Tuscany Environment Foundation is seeking an Executive Director

  • Location: Home/remote working with travel required across Tuscany.
  • Hours: Consultancy contract, equivalent €30-35,000 pro-rata depending on experience
  • Start: July/August 2024
  • To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to beckym@edelweisshr.co.uk by 25 July 2024.

Established in 2021, the Tuscany Environment Foundation (TEF) aims to protect and enhance the natural beauty, biodiversity, and eco-systems of the much-loved Tuscan environment for the benefit of all.  A registered Italian charity, TEF is part of a global network of local environmental foundations, Conservation Collective

TEF raises money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on Tuscany and channels these funds to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore the region’s natural environment.  

Day-to-day activities of the Executive Director focus on grant-making, fundraising and organisational management. Support and oversight come from the TEF Steering Committee and the Conservation Collective team.  

The right candidate for this role will: 

  • Be a pro-active, highly organised individual with an entrepreneurial approach. 
  • Be a first-class communicator, capable of engaging a broad range of stakeholders. 
  • Have a good understanding of the key local stakeholders and knowledge of the national NGO landscape. 
  • Be fluent in Italian and English. 
  • Live in Tuscany with a drivers license.   
  • Have a background working in the environmental sector or relevant studies.

Key responsibilities for the role are: 

  • Identify projects addressing the local environmental priorities that align with TEF’s  
  • strategy and goals, encouraging and supporting them to apply for grants, and overseeing the process of selection by the steering committee three times a year. 
  • Carry out regular mapping, outreach and relationship & partnership development with local NGOs and key stakeholders. 
  • Increase awareness of and trust in TEF’s mission and work through brand development and communications, partnership building and local networking.  
  • Lead grant making, fund raising, communications and financial operations of the foundation. 

How to apply:


Further details of TEF Director’s responsibilities on the PDF below