Jobs at Campaign for National Parks


Are you inspired by beautiful landscapes?  Would you like to ensure they are rich in wildlife, with vibrant communities and accessible for everyone to enjoy? This is an excellent opportunity for an enthusiastic and accomplished candidate to join the nation’s key charity for shaping and protecting the future of our glorious National Parks of England and Wales. 

Interim Chief Executive

Salary range:      Circa £50K per annum pro rata

Hours of work: 4 / 5 days per week, to be discussed

Based:                  London, Southwark/London Bridge, SE1, though currently, subject to restrictions from coronavirus, remote working

Accountable to: The Board of Trustees

Line manager:   Chair of Trustees

Contract type:   Interim – nine months.  We are open to different types of contractual arrangement.

Starting date:     Ideally early June.

Our current Chief Executive will leave the organisation for a new role in mid-June and, combined with the unprecedented circumstances brought about by coronavirus, we are putting in place an interim Chief Executive, pending the later recruitment of a permanent replacement. It is a priority to ensure that we maintain momentum and can hit the ground running as we emerge from this unique period.

In this role you will be responsible for the strategic delivery and operational running of the organisation including our policy work, fundraising, campaigning and communications. You will lead the small but hugely talented team, and work with the Board on developing future organisational strategy.  There will also be opportunity to work with member bodies and landscape sector partner organisations.

The successful candidate will have a track record of effective leadership and delivery of results in a complex organisational environment, including managing scarce resources to gain maximum impact.  You will have experience of working in the public policy arena or with public affairs audiences and building/developing strong partnerships.  You will be experienced in advocacy and campaigning and managing relationships with funders and potential donors.

Campaign for National Parks is the only national charity that campaigns to protect, improve and promote the thirteen National Parks in England and Wales.  Established in 1936, we are a small, energetic charity that campaigns to shape public policy at national level and how it is implemented locally.  Our campaigns range from agricultural reform to wildlife conservation to transport and rural economy.  We have a track record of achieving change and ambitious plans for the future. 

How to apply

To apply, please send your CV and a covering letter of two pages maximum, to Corinne Pluchino, Chief Executive, at by 6pm on Sunday 17 May. Interviews will be held by videoconference on 27 and 28 May.

Please read the Interim Chief Executive Role Description and Interim Chief Executive Role Advert