Are you passionate and eager to drive rewilding forward in Sweden?
We are looking for a Director and Rewilding Landscape Team Leader for Rewilding Sweden.
Rewilding Sweden is a Foundation with the mission to make Sweden a wilder place and restore nature, mainly in the northern parts of the country, Swedish Lapland. Rewilding Europe and Rewilding Sweden work in close collaboration to deliver the vision, mission and objectives of Rewilding Sweden.
The Rewilding Sweden Team Leader, who will be the statutory director of the organisation, plays a key role in delivering Rewilding Europe’s Strategy for 2030 and will work closely with Rewilding Europe’s Central team to help achieve this. Priority lines of work currently include river and peatland restoration, forest rewilding and the development of nature–based business models, mostly in Norrbotten and Västerbotten counties, with a variety of public and private donors and numerous local partners.
The Team Leader’s main role is to oversee and coordinate all aspects of development, design, planning, implementation, management, fundraising and reporting of Rewilding Sweden’s workplan. In Northern Sweden, this will serve as one of the rewilding landscapes of Rewilding Europe, which serve as examples for the European–wide initiative.
The Team Leader will oversee the building and work of a small team of staff that implements a work programme aimed at restoring ecosystems, providing economic opportunities for local people and connecting them and the wide public with nature, inspiring others to adopt rewilding in Sweden and beyond. Additional staff or consultants will be hired to carry out certain activities or manage specific grants.
Job description and qualifications
We are looking for a motivated professional with at least 5 years of experience in the conservation sector or related fields, ideally in a leadership position. You will build and lead a new organisation for rewilding nature in northern Sweden. Together with a small team overseeing ambitious plans for rewilding streams, rivers, wetlands, peatlands and forests.
You have a proven track record in fundraising with public and/or private donors, are a good communicator in Swedish and English and have strong local networks in northern Sweden and within the Swedish conservation community. You are able to develop new partnerships, engage stakeholders and design, fundraise and pilot new ideas that benefit nature, climate and people. A strong will to rewild nature and a capacity to lead and organise activities together with many different stakeholders.
If you think you have the right passion, background, experience and skills, we invite you to download the full job description for Rewilding Sweden’s Team Leader position.