We are Hiring: Executive Director – Turquoise Coast Environment Fund

Turquoise Coast Environment Fund was established in 2022 to protect and restore Turkey’s Western and Southern coasts and marine natural beauty by funding local nature restoration and protection initiatives. So far it has raised over €500,000 and funded 24 projects. Learn about these projects here.

We work with local partners to fund, develop and implement practical solutions to the region’s most pressing environmental issues, at the grassroots level. We believe that environmental sustainability and economic development should go hand in hand.

The fund raises money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on the region, its natural space, cities, coastline, and sea. It provides financial support to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore ecosystems, reduce pollution and build climate resilience. TCEF is a branch of UK charity Conservation Collective, and SDTV is the local regranting partner in Turkey.

As the TCEF moves into its third year, its Steering Committee is recruiting a new Executive Director. The day-to-day activities of the Executive Director include grant-making.

The successful 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 Turkish and English.

• Live in Turkey with a driver’s license.

• Have a background working in the environmental sector or relevant studies.

Key responsibilities for the role:

• Identify projects matching the local environmental priorities that align with TCEF strategy and goals, encouraging and supporting them to apply for grants, and overseeing the process of selection by the steering committee two-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 TCEF’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.


To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to beckym@edelweisshr.co.uk by 25 July 2024.