Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS)

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)


Salary: Commensurate with experience

Location: Central Edinburgh

Application closing date: Monday 14 October (09.00)

About us: Rivers and Fisheries Trusts of Scotland (RAFTS) is seeking a dynamic and experienced Chief Executive Officer to manage and develop a fast growing environmental charity. RAFTS represents a network of 26 charitable trusts and foundations, which employ over 50 technical staff operating across the major freshwater catchments of  Scotland.

Skills & Experience: The successful candidate will have a proven track record in the following areas:

  • Organisational management and development
  • Financial management and control
  • Staff development, management and leadership
  • Excellent people, communication, advocacy and media skills

Experience in the following areas will also be desirable:

  • Large scale environmental project identification, initiation, management and delivery
  • Working with partners including Government, Agencies and others
  • Charitable fund-raising
  • Experience and knowledge of rural, environmental, and land management issues
  • Experience and appropriate qualifications in the environmental sciences

Location: The post is based in our Central Edinburgh office. Flexible working hours and regular travel within Scotland will be required.

Remuneration: Remuneration will consist of a salary commensurate with experience and a contributory pension scheme.

Information on RAFTS can be found on our site. For further details of the post and application process, click on the documents below:

Applications must be submitted no later than 09.00 on Monday 14 October and will consist of a covering letter, a full Curriculum Vitae (with referees) and the completed ‘Applicant Information Form’.

Interviews will take place in Edinburgh on Thursday 24 October 2013.

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