The importance of being Ernest
Our founder, Ernest Cook, had great wealth thrust upon him. Combining this good fortune with a passion for conservation, he bought several country estates which were eventually bequeathed to The Ernest Cook Trust – the educational charity he established in 1952.
The importance of being you
The important work he began continues to thrive today. This success emanates from a diverse range of people who share the wealth of their skills and abilities, working together for one of the UK’s foremost providers and funders of Outdoor Learning.
Our work makes a difference to children, young people, their families and communities throughout the UK, especially those that are disadvantaged. We help to nurture a lifelong journey of learning, appreciation and respect for the countryside. We do this through grant support, direct delivery, research and advocacy.
If you’d like to be part of this important work, any current job opportunities are shown here, as they become available.
Trustee (Rural Estate Management)
Due to forthcoming retirement, we are looking for a new Trustee to join our outstanding Board. This role requires a strong understanding of rural estate and land management. To find out more and register your interest, please contact Nurole here. Nurole, the leading board-level hiring platform, is overseeing the recruitment process on behalf of The Ernest Cook Trust. For any queries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
As the Trust continues to enjoy an exciting period of growth, we are looking for a new Trustee to join our outstanding Board. This role requires experience of senior leadership and broad financial acumen. To find out more and register your interest, please contact Nurole here. Nurole, the leading board-level hiring platform, is overseeing the recruitment process on behalf of The Ernest Cook Trust. For any queries, please contact email@example.com.
Committee Member for Everything Outdoors Programme (Voluntary)
We are looking for a committed and inspirational adviser to join our Everything Outdoors Committee which oversees grant giving and direct delivery of learning opportunities through the Everything Outdoors programme.
What can I expect, working for the Trust?
I love going to work every day!Game & Wildlife Management Apprentice
As a land-based educational Trust, our people fulfil a wide range of roles across the Learning, Estates and Grants teams, and at our Head Office in Gloucestershire.
Bring your wellies!
Whatever the job, working for us will involve wellies, because we firmly believe that everything is better outdoors!
The variety and geographical spread of our roles means that we often work apart, so the Trust’s calendar includes events that regularly bring us together. We are a community of individuals with one aim – to support the charitable impact of the Trust.
As a people-centred organisation, the wellbeing and ongoing development of each person is vital. We invest in each individual for the benefit of the whole team.