Executive Director

The Rainforest Foundation UK
c£75,000 + Benefits
Closing date: 8 August 2019
Job Type: Paid
Location: Crouch Hill
The Rainforest Foundation UK is seeking a new Executive Director. RFUK is currently recognised as a leading force in the protection of tropical forests and their inhabitants, particularly in the Congo Basin region of Africa.

After 23 years in post, RFUK’s Executive Director, Simon Counsell, is standing down. During his tenure, RFUK has grown much, and is now recognised as a leading force in the protection of tropical forests and their inhabitants, particularly in the Congo Basin region of Africa. As well as delivering high quality on-the-ground practical projects, often in difficult conditions, the organisation is also known for its advocacy work, which often challenges prevailing paradigms.

We are looking for someone of exceptional leadership qualities, who can bring not only a strategic vision, but also the ability to translate that into both high quality practical programmes and effective advocacy work. They will need to demonstrate an ability to inspire and motivate a team of highly dedicated and expert staff. For the right candidate, this post will be both challenging and enormously rewarding, with the potential to develop and shape an already well-respected organisation into an even stronger force.

Role: Executive Director (ED), full-time

Reporting to: Chair, Board of Trustees and external donors

Responsible for: Senior Leadership Team (5 x direct reports) and c.20 indirect reports

Location: London

Salary: c£75,000 + benefits

Region: London and the southeast
Location: Crouch Hill
Sector: Advocacy Aid Leadership Management Projects and programmes

Application notes

If you are interested in this role, please apply by submitting an application form together with a Supporting Statement - no more than 2x A4 sides), returning it to [email protected] no later than 9.00am, 19th August, 2019. Please note that we will not discuss applications with candidates before they have been submitted or prior to any interview.

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