Executive Director ProVeg Spain 2

Executive Director ProVeg Spain

Role description

ProVeg International was established in 2016 and ProVeg Spain was among the first three new country branches established in 2017. ProVeg Spain currently works on public facing campaigns, events, and other projects.

The ProVeg Spain Executive Director will work towards increasing the impact, reputation and income of this important country branch in one of the most populous European countries which is home to one of the world’s most spoken languages. The position holder will guide the small yet growing team in Spain to achieve its charitable aims by creating and delivering the strategy of the country branch, securing its income, managing and supervising the team, and reporting back to the Board and the ProVeg International Executive Team, the latter of which s/he will work in close contact with at all times.

Key responsibilities include:

Strategic, operational, and budget planning
Overseeing areas including finance, operations, campaigns, communications, evaluation, board reporting, HR and IT, setting KPIs for the team to meet
Staff management and implementation of a volunteer management strategy
Developing organisational infrastructure, specifically through the creation of ProVeg Spain as a legal entity and the procurement of external service providers relating to HR, payroll, accounting, admin, IT, etc. on a needs basis
Ensuring the organisation fulfils all of its legal and regulatory responsibilities including charity law, company law, employment law, tax, etc.
Establish relationships and collaborative agreements with key stakeholders and represent ProVeg Spain externally
Establish fundraising activities in Spain and develop a long-term growth strategy

Campaigns and projects

Overseeing all campaigns, projects, events, and expanding them, either by planning and launching new activities, such as Institutional or Corporate Outreach or by growing them (e. g. Political Outreach)
Overseeing all communication activities, and act as one of ProVeg Spain’s media spokespersons in interviews on TV, radio, online, press, events and conferences

Developing and implementing HR policies, procedures and practices, including recruitment, onboarding, training, performance management and staff coaching as well as mentoring
Establishing a positive, healthy, and safe working environment in accordance with all appropriate legislation and regulations

Financial planning
Work with the fundraising team at ProVeg International to research funding sources, overseeing and developing fundraising plans and funding proposals. Where relevant, represent ProVeg Spain to stakeholders, develop contacts with grant funders, trusts, foundations, local authorities, and the corporate sector. Establish legacy giving and donations from the public
Participate in fundraising activities as appropriate

Reporting and governance
Reporting to the ProVeg International Executive Team and the Board of Trustees of ProVeg Spain, and, in accordance with legal and internal requirements, preparing and providing agendas and regular updates on finances, developments and delivery.
Responsible for all financial matters, including the preparation and presentation to the Executive Team and Board of management accounts, business plans, annual budget and cash flow forecasts, and where relevant, grant budgets.
Identify and evaluate risks and review the Risk Register with the Board.

Additional requirements

Willing to go beyond the nine to five — this role requires occasional evening and weekend working
Ability to travel regularly to Berlin and within Spain

After 12 months in the role, the executive will successfully:

Shaped and started implementing the strategy for 2020-22
Overseen delivery of campaigns and projects across Spain
Settled as ProVeg Spain’s Executive Director, having formed a strong partnership with the Executive Team, the Board, as well as other internal and external key stakeholders
Formed strong relationships with the team and inspired staff to perform to high standards
Played an active role in raising the profile of ProVeg Spain
Having achieved first results in improving income generation


Application deadline: 31 January 2019
Phone interviews: 1 – 15 February 2019
Face to face interviews: 16 – 28 February 2019
Start date: 1 March 2019

Further Information

Your application should include a cover letter, a CV and work certificates. Please tell us how you found this job ad! Please send us your application using our online form (Google: ProVeg jobs). We are unable to accept applications submitted via email.

The upcoming steps include:
Online test
Online trial tasks
A first phone interview
A personal interview and an optional “trial day”, that includes the handling of tasks that are typical for the role you are applying for. If you are not from Berlin you can do this tasks at home. That helps us to get to know you and your way of working better and gives you a chance to get a full picture of the job and us
The final decision may need an extra interview

Detalle Oferta:

Area de trabajo:

Dirección y gerencia
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Duración Contrato:


Jornada Completa

Tipo de contrato

Contrato Indefinido



Ubicación en el extranjero:


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Person Specification

Educated to degree level essential, with a postgraduate degree and/or a management qualification desirable


4 or more years of senior management experience including recruiting and managing a team, ideally in the third sector
Experience of successfully delivering campaigns and projects that brought about positive change
Financial and operational management experience as budget-holder and project director essential, with knowledge of grant funding, income generation and experience of fundraising desirable
Experience in creating and developing organisational structures, including internal policies, procedures and practices


Be flexible, versatile and/or tolerant in a changing work environment while maintaining effectiveness and efficiency
Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
Ability to manage challenging situations, and maintain confidentiality on sensitive information
Communicate in a clear, thorough and timely manner
Ability to influence, engage and persuade, and to work effectively in a team
Develop ways to improve the operations of the organisation
Have good judgement and be able to make quick decisions around finance, budgeting, and forecasting
Ability to stay mission-focused while also thinking creatively and strategically
Work cooperatively and effectively with others to set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions
Positively influence others to achieve results that in the best interest of the organisation with an ability to lead, inspire, and motivate staff, including nurturing talent
Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency and risks, and make clear decisions which are timely and in the best interests of the organisation
Set priorities, develop a work schedule, monitor progress towards goals, and track information and activities
Passion for the vision, mission and aims of ProVeg International, and a positive attitude with a high level of self-motivation and ability to work on your own initiative
Proven ability to work well and flexible and pressure, to prioritise and to meet deadlines
Demonstrate knowledge of the latest developments in plant-based food and living, and a commitment to continued learning to develop an ever greater understanding of the sector
Strategically assess options and actions based on external factors and the vision and guiding principles of the organisation

Experiencia Mínima:

Más de 4 años

Estudios mínimos:

Educación Secundaria Obligatoria

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Dominio de Informática:

Título obtenido:

Idiomas Requeridos:

  • Español

    Escrito: Materno –
    Hablado: Materno –
    Traducción: Materno

  • Inglés

    Escrito: Avanzado (C1) –
    Hablado: Avanzado (C1) –
    Traducción: Avanzado (C1)

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