Major New Post in UK Ecology: Now Recruiting

Executive Director of the Ecological Continuity Trust
(18 month contract initially)
Salary £40k – £50k

Announcing a major new executive position in UK ecology:

Ecological Continuity Trust (ECT) was established as a UK-registered charity in 2008 to address vital ecological issues of today and the future by supporting long-term, experimental field studies. An important aspect of this is to raise awareness of the importance of long-term scientific research as a critical component of the protection and enhancement of healthy ecosystems.

ECT’s board has developed the charity from the concept stage to a point where it can begin operations. A challenging new opportunity has arisen for an entrepreneurial Executive Director to build on these foundations and fulfil ECT’s vision through leading the charity during this exciting and formative first phase.

Using your energies and leadership skills, you will focus on raising the profile of long-term studies in ecology significantly in the public and policy environments. Building on the Board’s dialogues with potential partner organisations, you will build the resources to support existing and create new sites for long-term ecological experimentation and monitoring, initially in the UK. Proactive in your approach, you will build a network of ecologists and other academics that will contribute to the fulfilment of ECT’s objectives.

We are looking for a resourceful and self-motivated individual with all-round skills, determination and an ability to communicate clearly, both within the ecology community and in the public and policy environments. With a passion for delivering on the goals of the charity, you will need to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental objectives of the ECT. A formal academic background in ecology is not mandatory: ECT welcomes applications from candidates with a proven leadership record in other fields, alongside an evident personal interest and commitment to the science of ecology and conservation.

With a fundraising background and experience of developing and working in partnerships with other organisations, you will have previously run programmes or campaigns that have educational, awareness raising and influencing objectives.

Closing date: Sunday 21st February

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