The Wood Foundation (TWF) was established by Sir Ian Wood and his immediate family in 2007 to address some of society’s greatest inequalities and issues, and deliver systemic change
The Foundation is a programme manager and funder. It prides itself on its innovative and visionary approach to identifying gaps in support and developing context-driven, collaborative interventions. TWF is proactive in its approach, using its expertise to identify, deliver and support initiatives which will create the greatest impact.
The Youth and Philanthropy Initiative (YPI) is its biggest youth programme and is delivered in hundreds of secondary schools each year across all of Scotland’s 32 local authorities. Each school is responsible for directing a £3000 YPI grant to a local charity through a unique programme of teamwork, research, and competition. YPI has a proven impact on personal, enterprise, employability and citizenship skills. It has been cited in a number of HMIE reports as an example of best practice in Citizenship Education.
TWF is looking for a new Director to deliver, develop, and expand the reach of this multi-million-pound programme. To be a candidate of interest, you will need to be deeply knowledgeable about Scotland’s secondary curriculum and the context in which schools work, have a working knowledge of the third sector and be an extremely strong project/programme manager. You will also need to demonstrate innovative and creative approaches to programme delivery and development. This role also forms part of The Wood Foundation’s Leadership Team and will include additional strategic responsibilities within the organisation.
If this opportunity excites you and you are passionate about the values and work of this organisation, then please contact us today to request the full candidate pack.
Please email us at [email protected] or call us on 01786 542 224 to request an information pack, full job description and person specification.
You are advised to get in touch well in advance of the closing date to give us time to consider your application and pre-interview the strongest applicants.
Closing Date: Sunday 7th March
Interview Date: Wednesday 17th March
This search is being conducted exclusively for The Wood Foundation by BTA (Bruce Tait Associates). Our leadership team have all worked in the voluntary sector and we use this experience to match organisations and individuals to create great appointments.