The Trust is looking to appoint the following position:


Chief Executive Officer 

Salary: Package circa £40k plus generous pension and benefits

Working Hours: 36 hours – Permanent (subject to 6 months’ probation and DBS check)

Our current CEO will be leaving in December after 16 years service giving an exciting opportunity to appoint a new CEO.  This is an interesting and challenging role, working with a Board of Trustees, a small professional team and excellent contractors and volunteers.

Severn Gorge Countryside Trust (a registered charity) manages 52 sites and 270 hectares of countryside and open space in and around the beautiful Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site along the River Severn in Shropshire. It aims to promote, protect and conserve it as a living landscape for wildlife, people and products. It has developed a reputation for effective and high-quality work across the full range of its land management responsibilities.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated person with management experience, ideally within a land/ environmental, community or not for profit organisation.  You will have a good knowledge of multi-purpose countryside management in an urban fringe setting and the pressures thereof.  You will be able to demonstrate a broad strategic view whilst working as a team player.

Further details including a full Job Description/Person Specification and Application Information Pack can be found below, together with the application form and privacy notice.  Please review the Job Description before you apply.

Should you be interested in this position, please complete the Application Form and return your application before the closing date stated below.  Completed applications can be returned by email to:

Closing Date for Receipt of Applications Is: 9am- Thursday 22nd September 

Interviews: Wednesday 5th October or Thursday 6th October 2022

CEO Application Information Pack

CEO Job Description and Person Specification

CEO  Application Form

Job Applicant Privacy Notice

Guidance Notes:

Please complete all sections of the form

Always read through your final version before you send it

You should consider the following:

  • Applications can only be assessed on the information you provide.  You need to clearly demonstrate your capabilities.
  • You need to explain how you meet each of the person specification points and provide examples of previous experience.


We will take up references once you have been interviewed and provisionally offered the post.  Please make sure that you have given the full contact details of your referees so that this does not delay processing reference requests.

You will only be confirmed in the post once we are satisfied with the information received from your referees.

Finally, good luck with your application form and thank you for your interest in Severn Gorge Countryside Trust.