Divisional Director (Marine Wildlife and Ornithology)

  • Cambridge
  • Edinburgh
  • Southampton
Do you want to work in a role where you can help us to deliver our ambitions for growth and innovation?

Competitive salary based on experience + benefit package

Deadline for applications: Sunday 19th January 2020

This role would be ideal for a candidate with either one of the following backgrounds: marine EIA, ornithology, marine cetacean or mammal expertise, or marine ecologist. But what you will definitely have is business acumen and people management to be able to successfully lead the division. 


About APEM

APEM is Europe’s largest specialist aquatic environmental consultancy. We offer our clients an integrated approach to the investigation and management of freshwater catchments and terrestrial and marine habitats and operate UK wide and internationally. Our consultants are recognised experts in their fields, and as a company we pride ourselves on our commitment to scientific rigour and an excellent service in providing solutions to our clients.

2019 has been a big year for APEM so far. We have been awarded water industry consultant of the year and we completed a management buyout. In 2020 and beyond we will continue our ambitions for growth and innovation.

APEM is a highly reputable company, renowned for our quality and long list of trusted clients, who once secured, provide repeat business year after year, trusting us to deliver a high-quality service at a fair price.

About the role

As a Divisional Director you will be a member of the operational board of directors for APEM Limited, working with APEM’s wider senior management team with a remit to create and implement company strategy. You will work within and across a wider team of environmental and remote sensing practitioners and business support to deliver projects across the UK and globally.

This is a newly created role, to lead the Marine Wildlife and Ornithology division. The team is a global leader in the offshore survey of seabirds, marine mammals and other wildlife, especially in the context of marine renewables, as well as investigating coastal and onshore ornithological issues.

A key part of the role is to ensure that this division is working towards APEM’s agreed strategic goals as agreed by the group board, as well as working closely with the other APEM divisions. You will have direct accountability for all Commercial, People and Technical drivers.

You will work with the operational board of directors to manage the marketing, operations and business development of the division and expand APEM’s business.

About you

You will have a keen interest in the subject area and have demonstrable experience in strategy, driving growth, business development and leadership. 

You will have a solid understanding of general finance and budgeting. 

You will have the ability to build consensus and relationships among managers, clients and employees and possess excellent communication skills. 


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  • 25 days holidays (increasing with length of service to 30 days)

  • Company bonus scheme

  • Company maternity, paternity & adoption pay

  • Cycle to work scheme

  • Death in service insurance

  • Group income protection policy

  • Group personal pension scheme

  • Payment of professional membership fees

  • Private Medical Insurance & health cash plan

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