Overseas Director

Overseas Director

Posted 2 weeks ago

Job Features

LocationIsle of Coll
Closing Date1st April

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About Project Trust

Project Trust is an educational charity based on the Hebridean Isle of Coll. Since 1967 Project Trust has sent over 7,000 Volunteers to Africa, Asia and the Americas to a wide range of long-term volunteering projects including teaching, social care work, outward bound instructing and community development.

All Project Trust’s Volunteers are 17-19-year-old school leavers, with around 260 Volunteers from across the UK and Europe going overseas annually. The projects are carefully selected, and rigorously vetted, to ensure the Volunteers’ existing skills can be put to good use in their host communities.

Extensive training and support before, during and after their time overseas is provided to all Volunteers, to maximise both the educational value of their experience and the positive impact they have in their projects. Staff on Coll, project Hosts and Overseas Representatives support the Volunteers during their placements, and Volunteers return to Coll for a debriefing course at the end of their year.

They are also now widely regarded as the leader in the field of international volunteering and they are highly respected.

The Role

Following the recent announcement that the current post holder will be retiring after 35 years’  loyal service with Project Trust, they see another outstanding and inspirational Overseas Director to take responsibility for the development and growth of the overseas programme at Project Trust.

Person Specification

This is a pivotal role, with responsibility for the overall management of Project Trust’s activities overseas. As a member of Project Trust’s senior leadership team, with responsibility for managing the experienced overseas team, each with specific country responsibility, you will also be expected to provide advice to the CEO and the Trustees on their strategic development and on the wider operational management of the organisation.

With strong foundations, and an ambitious strategy for the future, this role represents an exciting opportunity for an individual with a strong commitment to and enthusiasm for Project Trust.


Interested in this role? Download the appointment brief below. Click the apply button and follow the instructions attach a copy of your CV, together with a supporting statement to the application.


For a confidential discussion, please contact Philip Nelson, from Oxford HR on 020 3137 2540 / 07771 953959 or via email at pnelson@oxfordhr.co.uk.

Lead Consultant

Philip Nelson
Managing Director – UK