CEO (Chief Executive Officer) / Centre Manager

The Sustainability Centre

East Meon, Petersfield, Hampshire
£40,000 - £45,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: sustainability, environmental education

Closing date: Sunday, 21st July 2024  

Do you have a passion for sustainability and a proven track record of effective leadership in the non-profit sector? The Sustainability Centre is seeking to appoint a CEO/Centre Manager - a rare and unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of authentic environmental sustainable practices and understanding in Hampshire and beyond.

Our mission is to be a dynamic force for change, creating enjoyable, practical learning experiences for environmentally sustainable living. We aim to educate, enable and inspire people from all walks of life to make positive changes to the way they live and work. We practice and promote sustainability as a process of making decisions which balance economic, social and environmental factors for positive benefit.

We nurture people and ideas. And in an increasingly uncertain world, we aim to provide positive messages and practical solutions for dynamic, creative change.


Strategic Leadership: Develop and implement strategic plans that align with the organisation's mission and objectives. Lead the organisation in identifying emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges in the field of sustainability.

Organisational Management: Oversee all aspects of organisational operations, including budgeting, fundraising, program development, and staff management. Ensure compliance with legal and regulatory requirements.

Financial Management: Develop and manage budgets, ensuring the centre’s resources are effectively and responsibly managed.

Fundraising and Resource Development: Lead efforts to ensure the financial sustainability of the charity and secure funding from various sources, including grants, donations, sponsorships and partnerships. Cultivate relationships with donors and stakeholders to support the organisation's sustainability initiatives.

Advocacy and Outreach: Build and maintain partnerships with local communities, government agencies, businesses, and other organisations to advance sustainability goals. Represent the organisation in public forums.

Staff Development: Provide leadership and guidance to staff members, fostering a collaborative and supportive work environment. Encourage professional development and empower team members to achieve their full potential.

Monitoring and Evaluation: Develop appropriate performance and evaluation systems to be able to report effectively on the impact of programmes and initiatives. Regularly evaluate progress towards goals and make adjustments as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a relevant field (e.g. environmental science, non-profit management, business administration).
  • Proven experience in a leadership role, preferable within the non-profit sector, in the field of sustainability or environmental conservation.
  • Strong strategic planning, financial control and organisational management skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships and effectively engage stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated success in fundraising and resource development.
  • Ability to inspire and motivate a team towards achieving common goals.
  • Knowledge of relevant environmental policies, regulations, and best practices.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of The Sustainability Centre.

ORGANISATION: The Sustainability Centre

LOCATION: South Hampshire UK

EMPLOYMENT TYPE: Full-time with flexibility, site-based

REPORTING TO: Chair of the Board of Trustees (Earthworks Trust)

CLOSING DATE: 21st July 2024 Midnight

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