Director of UK & Europe

New Permanent

£75000 - £85000 per annum + Benefits


Posted 1 week ago

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Acre is delighted to be partnering with the leading international sustainability non-profit, Forum for the Future; in their search for a Director of UK & Europe.

Forum for the Future have partnered with businesses, governments and civil society for over 20 years, to accelerate the shift towards a sustainable future and to tackle some of the world's most complex environmental and societal challenges.

With offices in London, New York, Singapore and Mumbai, Forum has been at the forefront of creating an international community of pioneers and change makers including partners and funders such as M&S, Unilever, the C&A Foundation and the Rockefeller Foundation.

In a newly created role, the Director of UK & Europe will be a critical member of the senior management team taking full responsibility for delivering Forum for the Future's strategy in the UK and beyond into Europe. Reporting to the Chief Executive, you will ensure the work is impactful, generates the income required to deliver change, whilst leading and developing a team of 17.

Key responsibilities:

  • Developing the strategy for Forum's work in Europe, working closely with the Senior Management Team (SMT)
  • Generating income within the region ensuring agreed impact and financial targets are met in conjunction with relevant SMT members
  • Nurturing, developing and onboarding partner, funder and other relationships in the region
  • Contributing to the development of Forum's international and overall strategy
  • Recruiting, directing and coaching the UK & Europe team of 17, with 4 direct reports
  • Representing Forum and its work at relevant national and international conferences, seminars and other events
  • Ensuring the region is financially, legally and operationally compliant in conjunction with the COO

As a natural leader you will utilise your network of UK, European and international connections across large corporates, foundations, civil society and governments to drive systemic change that will help to address critical challenges.

To be successful in this role you'll need to have:

  • Demonstrable experience in systems change for sustainability processes, ideally with experience of using futures tools and techniques for diagnosis, and the development and delivery of innovative programmes and strategies
  • A track record in creating robust, diversified income streams, with expertise in bid/proposal writing, negotiation and deal making
  • A track record of developing and implementing successful strategies at both macro and micro levels, delivering impact and project profitability
  • Excellent people management skills and experience in leading and empowering within a matrix structure
  • A deep understanding of sustainable development, with a track record of impact on key global challenges
  • Strong financial management of P&Ls as well as the ability to build and manage project budgets

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to be part of one of the most influential organisations in sustainability, leading on UK work alongside building Forum's presence and impact in Europe. If you have the required experience and skills, please register your interest by applying.

Talk to an Acre consultant about this role:

Liam Goldsworthy 0207 400 5570

Job Ref. BBBH8271