Chief Executive - Mersey Gateway Environment Trust (MGET)

Halton Borough Council are working with the Mersey Gateway Environment Trust (MGET) to appoint a suitably qualified and experienced Chief Executive to join the team at the MGET.

The MGET is an independent charitable trust set up in 2010 to promote the conservation, protection, and improvement of the environment across a 1600ha area of the Upper Mersey Estuary running all the way from the existing Silver Jubilee Bridge, to the new Mersey Gateway Bridge and upriver as far as Warrington.

The Chief Executive role provides an excellent opportunity to lead and manage all aspects of the MGET business plan required to progress the MGET project through the operation and management stages. Your role as Chief Executive would be to ensure the smooth running and development of the organisation and to lead the implementation of activity that will further the aims of the Trust.

You will be educated to degree level in the environmental sector; or possess equivalent experience within a local authority or organisation of comparable complexity.

With project management experience, you will have the ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with a range of key stake holders to ensure successful delivery. You will have experience of fund raising and the ability to deliver successful environmental and biodiversity campaigns on time and to budget.

You will have a broad knowledge of environmental obligations and planning conditions on large scale infrastructure projects as well as an ability to plan strategically.

In addition you will have the ability to deliver project goals and the capability to project the MGET vision and ability to see the “bigger picture” identifying broad opportunities.

If you are interested, please use the following link to apply via the Halton Borough Council jobs page:

Please find the detailed Job Description  here.

Please find the Person Specification here.

The MGET are in the process of agreeing a new Memorandum Of Agreement with the Mersey Gateway Crossings Board, who currently act as the employer on behalf of MGET.  For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Paul Oldfield on 0151 511 8532.

Closing Date: Sunday 16th June 2019

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 26th June 2019.

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Halton & St Helens VCA is an infrastructure organisation that provides advice, information and development support services to voluntary, community, not-for-profit and faith organisations and volunteers in the Boroughs of St Helens and Halton.