We’re looking for a fabulous person to lead the innocent foundation. The right person will share our passion to win the fight against global hunger, and will thrive in a flexible, fast-moving environment.
innocent drinks has always donated 10% of profits to charity, and the majority of it comes to us at the innocent foundation. As a corporate foundation, we’re in the brilliant position of working for an independent charity, but we share an office with innocent drinks (Fruit Towers in west London). We spend some of our time inspiring innocent’s employees and consumers across Europe about the work we do with the funds they donate. We’re a grant-making charity which funds outstanding organisations to deliver projects tackling hunger around the world.
Our purpose is to help the world’s hungry. To do this, we fund work under two related goals:
Goal 1: stop children dying of hunger.
We fund projects which diagnose and treat children whose lives are in immediate danger because of severe hunger. The most serious form of hunger is called acute malnutrition and it causes millions of preventable child deaths each year. More than 70% of children treated are cured, but only 1 in 5 children affected can access the treatment they need. That’s why since 2014 we’ve invested in research to test better ways to identify and treat vulnerable children. These research studies have the potential to change national and global policy and practice as part of collective efforts to eradicate acute malnutrition and stop millions of children dying.
Goal 2 – help the poorest families feed themselves.
We fund sustainable agriculture projects which make sure families have enough food to feed themselves, with plenty left over to earn an income. We’ve done this since the earliest days of the foundation and have funded 70 food security projects around the world. In that time, we’ve seen climate change making bad situations worse. We know the answers are out there and we’re working as hard as we can to find them. We invest in entrepreneurial teams that have scalable ideas to help families become more food secure and increase their resilience.
Over the last 16 years, we’ve given nearly £9m to help more than one million hungry people and have learnt a lot about how to make the biggest possible impact with our donations. As a foundation we’re looking to accelerate our response to a growing need – last year alone we granted over £1.6m across a portfolio of 18 projects. Our projected annual budget for the next three years is £1.5m.
What does the role entail?
You will work with our board of trustees to achieve the greatest possible impact with our funds, including:
What are we looking for in a candidate?
You will definitely have:
You might also have:
What you can expect:
This is a role where you can make a real difference to hungry people around the world with one of the best-known corporate foundations in the UK.
Salary £70-£75K (depending on experience) + benefits including pension and private healthcare.
Dolly Parton may have worked Nine to Five, but you don’t have to. We’re open to a chat about flexible working and will consider candidates that can work full or part-time (4 days a week, reduced hours or some form of term time flexibility). There is also some flexibility to work remotely, but to be successful in this role, you need to be willing to travel overseas up to 3 weeks per year to visit projects and represent the foundation at relevant events.
We’re all about building a workplace for the future, we believe in equal opportunities, and we celebrate diversity. We’re an inclusive workplace, where everyone is welcome, everyone can be natural, and be the best versions of themselves.
How to apply:
Does this sound like you? If so, we’d love to hear from you. Applications close on Friday 3rd September with interviews scheduled for w/c 6th September, so get your skates on.
Apply here: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/2683734101
No agencies please.
Posted by Kate Franks on August 21, 2021