Could you lead Winchester Action on Climate Change (WinACC)?

Set up 10 years ago, WinACC is a major force locally, working with local people and organisations to limit the impact of Winchester District on climate change. We are looking for an Executive Director to take our efforts forward in the challenging new political and commercial world.

WinACC is a grouping of local residents, climate specialists, businesses and policy- and decision-makers, working together to tread more lightly on the planet. Our aim is to cut the carbon footprint of Winchester district by reducing emissions and increasing renewable energy. That includes providing independent authoritative information, working with Winchester City and Hampshire County Councils to develop policy, and supporting local residents and groups.

A charity and non-profit company, we are independent of political parties and of campaigning groups and NGOs, but willingly works in cooperation with all of those who share our aims. You can find out more from the The "About us" page.

The new Executive Director will lead WinACC in all its efforts to reduce the carbon footprint of Winchester District – with special emphasis on stakeholder relationships, communications, strategy and policy – as the public face of the organisation.

We are looking for an imaginative and energetic self-starter with the drive to lead a small team, enthuse trustees and volunteers, and real concern for the impact of climate change.

The successful candidate will demonstrate ability to initiate and work individually and co-operatively to develop policy and implement strategy, and be comfortable working behind the scenes with policy-makers, business local government and community groups.

They will be a strong communicator, in speaking and writing, able to work one-to-one and also to handle small and large meetings. They will be comfortable with on-line work, websites and social media.

They will also be prepared to play a part as appropriate within the WinACC staff team to ensure good governance and financial oversight, and to undertake fund-raising.

The post will be a flexible 30-hour week (to be negotiated), with some evening and weekend commitments. It is based in WinACC’s office at the University of Winchester.

Pay for a 30 hour week will be be £22,597 plus a 3% pension contribution. This is equivalent to £27,870 (plus pension) for a full-time post.

There is no application form. Your application should consist of a CV and a letter setting out how you match the person specification and why you are interested in the post. Please include the contact details for two references, at least one of which should be an employer (or If if you have never been employed, a teacher or equivalent). Referees will only be approached if you are shortlisted. Please also complete and return the equal opportunities form. This will be used only for monitoring purposes and will not affect the selection. 

Send your application to chair@winacc.org.uk before the closing date of 12 noon on Friday 7 April 2017. Late applications will not be considered.

Interviews, with a test, will be on 24 April at the University. Second interviews will be on 5 May. If you are not available on either date, please say so in your application.

Candidates who are selected for interview will be emailed by close of play on 18 April. We regret that we are only able to reimburse interview travel expenses within England, and to people who are not in paid employment.

In line with our diversity policy, we welcome applications from all.

Thank you for your interest.