Saturday, February 3, 2018

CEO Isle of Wight Zoo

CEO Isle of Wight Zoo
Isle of Wight

ISLE of WIGHT ZOO - Home of The Wildheart Trust

THE WILDHEART TRUST is a newly formed charity with a small, committed board of trustees and a clear strategic mission to provide a life-long home to rescued big cats as well as providing a loving home for other animal residents. We aim to engage, involve and empower people from both the heart and the head to help us in the global challenge to make the world a better place for all animals.  The Trust is committed to revolutionise the traditional zoo experience and we believe that a united effort will secure one of the best small zoos in the world. The Trust will also continue to develop its charitable objectives towards animal welfare, rescue and conservation around the world.

Chief Executive - Isle of Wight

This is an outstanding opportunity for an experienced manager to transform, lead and position a small independent zoo into a recognised and respected zoological charity through its next phase of development.

The Council of Trustees seeks an exceptional strategic leader with hands on proven management skills to provide direction and focus for the senior management team and its dedicated staff. The new CEO will be responsible for developing excellent working relationships with all stakeholders and for increasing revenues, driving change and continuous quality improvement.

A track record of significant achievement in either the business, public or not-for-profit sectors is essential. Visitor attraction/zoological experience desirable but not essential. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and will have proven skills in business development particularly retail and catering, strategic planning and implementation, change management, HR and income generation at leadership level. You will have a proven knowledge of legacy and fundraising streams and sound financial management. You will also be an effective team leader with boundless energy, drive and passion to make things happen. It is crucial that you have a strong empathy with the aims and objectives of the Trust.

Closing date for applications:  March 4th 2018

For further information about The Wildheart Trust please visit the website.

Please apply with a CV, current salary details and a supporting statement by mail to:

Charlotte Corney, Isle of Wight Zoo, Sandown, Isle of Wight, PO36 8QB

And also by email to:

Peter Dickinson
Independent International Zoo Consultant

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