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We are looking for a Chief Executive to join and lead our amazing team

At the Aire Rivers Trust we are the only environmental charity dedicated to looking after the Aire and its tributaries. We work to improve our rivers through habitat enhancement, reducing pollution, and improving access and education. We aim to punch above our weight with exciting new projects across the catchment, from the stunning Malham Cove to the hidden Bradford Beck and down through Leeds to the Ouse at Airmyn.

Our most important asset is our people: we want to recruit the best. You will join a friendly and committed team of experts passionate about improving the River Aire and the streams that feed it.

About the Role

The role presents an exciting opportunity to take the trust forward and to make significant impacts in tackling environmental issues in the River Aire catchment. Opportunities include delivering projects that contribute to implementing the government’s 25-Year Environment Plan, developing partnerships that promote integrated catchment management to improve water quality and implementing natural flood management.
The role also offers the opportunity to develop existing and new initiatives to offer environmental and relevant funding advice to landowners and farmers in our catchment, including but not limited to ELMS and Biodiversity Net Gain.
The trustees foresee considerable scope for the continued development of ART and the new CEO will be expected to lead and further develop the highly skilled, diverse, and growing team of staff and seize the opportunities offered by the increasing and widespread interest in the environment and sustainability.

What you will bring to the Trust

The new Chief Executive will have the vision, proven leadership skills and operational experience to review and update the Trust’s strategy and to be responsible for designing and delivering a programme to implement the strategy. An understanding of both the challenges and opportunities for securing project funding to ensure the long-term sustainability of ART is essential.
We are looking for an individual with the leadership skills and experience to cover the responsibilities that accompany the role: strategic organisational planning; business development; operational delivery; workforce development; fundraising; and financial management. It is expected that the new CEO will also have environmental knowledge and conservation experience.

Applications

More detail, and information about how to apply, is contained in the recruitment pack available via the link below.
Inspire others
Lead our team to new sucesses
Create a legacy
Your work will make our river better

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The Aire Rivers Trust is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales No: 07464227 and a Registered Charity No: 1145609
Registered Office at: 38 Morton Lane, East Morton, Keighley BD20 5RS
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