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Chief Executive / CEO

London Wildlife Trust

Salary: £85,000 – £100,000 depending on experience with development opportunities when
joining at the lower end

Location: Westminster / Victoria (hybrid)

Tenure: Permanent, full-time contract

Closing Date: 31st May 2023

We’re looking for a CEO to bring inspirational leadership to London Wildlife Trust, and help us
to create a wilder London where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife.

Around half of London is made up of green spaces, rivers and tranquil wetlands. It’s home to an
astonishing abundance of wildlife – from mammals to molluscs, from sparrows to skylarks, from
towering trees to the tiniest of bugs and beetles. London Wildlife Trust is the only charity
dedicated solely to protecting this wildlife and its vital habitat across the capital and has
been doing so since 1981. Today we employ more than 60 staff, 70 casual team members, engage
over 500 volunteers, all supported by 15,000 members.

We are open to a variety of backgrounds and experience including an existing CEO or a senior
manager or director looking for the next step in their career.

The Role

Reporting to the Chair and Board of Trustees, the CEO will have overall strategic and
operational responsibility for London Wildlife Trust’s staff, programmes, external relations
and expansion, and the execution of its mission.

  • Oversee the strategic development of the Trust, contributing to the ongoing development of
    the Trusts’ vision, translating its vision and mission into operational plans and objectives
  • Lead and oversee the Trust’s operational activities and be accountable for delivery of our
    strategy within the approved budget
  • Ensure rigour and discipline is brought to the Trust’s ways of working, prioritising
    operational excellence, thorough programme evaluation, and consistent quality of finance and
    administration, fundraising, communications, and systems
  • Lead, coach, develop, and retain a high-performing senior management team

Our ideal CEO

  • Significant experience as a leader and manager, and a track record of inspiring teams to
    high performance
  • While experience in a leadership role in nature conservation is not required, an
    appreciation of, empathy and personal passion for wildlife and conservation management
  • Excellence in organisational management with commercial acumen and demonstrable financial
    skills and a track record of successful management of a budget
  • Strong communication and presentation skills, and evidence of being a persuasive
    and passionate communicator who has built partnerships with a range of stakeholders internally
    and externally, including the public

Please see the job description on our website for a full person specification 

Does this sound like you? We’d love to hear from you!

What’s in it for you?

  • 25 days annual leave pro rata plus statutory holidays
  • Benefits platform with discounts and nursery, cycle and gym schemes
  • Access to a free Employee Assistance Scheme to support you inside and outside of work
  • Supportive and inclusive policies including enhanced family-friendly policy and flexible
    working policy
  • ‘Staff Day’ once a quarter where you can get involved in conservation work on one of our

Our vision is a London alive with nature, where everyone can experience and enjoy wildlife. In
order to achieve our goal of engaging everyone in protecting London’s wildlife for the future,
we know that our staff team needs to better reflect and represent all of London’s communities.
We are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all. Alongside our inclusive Talent policy
which outlines are commitments including giving fair opportunities to ex-offenders, we also
offer an enhanced flexible working policy which is available to you from your very first day.

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