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Salary: c. £45,000 depending on experience

Closing date: Tuesday 27th March 2018

Location: The Wildlife Trust for Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire and Northamptonshire The Manor House, Broad Street, Cambourne, Cambs CB23 6DH Regular travel around the three counties and occasionally to London and elsewhere.

The Director of Business Development and Engagement reports to the Chief Executive. The successful candidate will have strategic and operational responsibility for growing the Trust’s partnerships with developers and other businesses, for securing income from land management and ecological advice to developers, and for growing income from the Trust’s nature reserves and other innovative sources of income. The post will also maintain and enhance the Trust’s outreach and public engagement, both face-to-face and via digital, print and broadcast media. The post will directly line manage the Head of Communities and Wildlife and the Communications Manager. He/she will oversee a team of c. 15 staff.

Main Purpose: To grow the Trust’s income from partnerships. To lead negotiations over land management and ecological advice to developers and other businesses. To grow the income from nature reserves. To lead the community engagement, education and communications work of the Trust to raise profile and grow support for the Trust and its work. To report on these areas of work to Trust committees and provide timely information for marketing, fundraising and communications. To help guide the Trust’s overall strategy and business planning.

We are looking for a resourceful, creative individual with a calm, confident and pragmatic approach coupled with a determination to succeed.

Essential qualifications, skills and aptitudes
• Degree or equivalent qualification or experience
• Experience of managing a diverse team of staff, and in preparing, managing and monitoring budgets
• Understanding of principles of ecology and habitat management, and a knowledge of UK habitats
• Ability to motivate and manage staff
• Ability to build partnerships and inspire confidence in partners
• Strong strategic planning, project management, financial and organisational skills
• A keen interest and commitment to wildlife conservation and environmental issues.

Hours: 37.5 (full-time, but part-time may be considered for the right candidate)

Equality and Diversity: We value diversity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

Closing Date: 27 March 2018 at 17.00. 


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