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Director (Cynnal Cymru)

Eastside People
Cardiff (Hybrid)
£55,000 - £60,000 per year
Job description

Director (Cynnal Cymru)

Location: Flexible working/ Cardiff office base/Home working/Client sites

Contract Type: Permanent/ Full time

Salary: £55,000 to £60,000 (pro rata) dependent on experience

Hours: 30 or 37.5 hours per week (4 or 5 days)

Could you lead this critical sustainable development organisation in Wales?

Cynnal Cymru is the leading sustainable development organisation in Wales. With charitable aims at our core, we provide advice, training and connections to help organisations take bold decisions for a fairer and more secure future.

We are looking for an ambitious individual who can help us strengthen our skills and expertise and lead us through a period of consolidation and change as we continue to deliver our ambitious agenda of enabling action towards a fair and just society, a low carbon economy and a thriving natural environment.

You may be an experienced CEO or an experienced senior manager looking for a step up. Our new Director will be skilled in both people and organisational management, with very good business and financial acumen.

We are a lively and progressive charity at an important stage in our development. If our mission resonates and you share our aims, we would love to hear from you.

We are interested in hearing from candidates with:

  • A keen understanding of sustainable development and its status in global, national, and local contexts
  • Significant and recent successful management experience at executive or senior level
  • Experience of generating income, managing commercial and non-commercial income streams, and leading a financially sustainable organisation
  • Experience of working in a small team, bringing together individuals from different parts of an organisation and delivering change

Why Cynnal Cymru?

We’re sustainability experts who help organisations create a fairer and more secure future. Since 2002 we’ve been part of Wales’ journey to end short-term thinking and become a leader in sustainable development. Our team delivers wide-reaching work touching many agendas and policy areas including climate change and decarbonisation, sustainable travel, renewable energy, utilities, affordable housing, the Foundational Economy, in-work poverty, management of natural resources and much more.

As our new Director, you will have the opportunity to have a significant impact on the sustainability agenda in Wales.

How to apply:

  • Eastside People is supporting Cynnal Cymru in the recruitment of this role. Please ensure you have read the candidate information pack before applying.
  • Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter.
  • Please do not provide any personal information on your Cover Letter such as name, ethnicity, etc. as we are operating an anonymised recruitment process to reduce any subconscious biases, advantages or disadvantages to anyone.
  • Please respond to each of the following areas in your cover letter which should be no longer than 3 pages:
  • Your familiarity with sustainability and the reasons this opportunity resonates for you
  • Your strategic experience as a senior leader
  • Your experience of leading an organisation through a significant period of consolidation and expansion – please give examples of the challenges you faced and how you overcame them
  • Your preferred approach for implementing income-generating activities to support organisational growth and sustainability
  • Experience/knowledge in relation to the other relevant skills and experience specified in the job description and person specification
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd May interviews will take place in the week commencing 17th May.
  • The selection process will involve an interview and presentation to the panel of Trustees. Should you be successful after this stage, there will be an opportunity to meet with the Senior Leadership team.
  • We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability, and potential; please get in touch with us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help make the application process work for you.
  • We are sustainability experts based in Wales – we provide advice, training and connections to help your organisation take bold decisions for a fairer and more secure future.


Posted on: 15 April 2024
Closed date: 03 May 2024 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development