We are Hiring: Executive Director – Tuscany Environment Foundation

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.

It does this by raising money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on Tuscany and channelling these funds to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore the region’s natural environment.

Launched as a branch of the Conservation Collective, a UK charity overseeing and supporting a global network of local foundations, the Tuscany Environment Foundation is now a registered Italian charity and is recruiting an Executive Director to take it to its next stage.

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 Italian and English.
  • Live in Tuscany with a drivers license.
  • Have a background working in the environmental sector or relevant studies.

Main Objectives: 

  • 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.


To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to beckym@edelweisshr.co.uk by 24 July 2024.