Essex Wildlife Trust Job Vacancy: Director of Operations - Great Wigborough, Colchester

Director of Operations

Closing date: Monday 15 April 2019

Salary: £62,000 per annum rising to £62,500 per annum on completion of probation

Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time

Location: Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7RZ

Job reference: EWTDO19
Essex Wildlife Trust is the county’s leading conservation charity.  It has more than 37,000 members, manages and protects over 8,400 acres of land on 87 nature reserves and 2 nature parks and runs 11 visitor centres.  The aim of Essex Wildlife Trust is to Protect Wildlife for the Future and for the People of Essex.  It is supported financially by members, local businesses and grant making organisations.  It is one of the largest of the 46 county wildlife trusts that work together throughout the British Isles as The Wildlife Trusts.

This is a new position, reporting into the CEO, with responsibility for day to day operational oversight of the Trust as well as contributing to the long-term strategic work of the organisation and its subsidiaries. 

If you are motivated, driven and supportive with extensive experience of management and delivery and have worked in the past to ensure consistent and efficient performance throughout a diverse organisation then we would love to hear from you.  We are looking for a proven leader with strong financial acumen and a fantastic reputation for effective people management.  A good knowledge and experience of, implementing the tools and systems required to ensure effective service delivery, and an understanding of the governance of a charity will be essential for success. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference to a forward thinking organisation and to help to contribute to protecting wildlife across the county of Essex.  We love the work we do and are passionate about our charitable aims and are looking for someone who can help us fully achieve our potential through strategic implementation and exemplary operational oversight.

Interview date: Week commencing 29 April 2019

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