Director of Communities and Wildlife

•Location: Initially home based due to Covid-19 restrictions then at Woods Mill / flexible working

 •Salary: £40-47,000

 •Contract Type: Permanent

 •Hours: 35 Hours per Week Monday to Friday some evening and weekends

 •Closing Date: Friday 10th July

 •Interview Date:  21st/22nd July – Interview will most likely be remote via online video platform

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is seeking an outstanding and dynamic Director of Communities and Wildlife to enable communities across Sussex to take effective action for wildlife.

 Sussex Wildlife Trust

 Sussex Wildlife Trust is the county's largest environmental charity, committed to the protection and enhancement of Sussex's wildlife and wild places. We are one of 46 Wildlife Trusts working to build a better future for people, the   environment and wildlife   

 The Role

  The role requires a high level of commitment to nature and the ability to: - 

  • Lead a professional and committed team to create exciting experiences and opportunities for all, that inspire individuals, communities, schools, visitors and our members to understand, value and take action for wildlife across Sussex
  • Build upon recent learnings from the Covid-19 pandemic to utilise a range of interactive communication techniques to reach and engage with diverse audiences
  • Upscale the work of the Trust to motivate, guide and support local community groups to take action to protect and conserve their local wildlife and wild places
  • Develop our work with volunteers, to ensure we continue to attract new diverse individuals and retain their valued support and commitment
  • Underpin our programmes and activities by ensuring the resources, income and structure required are in place to enable successful delivery and outcomes


 The Person

  • A passion for developing learning and community action for wildlife across a variety of audiences
  • A structured and strategic thinker who can bring a creative approach across the breadth of the Trust’s engagement activities
  • Experience of leading formal and informal learning programmes and wider-community projects
  • Great people management skills and the ability to motivate, inspire and support a diverse team
  • Someone who is commercially astute and collaborative by nature.