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Job vacancy: Chief Executive Officer

Some of the Climate Outreach team, July 2022
Image credit: Deepayan Basu Ray

The deadline for applying has now passed; we are currently shortlisting.

Climate Outreach is a leader in the field of climate change engagement, bridging the gap between research and practice and helping to build a social mandate on climate action. Our purpose is to ensure that climate change and its impacts are understood, accepted and acted upon across the breadth of societies, and that everyone feels part of the climate conversation and action – regardless of their identity, geography and background.

Our Chief Executive Officer will be an inspirational leader ready to take us into our next stage of development, delivering our organisational strategy and ensuring we recruit and retain amazing staff. You will ensure that Climate Outreach remains an independent, respected and inclusive organisation leading an expert and effective team.

Key details

  • Job title: Chief Executive Officer
  • Location: Preferably Oxford office based but flexible and remote working is available for the right candidate; the position requires the right to work in the UK
  • Salary: Circa £65,000 – £75,000 FTE per annum
  • Hours: 35 hours per week (5 days a week)
  • Contract: Permanent

You will have a track record of organisational and senior team leadership, especially on strategy development, delivering sustainable organisational growth, and delivering high impact results. Working with a highly qualified and motivated team, you will bring new ideas, resources and possibilities for impact to the organisation. You will work closely with the Trustee Board to ensure effective governance and growth of the organisation.

The role will provide strategic thinking platforms for team leads/managers to develop their work areas in line with the organisational strategy and values. This will include building a diverse and inclusive culture for people and partnerships to thrive. At Climate Outreach we maintain an independent approach on policy and politics. We encourage and welcome applicants from all social and political backgrounds and perspectives to join.

How to apply

We are working with charity recruitment specialists Harris Hill to recruit for this position. Find out how to apply.

The closing date for applications is 9am, Wednesday 7 September 2022.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Climate Outreach is committed to providing equal employment opportunity in all of its employment programs and decisions. We recognise that a diverse and inclusive movement is critical to solving climate change and that we must ensure that those directly impacted – particularly those who have been excluded in the past – are at the centre of the movement for change.

We do our best to make staff positions accessible to all potential team members, regardless of race, colour, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, assigned gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or identity, religion or creed, veteran status, and marital or parental status. We strive to recruit team members from communities most impacted by climate change or impacted by other kinds of environmental, social, and economic injustice. We therefore strongly encourage applications from people of colour, women, LGBTQ people and members of marginalised communities. Climate Outreach Oxford Office is wheelchair accessible.

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