Senior Business Support Officer

Closing date:
Salary: £24,500 rising to £25,000 after probation
Contract type: Permanent / Working hours: Full time
Location: Abbotts Hall Farm, Maldon Road, Great Wigborough, Colchester, Essex, CO5 7RZ

Photo: Jon Hawkins - Surrey Hills Photography

Are you someone with excellent communication and collaboration skills? Are you well organised and solutions-led? Can you manage your own workload and deliver rational business-led support solutions? If the answer is yes, read on… 

Essex Wildlife Trust are the county’s leading conservation charity, committed to protecting wildlife and inspiring a lifelong love of nature; and we would love you to join our new Business Support team of committed and enthusiastic staff. 

In this role you will manage a small team of Business Support Officers, proactively enabling continuous improvement of process and organisation of the team. You will be responsible for managing contracts and services from providers, and developing relationships with key stakeholders. You will also support the workstreams of business and governance projects, delivering excellent business service support to a diverse organisation.

If you have experience of line managing and resourcing; investigating, negotiating and recommending best value solutions, and you would like to work at a Sunday Times Top 100 Best Company, feeling you would fit in our friendly, committed, passionate and professional organisation then we would love to hear from you. 

Closing date: 5pm on Monday 1st February 2021

Interview date: 8th February 2021

To apply, please complete the application form and send the completed form by e-mail to

Essex Wildlife Trust aims to employ a diverse body of people with different perspectives, values and attitudes. We seek to promote an inclusive environment where differences are shared and valued; unfair treatment or discrimination is challenged; and everyone is able to reach their full potential.

To complete our Equal Opportunities survey when applying for this role please use the link below:

 Essex Wildlife Trust Equal Opportunities Monitoring