Chief Executive - WasteAid

Chief Executive - WasteAid

Location: flexible preferably within the UK. We have an office in Wye, Kent approx. one hour from Central London which will require your occasional presence. Home working will be possible, ability to travel within the UK and occasionally internationally is required.

Salary: circa £50,000 per annum, plus pension contribution of 3% from WasteAid

About the Organisation:

WasteAid shares waste management and recycling skills in the world’s poorest places. One in three people worldwide have no choice other than to dump or burn their waste because no basic waste management service exists. This causes the spread of disease, polluting the oceans and adding to the climate crisis. Together with their partners, WasteAid make useful products from waste to build a cleaner and healthier future.

About the Role:

Principal Role:

  • To act as the Senior Accounting Officer for the charity
  • To provide clear leadership to WasteAid with focus on financial management and sustainability, governance and human resources
  • To be responsible for the operational delivery of the charity’s Strategy and development/maintenance of an Action Plan
  • To oversee income and organisational growth and manage accelerated expansion
  • To be responsible for staff leadership, development and management and administration of the charity
  • To act as an ambassador for the charity

 Specific responsibilities:

Strategy and Risk

  • To advise the Board of Trustees on strategy (working closely with the Senior Leadership Team) and maintain and refresh our Strategic Plan and manage its progress
  • To establish key risks for the charity, maintain and monitor a Risk Register and take appropriate steps to manage risk, Health and Safety and safeguarding
  • To establish Key Performance Indicators for the charity, monitor and take appropriate steps to manage underperformance

Governance and Legal

  • To maintain a strong and proactive relationship with the Chair and Board of Trustees, working together to ensure legal and other duties are fulfilled and compliant governance is maintained 
  • To ensure the Board of Trustees receives advice, recommendations and information in an effective and timely manner, with special reference to the legal and ethical requirements of Registered Charities
  • To ensure the organisation has the right management systems and structures in place to carry out its work effectively, safely, transparently and with full accountability and maintenance of professional standards
  • To ensure the charity fulfils its statutory and legal obligations


  • To be responsible to the Board of Trustees for the overall financial health of the charity
  • To produce an Annual Budget (in close co-operation with the Senior Leadership Team) and ensure sound financial management within that budget
  • To ensure full and accurate reporting including the preparation of an Annual Report and Accounts


  • To lead and develop the fundraising strategy, in close co-operation with the Senior Leadership Team
  • To identify and develop new income streams, products and projects
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in the production of major bids and contracts and be responsible for final sign-off of proposals
  • To develop opportunities to identify and cultivate opportunities with high-value donors
  • To support the Senior Leadership Team in building strong relationships with a range of potential funders and corporate partners and maintain vigilance on the ethics of our Funding Policy

Stakeholder and external relations

  • To provide leadership, motivation, support and guidance to the Senior Leadership Team and build a collegiate culture of high performance, continual learning and listening and accountability throughout the charity, with shared responsibility for the public face of the charity
  • To provide leadership to a developing network of regional and field staff as the charity grows, empowering their local development within the framework of accountability
  • To develop effective partnerships with funders, other charities, business and industry leaders, civil servants and politicians
  • To investigate and evaluate ways for our beneficiaries to feed into future decision-making as the charity develops


  • To be responsible for overall communications strategy and messaging for key audiences, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team
  • To develop ways of ensuring that the voices of our beneficiaries are heard internally and externally
  • To act as a spokesperson for the charity, working closely with the Senior Leadership Team
  • To maintain vigilance on digital developments and ensure the charity’s methods and messages remain up to date

How to Apply:

For more information, please head to the WasteAid website. Please direct all enquires to Ray Georgeson, Interim Executive Support at  No agencies please.

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