Director

CPRE Avon and Bristol

CPRE, the Countryside Charity, exists to promote and enhance the countryside and protect it
from unsustainable development. Working alongside rural communities, the charity campaigns for
good local public services, affordable homes and sustainable economic growth and leads projects
to connect people with their local countryside.

The Avon and Bristol branch is looking to appoint a dynamic individual who understands the
importance of good communications across media and social media; can build key partnerships
with stakeholders; is an effective fundraiser and happy to oversee a project based team.

 The new Director has a great opportunity to support projects that build biodiversity and
mitigate climate change; influence planning decisions; improve and develop communications;
widen access to the countryside to encourage cultural diversity and inclusion and ensure the
branch is well managed financially. 

You will oversee the ‘Hedgerow Heroes’ project through which volunteers are supported and
trained to manage and maintain healthy hedgerows. This builds biodiversity and ensures wildlife
in our countryside is brought back from the brink. Healthy hedgerows help to fight climate
change. In Avon and Bristol, we have plans to expand the project from South Gloucestershire to
Bath and North East Somerset in 2023.

  • Contract: Permanent
  • Hours: 3 days a week (rising to 4 days, subject to project
    funding).
  • Salary: £32,000 (Full Time Equivalent), depending on
    experience
  • Work place: home-based with local meetings and occasionally
    in London. 

Applications close 14th April. Interviews on 21st April in Bristol area.

Flexible working is fully supported across three/four days.

Diversity and inclusion: We welcome applicants from people with diverse
cultural backgrounds. We are actively engaged in ensuring that CPRE Avon and Bristol is open
and welcoming to all and staff are mentored and supported to help them reach their personal
career goals.

How to apply

To apply please submit a CV and covering letter giving examples of your previous experience. Please include your reasons and motivations for applying for this role as well as your contact details, including mobile and e-mail. Applications without a covering letter will not be considered.

Applications close 14th April. Interviews on 21st April in Bristol area. Please submit applications via the Charity Job portal: https://bit.ly/3yI6zhm

If you would like an initial informal conversation with the CPRE Chair of Avon and Bristol, Sarah Pitt, she will be delighted to speak with anyone interested in the role. She can be contacted at [email protected].

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