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Cuerden Valley Park Trust

Chief Executive

£42,500 - £47,500 pa dependent on experience.

Cuerden Valley Park Trust (CVPT)

Cuerden Valley Park is a 650-acre green oasis which lies between Chorley and Preston in Lancashire. It is a working estate with parkland and farmland, owned and operated by the Cuerden Valley Park Trust (CVPT) and enjoyed by over 300,000 visitors per year, mostly form the local area.

The maintenance and improvement of the Park is a key objective for the Trust which boasts the following:

  • Extensive woodland.
  • High-value, protected wildlife habitat.
  • Riparian environment with heavy human and canine footfall
  • Reservoir (high-risk category) and other water features.
  • Five pay and display car parks.
  • Tenanted farms.

The CVPT is a small charity, set up in 1992 for the conservation and maintenance of the Park, enabling the general public to enjoy education and recreation opportunities. Free-to-enter, the Trust generates income from rents (agricultural, commercial) profits from the F&B offer in the combined Café & Visitor Centre, visitor car parking and other fundraising efforts.

About the role

As the Chief Executive, you will be responsible for delivering the strategic objectives through your team and building on engagement with local communities. There are some exciting projects for you to lead on, made possible through new partnership working, which will bring welcome development to the visitor facilities and improvements to the nature conservation value of the site.

If you want to join a small, well-established charity delivering on education and conservation at a pivotal time in its history where you can shape its future, then we would love to hear from you.

If you would like to have an informal chat about the role and the Trust, please do contact: Jan Clarke (Mob: 07984 576143) email:

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To apply, please forward your CV and a covering letter, stating why you wish to apply and how you meet the criteria to:

The deadline for applications is: 24th June, 2022

Interviews: w/c 4th July 2022

Closing Date: 24/06/2022  Location: Lancashire

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