The Royal Foundation and Earthshot Prize Partnership
We are proud that The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales chose the Ashdown Group to be its exclusive recruitment partner for The Earthshot Prize, a not-for-profit start-up which was incubated within The Royal Foundation and has recently spun out to become an affiliated independent organisation.
We partnered with The Royal Foundation to create a bespoke attraction strategy focussed on identifying a diverse pool of executives who combine a passion for social enterprise with the requisite leadership skills and experience to join the board of a high-profile organisation. These key members of the senior leadership team will play a pivotal role in shaping and implementing the strategy of The Earthshot Prize as it rapidly scales up over the course of the next decade and delivers on its truly inspiring vision.
About the Royal Foundation
The Earthshot Prize:
The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years.
The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism, by highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change, and inspiring collective action.
Taking inspiration from President John F. Kennedy's Moonshot which united millions of people around an organising goal to put man on the moon and catalysed the development of new technology in the 1960s, The Earthshot Prize is centred around five 'Earthshots' - simple but ambitious goals for our planet which if achieved by 2030 will improve life for us all, for generations to come.
The Earthshot Prize is a not for profit start up with an audacious vision and ambitious partners. In 2022, The Earthshot Prize span out from the Royal Foundation where it has been incubated, to become an affiliated independent organization.
About The Royal Foundation:
When people come together, they can achieve great things. The Royal Foundation of The Prince and Princess of Wales unites people to tackle some of today's biggest challenges. Using their passion and unique influence to change mind-sets to make a lasting difference on the issues that matter to them and to society.
Royal Foundation Mission
Led by The Prince and Princess of Wales, the work of The Royal Foundation is built on world-class research, long-term partnerships, and measurable, scalable impact. This has enabled the charity to build ambitious initiatives tackling a wide range of topics, from conservation to early years, emergency responders and mental health.
The Royal Foundation focuses on issues that matter to its principals and to society, where it can have significant impact
|Impact: Focusing on issues that matter to The Royal Foundations Principals and to society where it can have significant impact
|Together: Putting their Principals’ distinctive convening ability at the heart of the Royal Foundation’s activities by bringing people, their ideas and resources together
|Focus: Convening purposefully to understand issues and explore solutions with a focus on creating long-term impact
|Ambition: Incubating initiatives, and working with delivery partners to implement and scale solutions with the ambition that they become sustainable
|Objectives: Actively measuring The Royal Foundations impact against clear goals and objectives
Director of People & Culture
The Earthshot Prize is the most prestigious global environment prize in history, designed to incentivise change and help repair our planet over the next ten years. The Prize aims to turn the current pessimism surrounding environmental issues into optimism by highlighting the ability of human ingenuity to bring about change and inspire collective action. In order to achieve this audacious vision, The Earthshot Prize is seeking a commercially astute, empathetic and driven leader with a passion for people and proven track record of delivering and embedding a successful HR strategy to join its executive team.
Chief Financial Officer
As a key partner to the Board of Trustees, you will help to shape the strategic direction of The Earthshot Prize from a financial perspective and will exemplify its core values of transparency, collaboration, inclusion, curiosity and kindness. You will be an accomplished CFO of the utmost integrity and will provide inspirational leadership to a highly capable finance team. Demonstrable experience of developing robust and transparent financial governance processes and procedures is a prerequisite, while a knowledge of the UK Charites sector is preferred.
Chief Marketing Officer
The Earthshot Prize is seeking an accomplished and purpose driven marketing expert with the requisite passion, experience and creativity to take this fledgling global brand to the next level. To be suitable for this role you must be an innovative and entrepreneurial brand builder who is naturally collaborative and combines intellectual curiosity, adaptability and vision, with a willingness to personally deliver strategic initiatives. You will have a proven track record of successfully developing high-profile brands and will be recognised for your energy, sound judgement and ability to elegantly translate complex ideas into simple but effective marketing and media campaigns that inspire action.
The Earthshot Prize is looking for an accomplished and purpose driven Digital Director with the requisite passion and experience to take this fledgling global brand to the next level online.
You will have experience developing digital content for multiple channels, building marketing performance analytics, and growing a social media presence across all platforms. You will be a highly analytical, creative and versatile marketer with a passion for digital and the ability to lead and inspire a highly capable international team.
The Earthshot Prize is seeking an accomplished Media Manager with consummate communication skills and a growth mindset to support the execution of a global media and public engagement strategy. You will have a track record of maximising media engagement and press coverage and will field enquiries around key moments in the TEP calendar. You will also have a meticulous eye for detail and demonstrable experience in conceptualizing, packaging and delivering content that excites and engages global media outlets.
The Earthshot Prize (TEP) is now seeking an accomplished Team Coordinator to work across the entire ‘storytelling’ department which encompasses events, marketing, digital and communications teams, playing a key role in delivering the marketing story and delivering an exceptional prize giving ceremony that will be broadcast live around the world. You will draft social media copy for organic and paid campaigns, schedule content across multiple channels, and create briefs for videographers and editors. You will also provide admin support to the Director of Media, including diary management, and will compile and manage guest lists and comms for VIP events.
, Royal Foundation Consultant
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