Charity Co-ordinator

Climate Ed

Contract: One-year fixed term contract, 21 hours a week

Location: Home-based, preferably within easy reach of London for occasional
face-to-face meetings and events.

Pay: £21,687 (equivalent to £36,145 FTE) inside IR35

Reporting to: Board of Trustees through the Chair of Trustees.

Climate Ed is an exciting new charity that teaches young people about climate change and
empowers them to take action.

We are looking for someone to work alongside our Programme Co-ordinator to develop and
co-ordinate the non-delivery side of this small and quickly growing charity. The primary focus
is on identifying and actioning fundraising activities, as well as establishing partnerships
with large employers and other organisations to support the programme roll-out as part of their
CSR/volunteering activities.

The role also covers promoting the charity and the programme, as well as recruiting and
managing the relationship with non-delivery volunteers. It also covers the basic charity
requirements including Charity Commission reporting and working with the Board to ensure
policies are kept up to date.

This role will also work with the Programme Co-ordinator and Board of Trustees to evolve the
programme and plan further roll-out.

If you are passionate about helping young people understand climate change, address their
eco-anxiety and become empowered to take action with their families and communities, we look
forward to your application.

Main duties

  • Identify and submit funding applications to grant-making bodies and manage the relationship
    with existing and new funders.
  • Identify and action new fundraising opportunities to secure funds for the on-going delivery
    and expansion of the programme.
  • Develop and manage the relationship with partners (for example corporates who support
    through CSR volunteer programmes and/or donations) to ensure ongoing support.
  • Recruit, co-ordinate and support volunteers for the non-programme delivery activities of
    the charity, including marketing, finance and other areas, to enable the charity to continue to
    operate and grow.
  • Promote the charity and programme focusing on the website, social media and email
  • Help to represent the charity at public events, e.g. for fundraising, networking or general
  • Work with the Programme Co-ordinator to evolve the Climate Ed programme and teaching
    resources, exploring new formats, media and approaches, especially the development of digital
    delivery of the programme and online support for volunteers and schools.
  • Work with the Programme Co-ordinator to track strategic and operational KPIs and report to
    the Board.
  • Report progress of the charity to the Board of Trustees, raising successes, challenges,
    risks and issues and agreeing actions to resolve.
  • Work with the Board of Trustees and Programme Co-ordinator to develop the overall programme
    and roll-out schedule, bringing an organisational capability perspective to planning.
  • Ensure operational aspects of the charity are managed for the continuing smooth operation
    of the organisation, including IT systems, insurance, compliance with Charity Commission and
    other regulations including reporting and working with the Board to ensure policies are
  • Work with Board and finance sub-committee to ensure finances are well-regulated, budgets
    are set and adhered to and HMRC reporting is followed (e.g. over Gift Aid).
  • Oversee production of the charity’s annual report and its submission to the Charity
  • With the Programme Co-Ordinator and Board, represent the charity to the public and with key
    stakeholders, raising awareness and positive sentiment towards the charity.
  • With the Programme Co-Ordinator, support the Board in recruiting Trustees and team members.
  • Will be required to attend a bi-monthly online Board meeting from approximately 6:30pm to

Essential knowledge and experience

  • Making and managing fundraising applications to grant-awarding organisations.
  • Recruiting, motivating and managing volunteers to support charity operations.
  • Gathering and reporting on data.
  • Knowledge of climate change, climate science and carbon footprint measurement.

Desirable experience

  • Marketing and promoting an organisation working with children in a school environment.
  • Managing simple budgets.
  • Designing resources to support school and volunteer recruitment as well as classroom
    delivery and assessing their effectiveness.
  • Engaging with corporates, large employers and other organisations to gain support as part
    of their volunteering/CSR activities.
  • Project management experience, designing roll-out plans to expand the Climate Ed programme
    in new areas.
  • Knowledge of the UK school curriculum.
  • Reporting into the Board of a small charity or business, working with volunteer Board

How to apply: Please apply with CV to
[email protected] of no more than 3 pages, and a covering
letter stating why you are interested in the role and how your skills and experience relate. 

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