The Chief Officer of Operations is a central role within the Natural England senior leadership team. The role holder will provide a critical contribution to the success of Natural England by ensuring effective, efficient and outcome focussed delivery across the organisation. You will serve as a member of Natural England Executive Committee and have a national profile as a representative of the organisation .
Natural England is the Government’s adviser on the natural environment, a non-departmental public body, responsible to the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. Our purpose is to help conserve, enhance and manage the natural environment for the benefit of present and future generations, thereby contributing to sustainable development. We are a national organisation with around 1700 staff across the country.
The successful candidate will have excellent visible senior leadership skills, gained in a large and complex organisation, with a track record of inspiring and engaging large, high performing, diverse and inclusive teams as well as exceptional operational delivery, project and programme management skills with a determination to deliver agreed targets, excellent management of business performance, and judgement of risk.