Commercial Director

An exciting opportunity to help shape the future of the charity by leading on a wide range of capital projects that will transform the operations and visitor experience at the Heart of England Forest.

£60,000 p/a
37.5 per week – Monday to Friday 08.00 to 17.00 with occasional evenings and weekends
Colletts Farm Office, Dorsington, Warwickshire CV37 8AU
Closing date:
Sunday 20th June 2022
Interview date:
Monday 28th June 2021

About the role

As a significant land owner, the Heart of England Forest requires a commercially astute individual to increase income streams and maximise the revenue generation potential of the extensive and varied assets that it owns to secure sustainable funds to meet the Charity’s operational costs as it develops and grows. We would love to hear from an experienced senior manager, looking for their next challenge, who is committed to conservation and enthusiastic about investing in our environment.

The role will encompass a commercial lead on the delivery of new projects along with effective estate management to protect the charity’s assets. These include holiday cottages, marina facilities, repurposing redundant farm buildings, a residential and commercial portfolio, as well as our forestry and farming infrastructure. The role is diverse, and could be dealing with anything from an encroachment or wayleave agreement to submitting planning applications, writing tender specifications, and managing significant capital projects. 

The ideal candidate is a team player able to demonstrate proven commercial acumen and project management expertise within a land management setting, experience of regulatory compliance and with a strong attention to detail. The role will suit an innovative candidate able to spot opportunities, and is likely to appeal to candidates from a wide range of backgrounds including property, rural surveying, planning or compliance. You should have a passion for conservation and the work of the charity. 

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