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Chief Executive Officer

Closing date
11 Dec 2021

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Full Time
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Are you able to inspire a great team of people to do extraordinary things, and are you passionate about the natural world?

Job title: Chief Executive Officer

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Up to £58,000 per annum (FTE)

Location: Home-based

About the Role

The primary responsibility of the CEO is to direct TreeSisters' strategic vision for the future, aligning the team with the mission and charitable objectives to fulfil our purpose. TreeSisters is seeking a flexible, versatile person with an understanding of strategy and the big picture, able to dig in when necessary and lead the consciousness shift we believe is essential to bring change and save the planet. We wish to 'be the change we want to see'.

Our outgoing CEO has successfully led a complete restructure, built a strong team and created a broad strategy of global alignment, whilst addressing our mission and the shift in thinking. She has provided the perfect blend of the traditional masculine and feminine traits. She has worked with our Founder, the 'face of TreeSisters' and the creative force behind much of our work. Our Founder is transitioning into an externally facing role but will need a strong relationship with the person coming in. The successful applicant will be able to manage this, also working well with the Board of Trustees.

We expect our new CEO to continue to shape the culture of TreeSisters, working closely with the team, in line with our core values, and role model these values. You need to lead a large remote team and work as part of a truly global organisation.

Core accountabilities of the role

Board governance - working with the Board to fulfil the mission and strategic objectives, including representing the organisation and reporting to the US Board, a separate legal entity, and the Global Strategic Advisory Board.

Financial Performance and Viability - working alongside our Head of Finance, Board and Committees to ensure the financial health and compliance of the charity.

Leading the fundraising function, working with the fundraising team and the Founder to ensure the organisation's financial health in support of the TreeSisters mission.

Communicate the vision of TreeSisters and take steps to make it a reality. Work closely with the operations and marketing teams to deliver a clear vision and direction with people inside and outside of the organisation.

Tree strategy and understanding the work we do. Work closely with the teams working in the field, keeping a watch on activities and making appropriate recommendations to the Board for decision making. You will not be required to be an expert, although it would be great if you have some expertise.

People and Culture. Leading the people and evolving the culture are key criteria for this role. Working closely with the HR Manager, and the culture team, you will help shape TreeSisters. We are currently on a journey of empowerment via the implementation of 'SOS', a non-hierarchical way of organising and working. You will not be required to be an expert and can shape the way this works at TreeSisters.

The ideal candidate

You will be self-motivated and thrive when working in a globally distributed, virtual team environment. You will be a people person with strong collaboration, communication, organisation and interpersonal skills.

Essential Requirements

High-level leadership skills

General management experience

Understanding change management and Organisational-development

Financial management and reporting skills, including non-profit

High-level facilitation skills, including Boards, Committees and teams

High level verbal and communication skills

Public speaking

High level strategic thinking capability

Ideally high-level policy development and analysis experience with knowledge of national and local non-profit law.


To apply for this position please complete our employment application form. Please note the closing date for applications is Wednesday 8th December 2021 (midnight GMT).

APPLY NOW on our website, via the attached link.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

TreeSisters is enthusiastically committed to a long term, ongoing, organisation-wide journey of transforming systemic racism within our work. We invite applications from people who would like to both experience and play a part in this journey. We welcome applications from BIPOC. As an organisation, we have committed to playing our part in dismantling systemic racism and making our team and network as inclusive as possible.

TreeSisters values your perspective and experience regardless of sexual orientation, gender, religion, spiritual practise, belief system, physical ability, formal education and background. We are committed to equal opportunity employment, and we want to hear from you if you feel inspired to apply to TreeSisters.

Who Are We?

TreeSisters is a UK registered social change and reforestation charity that places tropical restoration into everyone's hands. Through individuals and businesses that give back to nature every month, TreeSisters has funded the planting of over 20 million trees across 12 locations in Brazil, Borneo, Cameroon, India, Kenya, Mozambique, Madagascar, Nepal and West Papua.

Read more about our Mission and Vision

Our vision is a world where it is normal for everyone to protect and restore themselves and their world.

Our mission is to rapidly accelerate tropical reforestation by inspiring and channelling women's Nature-based feminine leadership into local and global action.
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