£100,942 - £130,631 per annum
The RSPB exists to advance the conservation of birds, other wildlife and the natural world, by protecting and restoring habitats, saving species, sharing knowledge and connecting people to nature.
There couldn’t be a more exciting and challenging time to be joining us. We’re proud of everything we’ve achieved in the past decade, but we know that the years between now and 2030 will be critical in addressing the nature and climate emergency. The RSPB has a vital role to play in this work, both through our conservation work in the UK and around the world, and through inspiring and enabling many more, and more diverse people, to act to protect and restore birds and nature.
RSPB 2030 sets out our strategic ambition for this decade. With some 160,000 hectares of land under our management across the four countries of the UK, our work around the globe, our leading role in Birdlife International, more than 2,000 staff and 12,000 volunteers and an annual income of over £150m, we stand ready to make our fullest contribution to resolving the nature and climate emergency.
Reporting to the CEO, this role of Executive Director, Income and Conservation Investment is a pivotal role in our organisation and represents an extraordinary opportunity for an inclusive leader who wants to make a lasting, positive impact on the natural world now and for future generations. We are looking for an exceptional leader to oversee a broad portfolio that includes all our fundraising activities, our membership and our commercial operations, our engagement with high value partners and with business and also our conservation investment team. As a member of the Executive Board, this is a vital role in ensuring that we have the resources and partnerships to deliver the RSPB’s mission as well as leading and developing some of our most innovative new investment initiatives. It will require working effectively across the organisation to help make our vision for a nature positive world by 2030 a reality and building relationships with key external supporters of our work.
If you bring the skills we are looking for and want to make a lasting, positive impact on the natural world now and for future generations, then we would love to hear from you.
We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. We welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds, but also recognise that people of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any support or reasonable adjustments you may need to help you complete your application.
Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to the RSPB on this appointment. For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit our candidate microsite here. Alternatively, telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours). Applications should be received by noon on Monday 18th December.