Job Vacancy – Chief Executive

£29,000 – £32,000

Full Time – 35 hours


Wiston Lodge is a charity for children and young adults with a wonderful 53-acre estate and buildings. We deliver tailored programmes for groups, including those who are vulnerable or with additional support needs.

The evidence of educational, health and wellbeing, social and personal development benefits, from outdoor education residential experiences is strong and it takes a very special team to deliver this.

Founded in 2008, Wiston Lodge has long-term relationships with many of our user groups from a diverse range of local authorities, schools and other charities as well as adult groups from the music and art world and more. Now the Board of Directors is looking for a Chief Executive to build on this legacy.

The new Chief Executive will be expected to work closely with the Board of Directors to design and implement their future strategy. They will have a key role in securing Wiston Lodge’s financial sustainability, including increasing the organisation’s income generation capacity. Building relationships with key individuals and exploring new services to increase sustainability will be vital.

The role will appeal to a leader who is passionate about developing work in the natural environment, ideally with outdoor education experience, and who can deliver change sensitively and effectively, with the flexibility to meet the challenges of a post Covid-19 world.

If you share Wiston Lodge’s passion and commitment for supporting children and young adults. If you enjoy managing people committed to outdoor education, who work to develop future generations not only as rounded individuals but also to connect them with the wonders of nature, then please review our recruitment pack and complete the application.

Closing date: 12:00 noon 26th July 

Applications should be sent to