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Chief Executive Officer

Harris Hill
Yelverton, Devon
circa £45,000 pro rata
Closing date
11 Jul 2022

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Environment / Conservation
Part Time
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We are a conservation / environment charity and membership organisation that has been protecting the unique and inspiring landscape of Dartmoor since 1883. With a supportive membership and a small but dedicated team, the charity is now in a strong position to grow and develop its work further to campaign on the issues affecting the moor now and in the future. We are seeking our next CEO to lead a wide-reaching strategic review, grow and diversify our membership and income, raise our profile, and reinvigorate our campaigns following a quiet period during the pandemic.

Key details:

Title: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Salary: circa £45,000 pro rata

Contract: permanent, part time – four days / 28 hours per week

Location: Yelverton, Devon (hybrid role, with some home / remote working)

Amongst other criteria, the successful candidate will have:

  • A strong alignment with our work and an interest in conservation, as well as an appreciation for our national parks and the willingness to continue learning
  • Demonstrable experience of working with and developing a positive and robust relationship with a board of non-executives.
  • A track record of successfully spotting opportunities, developing vision and strategy, translating it into operational plans and then implementing.
  • Commercial acumen, with a track record in successful income generation / fundraising.
  • Demonstrable track record of success at a senior level within an organisation (ideally a charity).
  • Experience of staff management and development, financial management and planning, and strategic planning.
  • Experience of negotiating and influencing at a strategic level, building collaborative relationships and effective partnerships with external and internal stakeholders.
  • Excellent oral, written and digital communication skills.

For an information pack with full details of how to apply, or to arrange an informal and confidential conversation about this position, please contact Jenny Hills at Harris Hill,

Closing date for applications: 9am Monday 11th July

Harris Hill Charities Recruitment Specialists operates an equal opportunity policy and commits to treating all of our candidates and jobseekers fairly. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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