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Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust

Director of Nature Recovery

Could you be the person to play a leading role in achieving our ambitions for nature’s recovery in Herts & Middlesex?

Director of Nature Recovery

Starting salary £52,000, plus contribution to pension auto-enrolment

37.5 hours per week, permanent contract

Herts and Middlesex Wildlife Trust works to create more space for nature and inspire and enable people to take action. With over 23,000 members and 600 volunteers, and working closely with farmers, local authorities, community and conservation organisations, we play a leading role in nature’s recovery.

The Trust believes that wildlife should be able to thrive alongside our everyday lives and that everyone benefits from having access to nature. If we work together as a community, nature will recover and we will create a greener, sustainable and wilder future.

As part of the national federation of 46 Wildlife Trusts, our influence is far-reaching and we play a vital role in standing up for wildlife.

We are committed to creating a community that recognizes and truly values individual differences and identities. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. Our staff team is enthusiastic, friendly and committed to wildlife conservation and exemplifies our values of professionalism, valuing contributions by others and continually striving to improve. We offer flexible working as well as other benefits such as salary sacrifice schemes. We are based in the attractive setting of Verulamium Park on the outskirts of St Albans.

About the role

You must be a compelling advocate for wildlife and demonstrate a passion for what we do.

Reporting to the Chief Executive and as part of the Senior Management, the Director plays an important role in strategy development, financial and risk management for the Trust.

We have set an ambitious target of 30% of land to be protected and managed for wildlife by 2030. You will drive the Trust’s work to achieve this ambition, leading our work on nature reserves, land management advice, input to the local planning agenda and the Herts Environmental Records Centre. You will lead and develop partnership working and lead negotiations on contracts.

You will need to have experience as a senior leader and excellent knowledge of habitats and species. You will have strong financial and project management skills, alongside excellent communication skills and a passion for what we do.

If you would like an informal discussion about this post, please request a call back from the Trust’s Chief Executive by emailing recruitment@hmwt.org.

For more information and to apply (CVs are not accepted), visit our website: www.hertswildlifetrust.org.uk/jobs

Herts & Middlesex Wildlife Trust
Grebe House
St Michael’s Street
St Albans
Herts
AL3 4SN

Tel: 01727 858901
Email: recruitment@hmwt.org

Closing Date: 9am on Thursday 6th January 2022

Interviews: Candidates will be invited to attend an interview on Zoom on 13th January. Those candidates will then be narrowed down to a shortlist who will be invited to an interview in person on 17th January.

A driving licence and flexibility to work occasional irregular hours is required for all posts.

The post may be subject to a Disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As an employer we are committed to promoting and protecting the physical and mental health and wellbeing of all our staff.

Closing Date: 06/01/2022  Location: Herts and Middlesex

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