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The Institute of Chartered Foresters, a professional membership organisation for chartered forestry and arboricultural professionals, was founded in 1925. We are a growing organisation and to help us continue to develop our success and our profile we are looking for an experienced professional to join our team for 12 months on secondment, with the potential for extension but no guarantee.

About the role

Job Title: ICF Business Development Director
Location: Based in Bristol
Salary: £40,000 - £44,000

This role, reporting directly to the Executive Director in Edinburgh, is key to the strategic development of the organisation and will provide the right individual with a great opportunity within a forward-looking membership organisation.

You will work as part of a small team to promote the professional status of Chartered Foresters and Arboriculturists to employers, the public and individual professionals, and to provide advice and information to key decision makers and influencers highlighting the importance of our profession in a growing green economy. You will play a key role in identifying issues and opportunities for professional development in our sector, particularly through partnership working, and developing and managing an annual programme of CPD events throughout the UK.

A sound knowledge of partnership working and the ability to lead in a strategic role are essential as are excellent written, verbal and presentation skills. The post requires motivation, initiative, and strategic insight combined with a professional approach. Regular travel throughout the UK is required.

This position is being offered as a full time permanent post. We offer the following benefits: contributory pension scheme; professional development opportunities and 20 days annual leave in addition to statutory public holidays.

Please click here to download a complete job description including person specification

How to apply

Please refer to the Person Specification and give examples demonstrating with clear examples how your skills, knowledge and professional experience relate to the requirements for the post. A two page CV can be attached in addition. No other documents will be considered.Please send to shireen.chambers@charteredforesters.org

Closing Date: 22 April 2019
Interviews will be held at: ICF Bristol Office, Brunswick Court, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8PE.

Interview Date: 24th April 2018.