Head of Wider Landscapes Recovery

Head of Wider Landscapes Recovery

Closing date: Sunday 15 October 2023
Salary: £35,812 - £40,326
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Cornwall Wildlife Trust HQ, Five Acres, Allet, Truro, Cornwall , TR4 9DJ

Cornwall Wildlife Trust is dedicated to the conservation and restoration of Cornwall's natural environment. With a legacy of protecting some of the county’s most vital habitats and nature reserves, we are now embarking on an ambitious new strategy to significantly expand our impact.

As the Head of Wider Landscapes Recovery, you will be at the forefront of our new strategy, driving efforts to increase the space dedicated to nature recovery beyond our nature reserves. This pivotal role will focus on supporting, influencing, and enabling landowners, businesses, and stakeholders with significant impacts on nature.

You will acquire land for habitat creation, work with partners to develop and deliver impactful landscape scale projects, explore and develop ways to access funding streams, make the case for nature in local plans and decision-making, and develop and lead a team to work with landholders to create habitats and restore species’ abundance.

The ideal candidate will have a conservation and estate management background, with experience in managing a team, working with multiple partners, securing funding and will have a deep insight of what’s needed for nature’s recovery and a strong track record in delivering projects on the ground.

If you are passionate about driving positive change for nature in Cornwall and have a track record of strategic conservation leadership, we invite you to join us on this exciting journey.

Please download the recruitment pack for further information on this role.

Key Responsibilities:

- Lead the development and implementation of strategies to enhance wildlife recovery across diverse landscapes.
- Advise and support farmers, landowners, and key stakeholders in creating spaces for nature.
- Foster partnerships with individuals and organisations to amplify the impact of our nature recovery efforts.
- Influence and advocate for nature-friendly practices within local communities and industries.
- Oversee the allocation of resources to prioritise initiatives with the greatest potential for nature recovery at a landscape scale.

Qualifications and Experience:

- A proven track record in conservation, ecological management, or related field.
- Experience in developing and executing strategies to drive landscape-scale nature recovery efforts.
- Strong knowledge of Cornwall's natural environment and conservation challenges.
- Excellent communication and stakeholder engagement skills.
- Ability to lead and inspire a team towards achieving shared conservation goals.

We Offer:

- Cornwall Wildlife Trust operates excellent TOIL and flexible working policies
- Enhanced company holiday entitlement – starting at 25 days plus bank holidays and rising to a maximum 30 days over a period of time (1 day extra for each year worked after 4 complete years served)
- Additional Christmas office closure for 2023 (3 days extra leave)
- All employees have access to the Employee Assistance Programme (24/7 counselling service) and Employee health and wellbeing portal
- Free onsite parking at Five Acres and King Edward Mine sites
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Stakeholder pension scheme


This is a permanent, full time (37.5 hours a week) role.


Based at our Headquarters in Allet, you’ll form part of our Senior Leadership Team.

We are supportive of hybrid working. There will be travel required to our other sites and reserves across the county so a full UK driving licence is essential.

How to Apply:

Please submit your CV and a cover letter outlining your relevant experience and interest in the role to recruitment@cornwallwildifetrust.org.uk by midnight on the 15 October 2023.

Interviews for this role will be held at our Trust Headquarters, Allet Truro week commencing the 30 October 2023.

Previous applicants need not apply.

We reserve the right to close this advert early should we receive sufficient applications for the role.

Further Information:

For further information about this post please contact Callum Deveney on 07970 281879

Equal Opportunities

We are committed to ensuring transparent and non-discriminatory recruitment and employment. As a progressive charitable organisation, we champion equal opportunities and welcome applications from all sections of the community, regardless of any protected characteristic.

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