Chief Executive

The Landscape Research Group is seeking to appoint a part-time Chief Executive to lead our small team of staff and oversee the charity’s operations.

2.5 days (19 hours) per week, home-based, flexible working hours.

Some flexibility possible with potential to expand the role based upon achieving organisational growth.  Occasional travel to meetings in UK and abroad.

Salary c. £40,000p.a. pro-rata, negotiable, depending on experience, plus an employer-matched pension contribution.

The Role

LRG is seeking a new Chief Executive to take over from the current post holder on their retirement this Spring. We are seeking a motivated and dynamic individual who will actively build upon our established vision and strategy for the charity, and bring the skills needed to place LRG on a transformed operational footing. This will include diversifying the sources of income for the charity, and to deliver an enhanced programme of activities.

The Chief Executive will be responsible for providing leadership, revising and implementing Landscape Research Group’s strategic and operational plans, leading on partnership and business development, and being an effective advocate for the charity and its beneficiaries.

The post-holder will also coordinate the delivery of major aspects of the charity’s activity and oversee work to develop the charity’s membership, profile, networks, partnerships, and income.

They will lead a senior management team of three (the Chief Executive Officer, the Communications and Membership Manager, and an Administrator), and will be responsible for ensuring financial control and supporting and advising on good governance across all aspects of the charity.

This post is a first-tier post directly responsible and reporting to the Board of Trustees. The new Chief Executive will work in close collaboration with the Board, Executive Committee, Officers and Coordinators, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, and with other staff, successfully to complete implementation of the organisational ambitions outlined above.

How to apply

Download the documents – About LRG, Job Description and Person Specification

These should be sent by email to Professor Tim Waterman, LRG’s Chair, at with the subject line “CEO application”.

Recruitment Timeline

Closing date for applications is midnight on 17th March 2023

We expect to hold interviews (using Zoom) the week beginning 27th March 2023

The successful candidate may step into the role immediately.

If you would like to discuss this position informally, please email Tim Waterman to arrange a convenient date and time. 

Landscape Research Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England & Wales (No. 287160). We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified applicant. The data we gather during your application will be retained and processed in accordance with Data Protection law.