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Top job! Director of External Affairs

  • Full time
  • up to £55,000
  • Edinburgh
  • Closing 21st June 2019

  • Advertised from 29th May 2019
  • Status: Full-time, permanent. Salary: Up to £55k per annum


Scotland’s leading nature conservation charity is looking for a dynamic, passionate and effective Director of External Affairs.

For over 50 years, the Scottish Wildlife Trust has worked with its members, partners and supporters in pursuit of its vision of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas. The Trust successfully champions the cause of wildlife through policy and campaigning work, demonstrates best practice through practical conservation and innovative partnerships, and inspires people to take positive action through its education and engagement activities. The Trust manages a network of around 120 wildlife reserves across Scotland and is a member of the UK-wide Wildlife Trusts movement.

We now have an exciting opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual to join our Senior Management Team to lead the transformation of how the Scottish Wildlife Trust engages with external audiences in order to tackle the ecological crisis we face.

Nature conservation has never been more important and this is an exceptional opportunity to join an organisation full of talented and committed people working towards a common goal. If you are an innovative, collaborative and impact-focused leader, who would like to play a key role in achieving the Trust’s vision of a network of healthy, resilient ecosystems across Scotland’s land and seas, we would love to hear from you.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • A strong track record of achieving strategic impact in engagement with external audiences
  • A proven ability to innovate and inspire
  • Excellent people leadership and management skills which support and enable others to achieve their best
  • A strong personal commitment to environmental issues

Application notes

This recruitment will be managed by Networx Recruitment.

To apply and download the full application pack click here.

If you would like more information or to discuss the post further please phone 0131 312 4731 during office hours.

Interviews to be held on Wednesday 26 June, in central Edinburgh