The Marine Conservation Society (MCS) has been the voice for our seas for 30 years; championing sustainable seafood, clean seas and beaches and protection for marine wildlife.
Location: Flexible with regular visits to Ross-On-Wye
Closing date: 8th June 2016
The new CEO will work with an ambitious Board and talented Senior Management Team with responsibility for leading the activities across the UK to achieve the MCS vision of seas fit for life. The CEO will represent MCS externally with a wide range of audiences building partnerships with national and regional government, NGOs, industry, donors and corporate partners. The role will therefore require significant focus on working to build MCS’s profile, income and influence, responding appropriately to conflicting priorities.
To drive the development of the organisation’s business plan and strategy overseeing all aspects of the work of the charity, its staff and volunteers, ensuring the financial sustainability and ongoing modernisation of MCS through effective fundraising and marketing, programme delivery and sound financial stewardship.
To act as the principal external representative and face of MCS, serving as a key spokesperson whilst cultivating positive and influential relationships with individual and organisational stakeholders. You will establish productive partnerships which contribute to the delivery of the charity’s aims and objectives.
To ensure MCS maximises its potential to attract diverse and sustainable funding to achieve its business plans and targets. You’ll also lead MCS’s business development through the encouragement of creative growth opportunities and support the preparation of proposals to major funders.
To be responsible to the Board of Trustees and Chairman for the health and performance of MCS ensuring clear and open communication, presentation and reporting to the Board on all strategic, financial, risk and governance matters.
A proven track record of successful, senior leadership experience in an organisation where growth and income generation are key features, with evidence of leading large teams, driving change and innovation.
A strong, confident and persuasive communicator with outstanding negotiation, public speaking and stakeholder management skills.
A strong personal commitment to marine conservation, with the ability to lead impactful and successful campaigning and advocacy.
Demonstrable experience of engaging regional and national government on policy change.
Well developed strategic business planning and financial literacy and experience of working and reporting to a board of trustees.
Applications are being managed on our behalf by Berwick Partners - please visit their website here: http://www.berwickpartners.co.uk/candidates/assignment/57790/
For any enquiries email email@example.com or telephone 01989 561574.
MCS is an equal opportunities employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community. Eligibility to work in the UK is required.
Registered Charity No: 1004005 (England & Wales) SC037480 (Scotland)
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