Turquoise Coast Environment Fund is seeking an Executive Director

  • Location: Home/remote working, based in the South-West of Turkey, with travel required across the region. 
  • Hours: Consultancy contract, equivalent €30-35,000 pro-rata depending on experience
  • Start: July/August 2024
  • To apply: Please send a CV and cover letter to beckym@edelweisshr.co.uk by 25 July 2024.

Turquoise Coast Environment Fund (TCEF) was established in 2022 to protect and restore Turkey’s Western and Southern coasts and marine natural beauty by funding local nature restoration and protection initiatives. So far it has raised over500,000 and funded 24 projects. Learn about these projects here. As a branch of the UK-registered charity Conservation Collective, TCEF is part of a global network of local environmental foundations. SDTV is its local regranting partner in Turkey. 

We raise money from individuals and businesses that love and rely on the region, its natural space, cities, coastline, and sea. We provide financial support to the most effective projects and campaigns working to protect and restore ecosystems, reduce pollution and build climate resilience.


As TCEF moves into its third year, its Steering Committee is recruiting a new Executive Director. The day-to-day activities of the Executive Director include grant-making, strategic development, fundraising and donor engagement, and organisational management.  

Support and oversight come from the TCEF Chair, Steering Committee, and Conservation Collective’s team.  

The successful candidate for this role will:  

  • Be a pro-active, highly organised individual with an entrepreneurial approach. 
  • Be a first-class communicator, capable of engaging a broad range of stakeholders. 
  • Have a good understanding of the key local stakeholders and knowledge of the national NGO landscape. 
  • Be fluent in Turkish and English. 
  • Live in Turkey with a driver’s license.   
  • Have a background working in the environmental sector or relevant studies. 

Key responsibilities for the role are: 

  • Identify projects matching the local environmental priorities that align with TCEF strategy and goals, encouraging and supporting them to apply for grants, and overseeing the process of selection by the steering committee two-three times a year. 
  • Carry out regular mapping, outreach and relationship & partnership development with local NGOs and key stakeholders. 
  • Increase awareness of and trust in TCEF’s mission and work through brand development and communications, partnership building and local networking.  
  • Lead grant making, fund raising, communications and financial operations of the foundation. 

How to apply:


Further details of TCEF’s Director’s responsibilities on the PDF below