Chief Executive Officer

We are looking to appoint a new Chief Executive to lead our pioneering Oxfordshire-based environmental charity at the forefront of addressing the challenges of climate change, biodiversity loss, and wellbeing through the power of connecting people with natural green spaces.

About us

Earth Trust is dedicated to inspiring people to address the pressing challenges of our time. With a rich history spanning 40 years, we are a trusted and influential voice, combining scientific expertise with a deep commitment to community engagement and education, demonstrating innovation in thinking and sustainability in everything we do.

Located in South Oxfordshire, the charity’s 500-plus hectare land holding which includes Wittenham Clumps, Earth Trust Centre and Farm, serves as a living laboratory for resources, sustainable land management practices, regenerative agriculture, and ecological restoration. In addition, we manage seven nature reserves and community green spaces across the county, close to where people live and work.

Through inspiring and award-winning public programming, educational initiatives, and collaborative partnerships, Earth Trust strives to foster a deeper connection between communities and the natural world, empowering individuals to take personal action towards a more sustainable future.

About the role

We are embarking on a transformative strategic capital development programme c.£10 million that will revolutionise and commercialise operations at our flagship site, and enable the Trust to become financially sustainable. It will enhance our visitor facilities and engagement opportunities with a broader audience, and significantly expand our reach and influence, establishing Earth Trust as a national leader in the environmental charity sector.

Our new CEO will lead the organisation through this period of major change and challenge, shaping the charity’s strategic direction, cultivating a culture of innovation and collaboration, and driving the successful execution of our ambitious development programme.

Experience, skills & expertise

To realise our vision, we seek an exceptional and visionary Chief Executive to provide strategic leadership, commercial acumen, and innovative ideas to drive our development and growth over the next 5 years.

The ideal candidate will help Earth Trust become more impactful and financially sustainable.

How to apply

Peridot Partners are leading the search for us and a full job description and application details are available via their website: Chief Executive Officer | Earth Trust. 

Location: Little Wittenham, Oxfordshire

Salary:  Contact our consultants for further information

Closing date: 9am Friday 6th September 2024

For further information, or to arrange a confidential discussion, please contact our advising consultants at Peridot Partners:

Erica Ritchie [email protected] | 07932 557505

Liz Holderness | [email protected] | 07872 031079