An exciting new opportunity has arisen to work for the Badger Trust at this crucial stage in its development. The Badger Trust exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats and working alongside its many affiliated local groups, it is the leading voice for badgers in England and Wales.

We are investing in our staff roles at this crucial time for the welfare and future of badgers to ensure that we are optimally placed to further their interests. The Operations and Strategy Director is a key new role who will work alongside our current staff to manage the strategic, operational and financial aspects of the Trust.

The successful candidate will need a sound understanding of all aspects of operational, fundraising, financial management and governance of a small organisation.

The post-holder will take the lead on the planning and strategic oversight of the Trust, working closely with the Board of Trustees and CEO, and in the implementation and monitoring of its business plan. They will have oversight of the Trust’s finances and budgets and will be responsible for the day to day running of the charity. They will also have oversight of fundraising in-line with annual targets set by the Board.

The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have exceptional organisational and management skills as well as significant experience in managing staff. We are looking for someone with strong interpersonal skills and who is excited by the prospect of taking our charity forward. We are a small, friendly team and need someone with a hands-on approach.

For more information download the Operations and Strategy Director Job Advert pdf

and the Operations and Strategy Director Person Specification pdf

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter of no more than one side of A4 to the chair of the Badger Trust (chair@badgertrust.org.uk) by 5pm on Thursday 4th June 2020. Please note that this deadline may be brought forward depending on the number of applications received.

For an informal conversation about the role, please contact chair@badgertrust.org.uk. Virtual interviews will take place during the week beginning Monday 15th June 2020.

Main terms and conditions of service 

Contract type: permanent
Probationary period: six months
Salary: £ 35-37k (depending on skills and experience)
No overtime payments are made, but time off in lieu is permitted for working outside of normal hours as agreed with the Chair in advance.
Hours: 21-35 hours per week.
Location: Part of week in the Trust’s offices at East Grinstead and working from home the ratio to be agreed with the Chair.
Travel: The Officer may claim expenses for travel required to carry out the role, excluding travel to and from work.
Annual Leave: Four weeks leave plus Statutory Holidays.
Pension: Statutory pension applies.

About The Badger Trust

The Badger Trust exists to promote and enhance the welfare, conservation and protection of badgers, their setts, and their habitats.  We are the leading voice for badgers and represent and support around 60 local voluntary badger groups and thousands of supporters and followers.