Friday, December 17, 2010

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - The Hawk Conservancy Trust


The Hawk Conservancy Trust is a conservation charity and award-winning visitor centre of international renown that works in the fields of conservation, education, rehabilitation and research of birds of prey. It employs over thirty specialist staff and has an annual turnover in excess of £1.3 million. It has a strong membership and customer base.

The Chief Executive Officer has overall responsibility to the Board of the Trust for the successful management and development of the Trust’s business in accordance with its 5 year Business Strategy; for providing leadership to the whole organization, comprising management, staff, volunteers and membership; and for representing the Trust publicly.

Specific responsibilities include managing the Trust’s annual Business Planning Cycle; overseeing the implementation of a creative Marketing Plan; establishing operational and administrative systems, consistent with the Trust’s professional image; and sustaining the highest standards of teamwork across the Trust as a whole.

The CEO will manage and develop a wide range of direct reports whose responsibilities include:

• Conservation management, rehabilitation, education and managing the Park as a visitor attraction
• Conservation research
• Marketing, fundraising and commercial sponsorship
• Financial planning and management accounting
• Catering facilities and services
• Customer reception and retail sales
• Events co-ordination
• Administrative services and facilities

The successful candidate must have a proven track record of successful business management and development in a rapidly -growing and changing commercial environment; and skills in marketing planning, financial management, and team management and development.

The personal qualities required will include a high standard of personal and professional integrity and a high level of personal resilience.

If you would like further information,, do please contact Michael Bolger, Director Responsible for Humans Resources, Hawk Conservancy Trust Visitor Centre, Sarson Lane, Weyhill, Andover, Hants, SP11 8DY or email

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