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Chief Executive Officer (Nature Conservation)

Salary £50,000 Circa
Location Guisborough with some flexible and hybrid working
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This is a Permanent, Full Time vacancy that will close in {x} days at {xx:xx} BST.

Contract: Permanent, subject to a 6 month initial probationary period 

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours per week) with occasional evening or weekend work 

Benefits: A contributory pension scheme with employer contributions. 22 days annual leave per year pro rata (rising to 24 days through service) in addition to bank / public holidays 

Closing Date: April 15th 2024

Interview Date: April 24th 2024 


Are you looking for a senior opportunity in a renowned charitable organisation?  

This is an exciting opportunity to lead nature recovery in the Tees Valley

Based in Guisborough, we are involved in the conservation and restoration of a variety of habitats including woodland,  freshwater, marine, moorland, and  meadows. We work with local landowners, resident groups, schools and local communities to achieve our objectives. 

The Chief Executive Officer leads the delivery of the Trust’s strategy and operations. You will be responsible for all operational activities and financial management. 

Working closely with the Chair and Trustees you’ll ensure the smooth and efficient management of the Trust, leading an innovative but respected and financially sustainable organisation. As the principal external ‘face’ of the Trust, you'll be expected to play a leading role in strengthening relationships with partners, supporters, agencies and other organisations, and to foster and enhance the reputation of the Trust. 

What we’re looking for: 

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of wildlife, nature conservation and environmental matters

  • Significant leadership and senior management experience of an organisation or department and an understanding of the principles of strategic leadership.  

  • Experience of leadership or management in charitable or not-for-profit organisations 

  • Experience of writing and delivering impactful strategic plans. 

  • Experience of working collaboratively with Trustees or non-executive Directors and stakeholders 

  • A track record of supporting or leading income growth strategies. 

  • Knowledge of relevant Charity Law 

  • Experienced in the development of operational plans, financial budgets, and staff development plans. 

Please note a valid UK driving licence and use of your own vehicle is required for travel and occasional overnight stays. 



Tees Valley Wildlife Trust is part of the influential UK-wide partnership of 46 Wildlife Trusts. The Trust has worked for more than 40 years to protect wildlife and wild places, and educate, influence and empower people. We manage 15 Nature Reserves and help others to manage their countryside sites. Our work is helping to secure the future of many important habitats and species, which might otherwise be lost.

We protect the wildlife where you live. We make our region a better place for local wildlife and people.

We all know that wild places are under daily threat, as our towns develop and our countryside changes. Despite our successes, wildlife is still being lost at an alarming rate. The Trust needs your help and support to continue and expand its work.

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