Director of Operations – Wildlife Charity

The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust
11 Jan 2018
10 Feb 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
As part of the Trust’s Management Board and reporting into the COO the Director of Operations will provide strategic leadership to develop and deliver the full potential of WWT’s UK Wetland Centres and other sites in providing amazing experiences and engagement for a range of visitors, conservation management of some of the UKs most outstanding wetland sites, and ensuring financial viability. Director of Operations Location: WWT HQ - Slimbridge Wetland Centre - commutable from Stroud, Gloucester & Bristol Hours per week: Full-time (although flexible working arrangements can be considered) Salary: £78,000 p.a. With a professional, dynamic and developing team in place and a solid strategy and foundation of business plans and frameworks to build on, the main priority of this role will be leading teams in implementing new ideas and initiatives. This is a challenging role demanding expertise in leadership of multi-site and multi-disciplinary teams of staff and volunteers, business planning and budget management. The Wildfowl & Wetlands Trust (WWT) is a conservation charity that protects wetlands for wildlife and people.  We conserve, restore and create wetlands, are pioneers in saving wetland wildlife, and inspire everyone to value what healthy wetlands can achieve for people and nature.  Our ten UK sites provide exceptional access to nationally or internationally important wetland reserves, most combined with wider visitor experiences including living collections of wetland birds and animals, boat and vehicle safaris, pond dipping, natural play spaces, art galleries and trails, cafes, shops and a wide variety of programmed seasonal events and activities. Our sites attract over one million visitors every year, including day visitors and members. In return for your skill and dedication you’ll enjoy a wide range of benefits including: 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays increasing to 30 days after 5 years’ service Contributory pension scheme (conditions apply) Life assurance Free parking Child care voucher scheme Cycle to work scheme Free entry to all our centres Closing date: 31st January 2018 Interview date: 6th February 2018    TO APPLY AND FOR MORE INFORMATION: If you would like to find out more about this position and to apply, please click the button to be directed to our website where you can download the job description and complete your application. WWT is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in employment.  Registered Charity Number England & Wales, no 1030884 and Scotland, no SC039410  No agencies please.