Wild flowers, plants and fungi are the life support for all our wildlife and their colour and character light up our landscapes and our lives.
Plantlife is the UK’s leading charity dedicated to the conservation of wild plants. From the open spaces of our nature reserves to the corridors of government, we work nationally and internationally to raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and to protect their future.
There has perhaps never been a moment of greater urgency to take action to reduce our impacts on the environment. The successful candidate will grasp the opportunity to promote lasting positive change for our natural habitats as part of an escalating movement for a better future. Plantlife has a key role to play in this movement and the appointment of our next CEO represents an exciting and challenging opportunity to lead us into and through our next stage of development.
The ideal candidate will be able to promote the mission, vision and values of Plantlife, being a charismatic champion of the environment and the role of wild plant conservation. You will be able to increase Plantlife’s reach and impact, representing and promoting Plantlife to a range of audiences including funders, Government, the media, other conservation NGOs in the UK and overseas, engaging and enthusing new audiences. This will be tied in with successful operational, financial, and information management and reporting ability.
You will bring outstanding verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills, including media experience, with high integrity and credibility. Sound judgment and good financial management are key with the ability of demonstrating a strong track record of engaging at a senior level with key decision makers, including Ministers, Senior Civil Servants and business leaders. You will have an aptitude for strategic thinking with a creative and effective approach to problem solving. You will lead the charity in a way that inspires whilst managing Plantlife’s staff and volunteers.
Plantlife recognises the enormous benefits of diverse leadership. We actively and warmly encourage applications therefore from a broad and deep range of backgrounds and experiences.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to Plantlife on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit www.saxbam.com/appointments using reference XAGABA. Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on the 9th of September.