Head of Conservation

Full time, permanent.

Location: Penrith, Cumbria

Salary: £37,500 – £45,000 pa, plus pension

We are looking for an experienced and strategic senior conservationist, to drive forward our conservation programme; improving and protecting the rivers within the Eden Catchment.
If you are seeking a challenging conservation leadership role in a superb location this post could be ideal for you.

Eden, along with the rest of Cumbria, has long been at the centre of innovative river restoration and water-friendly farming initiatives, and since the floods of 2013-15 it has also been a UK target region for developing natural solutions to flood management.

These complex overlapping agendas provide many opportunities to deliver sustainable catchment management on a large scale, and we seek a dynamic and ambitious individual to help us do just that. Based in Penrith, the post holder will work in the scenic rolling countryside of the Eden Valley, with the Lake District, the Yorkshire Dales and the Pennines also on the doorstep.

You will have experience of developing and managing large multi-partner conservation projects that deliver sustainable change on the ground; projects that involve controlling complex budgets, working with diverse stakeholders, reporting to donors and line managing multiple members of staff. You will have a good knowledge of catchment management issues, confidence and credibility.

You will be able to perform internally as a member of the Senior Management Team, as well as externally engaging and influencing a variety of stakeholders.

For more information, please read the Head of Conservation job description, which can be downloaded from the bottom of this page.

To apply for this role, please download and complete the Application Form and Equal Opportunities form shown below.

Email your completed forms to office@edenrt.org (we are unable to accept postal applications due to home-working)


Deadline for applications: 9am, Wednesday 24 February 2021

Interviews will be held w/c 1 March 2021

If you any enquiries about the role, please contact Elizabeth Radford at elizabeth.radford@edenrt.org

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