£35,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Charity Director

The Movements Trust

About the charity

The Movements Trust is a newly formed charity established to accelerate and amplify movements that are urgently calling for and creating systemic change in response to the interconnected social and environmental crisis. It aims to do so by:

  • Building a collaborate network of movement infrastructure and capacity building organisations

  • Surfacing and promote movements, their impacts, goals and methodologies

  • Developing the capabilities of movements to tackle social and environmental problems

  • Building effective networks of movements around specific moments

  • Providing grants to charitable activities tackling the interconnected social and environmental crisis


As a ‘start-up’ charity working in partnership with established stakeholders in the movement infrastructure and capacity building space The Movements Trust board and interim directors are focused on ensuring that the charity can play an integral role in the movement ecosystem in the UK, across Europe and globally. 


Purpose of the Role

The Charity Director will lead and manage the charity, working with a high-degree of autonomy. They will shape the work of the charity and ensure it is delivered effectively. This is a broad and varied role, combining strategic planning and leadership with operational delivery.


Main Duties and Responsibilities 


Further develop the strategic vision for the charity, in consultation with the Trustee Board, and deliver it effectively, including

  • Building the charity’s partnership network with relevant movement infrastructure and capacity building organisations

  • Holding the responsibility for charity’s theory of change and iterating in response to emerging opportunities and risks

  • Reporting to the Trustee Board. 


Income Generation 

Lead on income generation for the charity to meet financial targets, including

  • Sustaining and building upon existing relationships with funders and donors

  • Identifying potentially aligned funders that leverage the collective strength of the charity’s partnership network and building relationships

  • Identifying suitable fundraising opportunities and leading on applications and evaluation. 

  • Managing the charity’s mixed income strategy, reviewing and setting pricing for core services



Manage the operational processes necessary for the effective delivery of the charity’s purpose and governance of the charity, including 

  • Planning and managing a programme of activities that engage partner organisations in working collaboratively in target markets, issue areas and services

  • Delivering the charity’s core activities; fiscal sponsorship, regranting, and programme design; and iterating in alignment with the theory of change

  • Leading on marketing, outreach and engagement, including on social media

  • Updating and maintaining financial systems and records for use for budgetary purposes including invoicing, contractor/supplier expenditure and grant reporting. 



  • Responsible for staff and volunteer recruitment, in conjunction with the Trustee Board


Person Specification 

The Charity Director will need to be self-reliant, energetic, able to work on their own initiative and to prioritise activities. We are looking for someone who operates GMT +/- 3 hours.

The continued success of the charity will depend heavily on the organisational skills of the Charity Director and their ability to communicate effectively with all members of the community and work alongside colleagues, partners and Trustees. 


Our ideal candidate will have the following experience and skills 

  • Proven experience in or strong commitment to movement building, or the campaigning sector.  

  • Proven ability to work independently and use initiative.  

  • Highly organised and able to balance multiple priorities and manage time effectively.  

  • Ability to think strategically and to communicate the strategic vision.  

  • Good leadership skills and the ability to motivate and develop a small team to deliver results.  Excellent communication and relationship management skills. 

  • Able to work with people from a wide range of backgrounds.  

  • Experience of income generation, ideally with proven success in fundraising.  

  • Good understanding of venue management and health and safety in the workplace.  

  • Experience of managing staff and/or volunteers.  

  • Flexible attitude and willingness to develop in role. 



Salary range £35,000-£50,000 full-time equivalent


Application Process 

To apply for the vacancy, please complete this form []. 

Deadline for applications is midnight Friday January 28th. 

Initial interviews will take place from January 31st.


Refreshed on: 23 January 2022
Closed date: 28 January 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development, Operations

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