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Partnerships and Development Manager
Beaver Trust

Job Description

An exciting opportunity for a systems-thinking, multi-talented and inspiring person to support our Chief Executive across partnerships, fundraising, policy, programmes and operations for a small charity with an ambitious mission to restore Britain’s rivers and wildlife with beavers.

About us:

We consider the beaver a totem for rapid and systemic change across rural and urban landscapes, reconnecting communities with the rest of the natural world that sustains them. We are a trusted intermediary, convenor and partner to government, communities and key stakeholder groups. Our programmes align stakeholders to inform policy change, provide practical restoration across whole river catchments and engage and empower people to participate in the future of their land and waterscapes.

The role:

This new position will work closely with the Chief Executive across most areas of the organisation, supporting the Senior Management Team in coordinating our work. We are looking for someone with the spark, drive, wisdom and energy to help us deliver our strategy and achieve real impact on national programmes while developing the organisation's funding, capacity and reputation. From creating innovative policy and convening national coalitions to fundraising for campaigns and supporting nature restoration programmes, you will face a different challenge every day and the opportunity to deliver real and immediate impact for the climate and extinction crisis. 

About you:

We are looking for someone with a touch of the maverick about them, someone truly engaging and in a rush for global change; someone who will do what it takes to shake things up and rapidly change our relationship with each other and the planet. You must be reliable, highly organised and an engaging listener and confident communicator. You will have the empathy, integrity and discernment to engage positively on forming mutually beneficial solutions with a wide range of stakeholders from ministers, journalists and major donors to landowners, industry leaders and scientists.

We invite creative and original applications from experienced and engaging people who balance concern for the natural world and joy of working with like-minded people committed to helping communities build climate resilience and recover biodiversity.

How to apply:

Please submit your application for the position in the form of your CV, your written task submission (described below) and a covering letter explaining your interest and suitability for the role. The attached role description provides further details of the position.

NB Writing task: Please provide a piece of creative and engaging writing with your application that will show us your ability to communicate nature restoration policy, fundraising and programmes. Your task is to describe a systemic and collaborative solution that Beaver Trust might develop to help solve our national river and wildlife crisis and how you would deliver it to stakeholders with partners in Britain. It should be 1 page long and engage a varied high-level audience with an accessible description of the complex problems we are facing and how Beaver Trust seeks to resolve them.  PLEASE COMBINE YOUR WRITTEN PIECE WITH YOUR COVER LETTER IN THE SAME DOCUMENT

We look forward to hearing from you.