Jobs at Campaign for National Parks

Chief Executive

Are you a strong and ambitious campaigner with a track record of persuading and influencing a wide range of audiences?

Are you passionate about National Parks and protected landscapes?

Do you enjoy the challenge of leadership, organisational development and management?

Are you able to lead a successful and influential organisation?

If so, you may be the right person to join Campaign for National Parks at a crucial time for the organisation and for protected landscapes and the environment.

With the publication of the Glover Review of protected landscapes, the national and global focus on nature recovery and climate change and the heightened awareness and concern for these special places as we emerge from a pandemic, this is a hugely significant moment for a dedicated individual who wants to play a leading role in the National Parks for the future.


The Role

Location:           Central London – SE1 with easy access to mainline and underground stations.

                          We are expecting to move to a hybrid approach with part office/part home based working once the office opens again.

As CEO it is expected that you will spend time in the London Office on a regular basis.

Salary:               £55,000 – £60,000

                          Travel expenses, and overnight accommodation if necessary, for all meetings outside the London are remunerated.

Contract:          Permanent and full-time (35 hours per week).

Pension:           In accordance with Part 1 of the Pensions Act 2008 we provide an auto-enrolment scheme.

Reports to:       The Board of Trustees

Line manager:  Chair of the Board of Trustees


About Campaign for National Parks

Campaign for National Parks is the only national, independent charity dedicated to protecting, improving and promoting all the National Parks of England and Wales. It is a small and dynamic national (i.e., England and Wales) charity with a strong emphasis on campaign work to secure tangible benefits for the parks and for society’s enjoyment of these special places. We approach campaigning by using our significant expertise, knowledge and credentials to persuade and influence a positive and progressive policy and decision-making  environment for National Parks.


How to apply

Deadline for applying has now passed. We shall be contacting shortlisted candicates shortly.

Please note that we cannot accept incomplete or late applications.

Interviews will be held in central London (subject to Covid restrictions permitting) on 7–9 July 2021.  


No agencies, thank you.


Would you like to shape the future of the National Parks in England and Wales?

Campaign for National Parks is the only national charity dedicated to protecting, promoting and enhancing the National Parks in England and Wales.  Our vision is that the National Parks are beautiful and inspirational places enjoyed and valued by all. We believe the National Parks are a special part of our natural and cultural heritage.  They are living landscapes and make a significant contribution to the economy and the nation’s health and well-being.  However, they are also under continued threat from inappropriate development, intensive agriculture, increased traffic and the challenges of sustaining small rural communities.

Campaign for National Parks was established to campaign for the creation of the National Parks in 1936 and since then we have continued to fight for their special qualities to be maintained and improved.  We are a small charity with a track record of achieving change and work closely with a wide range of environmental and other partner organisations.  We are currently focused on ensuring we can maximise our impact at a time of rapid change in public policy in areas such as landscape protection, nature recovery and climate change.   

The Role

We are now seeking two Trustees to join our Board to provide strategic direction and governance of the charity.  We are seeking enthusiastic individuals with an interest in or experience of the National Parks or other protected landscapes.  We are keen to receive applications from England and Wales.  We hold four Board meetings a year in London or by video link and Trustees typically allocate up to twelve days a year to the charity. As a charity with a small staff team, we do need you to be actively engaged.

Campaign for National Parks is committed to achieving greater diversity in its Board, and welcomes applications with a passion for National Parks.  For further information about the organisation and details of the role, please read the recruitment pack here If you would like to have an informal conversation about the role please email

How to apply

Deadline for applying has now passed. We shall be contacting all applicants shortly.

We expect to hold interviews via video link on 5 and 6 July 2021.


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