee purchasing
- Collaborate across functional areas to develop all necessary policies and procedures to ensure safe and healthy working environments

About You

To be considered as our Director of Operations, you will need:

- High level project leadership and management experience and/or qualifications
- Excellent leadership, people and influencing skills
- The ability to develop metric and reporting frameworks, KPIs and manage budgets and performance metrics
- Strong prioritisation skills and an adaptable approach
- The ability to manage infrastructure projects
- An enthusiastic and motivational attitude
- Proficiency in IT
- To be educated to degree level or demonstrable equivalent experience

The closing date for applications is Sunday the 15th May, with interviews taking place on the 23rd and 24th May.

Other organisations may call this role Director of Charity Operations, Operations Director, Charity Operations Director, Head of Operations, or Head of Charity Operations.

Webrecruit and Earth Trust are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you want your next role to be a deeply rewarding one, join us as our Director of Operations by applying via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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