Work With Us

We are always keen to work with like minded people who share our passion for sustainable development. Though we don’t often have staff vacancies there are occasionally new roles to fill, any positions we have available will be advertised below.

Volunteer Graphic Designer

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Remote working

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position

Duration: This is a one-off project to submit 1 or more deisgns

Application Deadline: 30/11/2017

How to Apply: Email [email protected]


The Renewable World Christmas e-card campaign is our way of raising extra funds during the season of giving. Every year we approach our corporate supporters in the renewable energy industry asking them to donate money to help provide rural communities in the developing world with clean energy for sustainable livelihoods. In return we give them a renewable energy themed Christmas e-card to send in place of traditional paper cards. We offer a series of designs all of which can be modified with a logo and personal message. By sending the e-cards companies can express their support of Renewable World as well as a strong commitment to supporting people out of poverty through clean energy provision.


We are looking for a designer to create a new Christmas card design in order to launch our e-card campaign for Christmas 2017. The designs will need to be available in an editable digital format (we need to be able to edit the text and to insert a company logo), ideally as PSD files. We are looking for something to contrast with the current set of designs which look quite computer generated.

The theme is Renewable Energy at Christmas. We are looking for designs that include renewable technology such as solar, wind, water pumps and biogas digesters or that have a strong ‘green’ theme or message. Ideally we are looking for something cheerful and festive. Happy to consider a range of styles: collage, hand drawn, painted and mixed media designs are all fine as long as they are translated into a digital image with digital text included.  The cards will need to include the Renewable World logo which will be provided along with our brand guidelines.

  • Dimensions: width: 45 height: 29
  • Available as an editable PSD document
  • To incorporate the text we provide
  • To incorporate a company logo
  • To include the Renewable World logo

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to add to your existing design portfolio.
  • The chance to make a real contribution to supporting our life-changing work.
  • The opportunity to see how much money your design raises for Renewable World.


Please get in touch with Emily on 01273 234801 or via email on  if you have any questions or if you would like to submit a design.

More information can be found on here:


Global Financial Controller

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 pro rata (depending on experience)

Duration: Permanent

Application Deadline: 20/10/2017

How to Apply: email [email protected] with CV and covering letter explaining why you are right for the role.

Global Financial Controller- Head Office £30,000 to £35,000 pro rata (22.5 hours or 30 hours out of 37.5)

An opportunity has arisen in our Brighton UK head office for a new enhanced role in leading financial management at Renewable World. The Global Financial Controller will report to and work closely with the Chief Operating Officer to provide with effective financial management for this growing internal charity. The UK Controller will ensure the Regional Finance Managers provide complete, accurate, timely and relevant financial information. The role will also directly manage a part time UK based Accountant in reporting results of that business unit. The role can be 3 or 4 days full time equivalent per week with the extra day spent on preparing UK Management Accounts. Flexibility on days and working time can be offered.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

Support the C.O.O. (responsible for Finance):

Report the Global financial performance

  • Be the lead on the monthly financial reporting process from the UK team, working alongside the UK Accountant and Regional Finance Managers to ensure monthly Finance Reports are prepared accurately and on a timely basis
  • Prepare a rolling global forecast of the financial years operational budget and variance analysis.
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions following Renewable World financial policy and guidelines.
  • Lead the preparation of records for the annual UK charity audit in accordance with Charities SORP
  • Strengthen our systems and processes where appropriate.

 Programme financial management

  • Ensure all regional project financial reporting is reviewed on a monthly basis with implementing project managers/regional finance managers
  • Calculate and allocate quarterly the restricted expenditure to project funds and transfer to the requisite projects and donors.
  • Work with the Grants Manager to ensure all donor financial reports are submitted accurately and on time to with sufficient variance analysis and context to enable transparency.
  • Assist in the preparation of project budgets and review cost recoveries.
  • Ensure timely programme recoveries are being accurately applied to project restricted funds.
  • Providing support and critical review on project funding proposals.
  • Manage donor financial reporting, including income, debt and deferred income accurately and timely in accordance with each donors requirements.

 Cash management

  • Update global cash forecast fortnightly and feed into long term forecast model
  • Ensure funds are managed in accordance with donor wishes and regional requirements
  • Initiate global fund movements to ensure programme and operational commitments are met
  • Budgeting and cost-centre management.
  • Payment processing for operations and projects in accordance with policies and payment authorities.
  • Manage inter-entity loan accounts.
  • Support/have oversight of UK Payroll.

Essential competency and experience requirements

  • Qualified accountant or Accounting/Finance degree
  • 5+ years of financial career experience within a global organization
  • Strong and proven organizational skills in managing finance systems
  • Previous experience in managing staff or stakeholders
  • Strong financial analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Functional knowledge of financial accounting systems and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding of project fund accounting and cost recoveries
  • Effective communicator (including excellent written and verbal English) as demonstrated on financial and narrative reporting, and verbal skills



Trusts and Foundations Executive

Reporting To: Business Development and Fundraising Manager

Location: Brighton

Salary: £30,000 - £40,000 pro rata (depending on experience)

Duration: Permanent

Application Deadline: 20/10/2017

How to Apply: email [email protected]

Job Description – Trusts and Foundations Executive (22.5 hours per week with opportunity to increase hours in the medium term)


This is an exciting time to Join Renewable World as we strive to lift 100,000 out of poverty through the power of renewable energy. Our trusts and foundations portfolio is worth around £350,000 per annum and we know we are capable of more. This part-time role will be based in our office in Brighton with the possibility of working from home and some international travel. The salary for this role is in the region of £30,000 – £40,000 pro-rata depending on proven fundraising experience.



Reporting to the Fundraising Manager, the Trusts and Foundations Executive will be responsible for the overall management of the Trusts and Foundations portfolio (currently worth over £350,000 year), looking to grow it to £500,000 by 2019.  This will be achieved by

  • Building personal relationships with current Trusts and Foundations, preparing successful bids and submissions, a compelling case for support and focussing on face-to-face meetings, presentations and networking.
  • Working with intern resource and closely with our offices in Nepal and Kenya, manage the process of researching new UK and overseas Trusts and Foundations.
  • Developing strong supporter journeys with the Trusts and Foundations portfolio.

Key Working Relationships

This role directly reports to the Fundraising Manager and will involve developing close working relationships with Renewable World UK and overseas teams, Trustees, Ambassadors and other supporters.

Job Functions

The role requires both a strategic outlook and hands-on approach to the development of existing and new relationships. The post holder will be responsible for developing and delivering a multi-year Trusts and Foundations strategy in order to significantly grow income.


The Trusts Executive will have considerable experience and track record in


  • Strategically growing the portfolio of Trusts and Foundations
  • Strategic and day-to-day management of Trust and Foundations relationships.
  • Providing management reports and analysis on Trust income and strategies
  • Researching and identifying potential new UK and overseas trust donors
  • Developing and implementing a Trust and Foundations strategy and annual plan (income and expenditure)

Person specification

  • 7 years or more Trust and Foundations fundraising experience, including within an international charity
  • Experience of producing funding reports and project budgets
  • Excellent communication skills and track record in developing strong relationships with funders
  • Excellent research, prospecting and planning skills
  • Ability to build and maintain strong relationships with people at all levels both internally and externally to win commitment, consensus and support
  • Excellent project and time management experience
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to deadlines
  • A proactive, independent worker with the ability to work as part of a team and prioritise work accordingly
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • A good understanding of budgeting, and using Excel spreadsheets
  • Experience of using a fundraising or similar database, preferably Salesforce for analysis
  • A willingness to travel in the UK and potentially annual international travel
  • Inspired and passionate about the work we do

Please write in with a cover letter of why this job is for you, outlining your relevant experience and your CV.   Interviews will be held on the week of 23rd October.

Fundraising Intern

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10

Duration: Minimum 2 days per week for a 3-month minimum commitment

Application Deadline: 22/10/2017

How to Apply: Send your CV and a brief covering letter to [email protected]

We are currently looking to recruit a committed, enthusiastic and reliable Fundraising Intern to support annual Christmas e-card fundraising campaign and our individual challenge event fundraisers.

This internship will provide the successful applicant with first hand fundraising and appeal management experience. It is an ideal opportunity for a committed graduate wanting to gain experience in the charity sector and get to know the workings of a small organisation.

Working from our central Brighton office, we ask for a regular commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum period of 3 months. Our standard working hours are 9am – 5.30pm, though we can be flexible to suit. This position is unpaid; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10.

Main responsibilities

Your main areas of responsibility will include:

Managing our Christmas e-card campaign:

Our Christmas e-card campaign raises vital funds from our corporate supporters. We provide companies with a personalised e-card, or they can commission a bespoke design, in return for a donation to Renewable World. You would lead on the promotion of this fundraising campaign and the generation of e-card orders. Key activities will include:

  • Comms: promoting the Christmas card campaign across our comms channels (social media, website, securing external coverage of the campaign)
  • Targeted promotion: compiling and working through a list of potential donors (phone and email communication)
  • E-card order management: manage and track all e-card orders: from choosing a design, liaising with the designer and coordinating payment of the donation
  • Record keeping: maintain a log of all contact made with potential donors and all orders secured (on excel and on our database)

Supporting and recruiting challenge event fundraisers:

You will also help to manage our individual challenge event fundraisers. Key activities will include:

  • Promoting and recruiting participants for our portfolio of challenge events (across social media, website, external site, google AdWords, Mailchimp)
  • Supporting our individual challenge event fundraisers (communicating with the fundraiser, providing fundraising support and general updates, ensuring all data is kept up date on our database)

Personal specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual who can work independently and is willing to contribute new ideas.

Essential criteria:

  • We expect the successful candidate to be able to work independently and make informed decisions about their assigned work package.
  • We are looking for someone who is innovative, methodical and dedicated
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Confident on the phone and willing to cold call companies and donors
  • Strong organisational skills and an eye for detail

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Please include your availability and why you think you’re suited to the role.

Salesforce Database Volunteer

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: This role can be performed from our office in Brighton, or remotely

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10

How to Apply: Send your CV and a brief covering letter to [email protected]

We have been using Salesforce as our organisational CRM for a number of years and are currently in the process of carrying out some development work to better tailor it to our needs, to iron out some ongoing issues, and to automate certain processes. We have limited in-house experience of database development work and so would like to find a Salesforce expert who can volunteer 2-4 days per month to help get our system running as smoothly as possible for us.

Personal specification


  • Experience of designing and building Salesforce solutions
  • Experience with the Non-profit success pack for Salesforce

Skills and Abilities – Essential:

  • Confidence and skills in database design
  • An understanding of how office staff interact with databases
  • Well organised and efficient, with an excellent eye for detail
  • Fundamental understanding of the need for confidentiality and an awareness of data protection issues

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a brief covering letter to Please include your availability and why you think you’re suited to the role.

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