Chief Executive Officer Vacancy

The Wessex Chalk Stream & Rivers Trust - soon to change its name to Wessex Rivers Trust - is looking for a dynamic CEO to lead the organisation through an exciting period of further expansion and development. The ideal candidate will be an experienced senior executive, have an in-depth knowledge of environmental matters relevant to our work and a passion for rivers. He or she will be a creative thinker and business-minded, with the ability to identify opportunities and see them through to fruition.

The role presents an outstanding opportunity for a natural leader to influence priorities and actions in southern England to tackle the problems of flooding, abstraction, pollution, destruction of habitat and loss of species, as well as encouraging wider biodiversity; and to help bring to life regional and national policies. To accomplish this, he or she will collaborate with statutory, industrial and other non-profit organisations, both at local and national levels.

A detailed description of the dimensions of the role, responsibilities and requirements is available in the application pack. To apply, email your CV (3 pages maximum) and a cover letter with your motivation and a statement of suitability (1000 words maximum) to by 12 noon on Tuesday 3 March 2020.

Interviews are planned in the week commencing Monday 16 March 2020. For a confidential conversation about the role, contact George Seligman (Chairman) on 07768 234042 or Martijn Antheunisse (current CEO) on 07421 017685.


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