Ashden Trustee (Treasurer)

We are inviting candidates to put themselves forward for the role of Trustee and Treasurer, to oversee the financial health and administration of the charity. You will chair a new Finance and Operations Committee (a sub-committee of the main Board) and report to the full Board of Trustees at regular intervals on its state of financial health, in line with best practice, and in compliance with the governing documents and legal requirements. As a trustee, you will contribute towards Ashden’s strategies and their implementation.

This is a fabulous opportunity to join a super-smart and fun group of Board members at a critical time for the climate and to guide Ashden as we seek to grow our impact.

Deadline for applications is 6 March, with interviews taking place week of 23 March.

Full description and details

Project Manager of a scaling fund for cooling solutions for the world’s most vulnerable people 

Full-time 9-month position at Ashden, suitable for a freelancer or someone seeking a short, fixed term position.

This is an exciting new role in Ashden’s Programmes Team, reporting to Giles Bristow, Director of Programmes and working closely with people from across the team.   This role offers an opportunity to interact with pioneering enterprises and programmes around the world and to help them diagnose, design and track interventions which will take their work to the next level.

Your main responsibility will be leading the work to identify, select and support organisations working in the provision of cooling, with the goal of them scaling up. You will work with them strategically to understand their business development needs. You will think creatively about how these needs can be met, which stakeholders need to be involved and how investment can be deployed to maximum impact.


  • Highly proficient in project management. 
  • Graduate or equivalent experience. 
  • Confident communicator with people at all levels. 
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively about business development.  
  • Fluent in Microsoft Office suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
  • Able to prioritise a busy workload and meet deadlines. 
  • Ambitious, entrepreneurial and professional approach.  
  • Interest in sustainability. 

Full job description and job pack here.

Please express your interest in the role by emailing to arrange a conversation with Giles by mid January. 

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Climate Change Stakeholder Engagement Officer

This exciting new post offers a unique opportunity to work with our successful Liveable Towns and Cities Team whilst being embedded in the heart of the North of Tyne Combined Authority. The post holder will lead on developing and testing a methodology for policy development that solves environmental and social issues whilst also integrating the wellbeing, livelihoods and economic needs of local communities.   

  • Full-time, fixed post for 2 years 
  • Salary c. £30k per annum plus benefits  
  • Employed by Ashden but based at North of Tyne Combined Authority (Newcastle upon Tyne) 

We’re looking for someone with a proven track record of successful community engagement, experience of working in partnership with a range of community groups and with a good understanding of local government and the communities it serves.  

Download full job pack here.

Applications should be submitted to by 30 January 2020.