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Charity Director

SINCE 9/11
Homeworking (but with regular travel, mainly to London)
Closing date
2 Apr 2024

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SINCE 9/11

Charity Director Required

SINCE 9/11 are seeking a dynamic and driven leader to manage the charity through its next phase of development.

The Charity Director will be responsible for managing the charity on a day to day basis throughout its next phase of development: developing and implementing the strategy for the organisation, building its capability to deliver this strategy through fundraising activities and putting in place a small team; driving awareness of the SINCE 9/11 Education Programme among key audiences and overseeing the financial administration of the charity, in line with the goals set out by the charity trustees.


We are seeking a dynamic leader who shares our values and is committed to our aims. The key attributes, skills and experiences we are seeking are as follows:

• Values-led and mission-driven: not motivated by status but by effecting change and putting values into action

• Self-motivated: able to work independently, managing their own time and priorities

• Dynamic: hard-working, engaging and creative in pursuit of goals

• Robust and hard thinking: ready to have hard conversations about extremism and radicalisation

• Creative: ready to find new ways to help us to achieve our goals

• Entrepreneurial: able to spot opportunities and take advantage of them

• Inclusive: committed to working collaboratively and inclusively with a diverse team and a diverse group of stakeholders and beneficiaries to achieve SINCE 9/11’s goals

• Engaging: a confident communicator comfortable with audiences as diverse as young people in schools and government ministers, able to inspire and engage Desirable experience


• Work in education, cohesion or challenging extremism at a policy, research or management level

• Working in or with schools either directly with students or with teachers and Heads

• Staff management, including direct line management and oversight of teams

• Financial management, including direct budgetary responsibility • Working with Boards – either as a trustee or as a senior manager reporting to the Board

• Working with civil servants, government and the media

• Experience of strategic marketing and communications, ideally in a linked field

• Charity management experience/understanding the key elements of charity law and governance A management or other linked qualification would be helpful but is not essential.


To apply for the role, please click the "Apply Now" button and submit a CV and appropriate covering letter of no more than two pages setting out why you are applying for the role.

Key dates are as follows:

  • Tuesday 2nd April (midday): closing date for applications
  • Monday 8th April: first round interview
  • Monday 15th April: second round interview



Who we are

"You can't make education more relevant to life than looking at how the world has changed since 9/11"

About Us

SINCE 9/11 is a UK educational charity which was set up on the tenth anniversary of September 11th 2001 to ensure that the legacy of 9/11 is one that builds hope from tragedy.

Our FREE Education Programme created by the world acclaimed UCL’s Institute of Education for all UK secondary schools focuses on teaching the events, causes and consequences of 9/11 in an attempt to create a better, peaceful and harmonious future.

Our Ethos and History

This is an important and exciting time for the charity. More than 20 years after the horrific events of 9/11, with our acclaimed SINCE 9/11 education programmes for schools (developed by the world no.1 UCL Institute of Education) and our strategy and vision for the future both now in place, we want to drive the charity even further forward.

Our work remains as important as ever, teaching young people across the UK – who weren’t even born in September 2001 – about the events, causes and consequences of 9/11 and subsequent terrorist atrocities.

In a world where extremism and terrorism pose a huge risk, both to life and to the pluralist ideals of democratic societies, SINCE 9/11 seeks to lead the way in educating young people and steering society towards a more peaceful and tolerant future. In order to do so, we are now seeking a talented, driven and engaging leader who can take our charity to the next level. We believe that we have a high-quality programme to take into schools and other settings working with young people; our challenge now is to ensure that our programme reaches as many schools as possible. 


Sir Harvey McGrath
Sir Simon Schama


Peter Rosengard (Chair and Founder)
Matthew Hartley (Vice Chair)
Lady Lucy French OBE
Professor Colin Diamond CBE
Sir Anthony Seldon
Dame Sally Coates
Dame Cressida Dick
Ishtiaq Hussain OBE

Exciting Career Opportunities

We are currently in search for a Charity Director to come on board; needing a leader who is confident and creative in building relationships with schools, academy trusts, local authorities, subject associations and teaching unions; someone who is familiar with the national education environment. Supported by a high-profile and committed board, our new director will be tasked with putting all of their energy into building those relationships and ensuring that we have a step change in the number of young people accessing our programme. 

We believe that doing so will bring us long term financial sustainability and thus the ability to grow and develop our programmes further. In the tough operating environment, with schools currently facing many challenges of their own, we know this will be no easy task. The Board will be ready and willing to support you in any way that we can, as we recognise that appointing a dynamic, committed director is crucial to a continuing successful future for SINCE 9/11.

Visit Third Sector Jobs to find out more and if you match the person specification we would love to discuss this with you.

Charity Director




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0203 008 7705
42 Brook Street
United Kingdom

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