Extra Mile is looking for a new UK Director

Extra Mile is a growing UK registered charity (1130879), that trains teachers and runs a school in Sierra Leone.  The charity has been working in Sierra Leone for over 10 years. In that time, it has worked with many local teachers in more than a dozen primary and secondary schools within Goderich, a small suburb of the capital, Freetown. Teacher-training has been provided to more than forty local primary and secondary teachers. In addition to that more than fifty teacher volunteers from across the world have travelled to Sierra Leone to contribute to the work.  They have all been wonderful ambassadors for the charity and become part of the Extra Mile family, often continuing the partnership which they developed with their school and the charity, whose ethos is firmly based on Christian principles.  In these ways, Extra Mile has helped to improve education for some of the poorest children in this deeply deprived country.

The charity is governed by an eleven strong board of trustees in the UK, headed by a UK Director. It employs four Sierra Leonean staff who live within the school grounds, as well as 12 school staff including teachers and teaching assistants.  The trustees are now looking for someone to step into the role of the UK Director, to take over the directorship of the charity in 2019 and begin the next exciting chapter of senior secondary education and beyond.

The Post:

The new UK director will also act as the school principal. They must be willing and able to travel and work in Sierra Leone at least twice per year, managing admissions, recruiting staff, teaching and conducting teacher-training with local staff, They should also manage the fund-raising efforts in the UK.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

·       senior, school/college managerial experience;

·       experience of teaching and or working abroad;

·       experience of planning and delivering fund-raising events at various scales;

·       the capacity to work to fulfill Extra Mile’s Christian principles;

The successful candidate will be able to:

·       develop a supportive network of fund-raisers/event organisers to raise money for the charity;

·       manage the staff in Sierra Leone;

·       lead the strategic deployment of the finances of the charity.

It should be noted that this position is non-salaried. The charity will reimburse for telephone costs relating to Extra Mile work and transport costs which accrue within Sierra Leone.

If you are interested in this exciting position and would like to discuss it more, please call Mike, Director, on 0777 187 4128.                           

Application letters should be sent to the address below. Please include your contact details.

 Extra Mile
P.O. Box 4884
Rugby, Warwickshire
CV21 9GL