The Vegetarian Society is a national charity based in Altrincham, Greater Manchester.
Working for the Vegetarian Society
Members of our small professional staff team report to the charity’s Council of Trustees. To find out more about the Vegetarian Society and its work, please see About Us.
We enjoy a friendly working environment, flexible hours and great job satisfaction; supporting and representing vegetarians across the UK as well as promoting educational messages about vegetarian issues.
The Vegetarian Society values diversity and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. Applications can be made by post or email. Please contact us if you require a different format. We will not accept applications from agencies.
Vacancies are advertised here so if you would like to work with us, please check the site regularly.
We are also always keen to hear from potential volunteers. Volunteering with us can be very rewarding and can help you to gain skills and experience.
Chief Executive Officer
Altrincham, Greater Manchester
Salary: £55,000 to £60,000 per annum
An exciting opportunity is now available for an incoming CEO to lift the Vegetarian Society to the next level, realising new income streams, collaborative partnerships and wider reach. Our new CEO will help us to offer vegetarianism as a solution to the climate change crisis, a better option for health and a kinder way to live for animals. They will help us to be relevant and distinctive, to increase our impact and ensure a financially sustainable future.
We are looking for an exceptional individual who displays the following skills:
A driven, dynamic and inspirational leader with the ability to grow and develop the Vegetarian Society Team
Ability to develop a long-term vision and think entrepreneurially and strategically to grow the organisation
A strong understanding of membership organisations and how to work with beneficiaries to represent and support them
Excellent financial management skills
Outstanding communication and presentation skills
A strong understanding of the digital channels over which we work and how to utilise them for the charity’s benefit
The ability to act as a media spokesperson for the organisation, including on TV and radio
Ability to work effectively under pressure, to set priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to manage change
If you feel ready to take on the challenge, meet the criteria set out in the person specification and are confident in undertaking the role; we’d love to hear from you, and look forward to reading your application..
The closing date for applications is 9:00am on Monday 3 May.
Interviews to be held on Saturday 8 May.
The Vegetarian Society aims to be a positive employer. We operate a 35-hour week, flexible working-time scheme and stakeholder pension. We offer 33 days annual leave including public holidays, among other benefits.
Do you want to inspire, educate and enable people to be vegetarian? We are looking for enthusiastic trustees to help us make a difference by delivering our five year strategy.
As a trustee you will work in a voluntary capacity and focus on the strategic direction of the charity, rather than operational details. Trustees work as a team to offer skills and leadership based on their own life and work experience.