With global attention focused on climate change, we are looking for a great leader who can raise the profile of our work, make a lasting difference supporting young people to lead sustainable lives, and have a positive impact on our planet. Young people deserve the right to know about climate change, and the opportunity to act, and you will play a critical role in making that happen.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated, and able to lead the following areas:
- Enable the board to perform at their best and in accordance with Charity Commission guidelines through support and regular updates;
- Attend and provide documentation for trustee meetings (minimum quarterly per year);
- With nominated WWW trustees, ensure the charity conforms to all relevant charity law requirements and other good practice guidelines including safeguarding.
Strategic Planning and Management
- Work closely with the Board to develop WWW’s strategy, budget and delivery plan;
- Map out delivery of the strategy with colleagues – through schools, teacher training, partnerships, pricing and new project opportunities;
- Set and ensure annual budgets are adhered to and liaise with external accountants to submit annual accounts.
Fundraising and Networks
- Build on and implement the fundraising strategy, developing great relationships with funders and supporting the Trustees to fundraise;
- Ensure excellent supporter engagement;
- Establish and maintain creative and mutually beneficial partnerships and networks that build WWW’s profile and maximise the potential for young people to engage with climate change and wider environmental issues.
- Provide line management and support to the Schools Coordinator;
- Inspire, motivate and coordinate volunteers, supporting them to participate fully in the activities of WWW.
- Oversee the development and implementation of the Schools Education Programme, working closely with the Schools Officer; supporting delivery where needed.
Who are we looking for?
The Director of WWW must match our ambition with theirs. We are seeking a talented charity professional with experience of running a small charity, or with relevant programme or management experience who is ready to make the move to charity leadership.
The successful candidate will be:
- A dynamic leader: for staff, volunteers, the charity and the young people we serve, leading with passion, knowledge and confidence.
- Accomplished Fundraiser and relationship builder: ability to network, create and maintain exciting and forward-looking partnerships to elevate our work; and experience of raising significant funds from Trusts / Foundations, individuals or other philanthropic sources
- Familiar with the education or environmental sector: knowledge of climate change and environmental issues and / or experience of working with the education sector
- Adaptable and proactive: highly organised, thriving on challenges and able to problem-solve, you will work confidently under your own initiative as well as inspiring others to work to collective goals.
- Ability to engage young people: experience of working with young people using hands-on, fun activities to help them learn about more complex issues in a non-daunting way.
- Charity Regulation knowledge: a working knowledge of charity regulation and governance
- High financial literacy: ability to put together, manage and monitor budgets at project and organisational level.
WWW is a great organisation to work for with an amazing, committed and passionate team of staff, volunteers and trustees. We are on the cusp of scaling up, with a number of exciting opportunities on the horizon that would make a real difference in the lives of young people and how they engage with the natural world around them.
If this sounds like an organisation you would like to lead, we’d love to hear from you.
Send your CV and a cover letter (max 2 sides of A4) saying what you would bring to the role, putting “WWW Director” in the email subject.
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