Natural England has a long-established role as the statutory deliverer and champion of nature, landscape and access. Right now, our work is undergoing a significant transformation, with the organisation right at the heart of delivering the Government’s 25 Year Environment Plan, which sets out an ambitious programme of changes to deliver a better environment for wildlife and people. This is an exciting and challenging opportunity for an individual who wants to make a real difference to how our natural environment develops and contributes to the well-being of society and to sustainable economic growth.
We pride ourselves on our expertise and commitment to the cause and are looking for a highly motivated leader that matches our values. Our people are not just knowledgeable and experienced, and often the nation’s top experts in what they do but are incredibly passionate in delivering positive changes.
The organisation is also under no illusions as to the demands being faced, with the growing pressures on our environment, the complex network of stakeholders and customers, budget challenges and we are demanding ever more flexibility and efficiency from our operations; this is a challenge that requires a resilient Chief Executive.
We are therefore looking for an inspirational leader that is able to demonstrate a passion for the protection and restoration of the natural environment, with a successful track record in conservation. We are committed to diversity and inclusion and are seeking a Chief Executive that shares our values and has a track record of building diverse talent within an organisation, particularly with a geographically dispersed team. Leading transformational change will be key to the success of our organisation going forward to ensure that we are at the heart of delivering the Government’s 25 year environment plan.