Vacancy – Head of Strategy

We are looking for someone to fill a volunteer vacancy,
as Head of Strategy


Job Description

About Throw a Starfish

Throw A Starfish is a small charity working to use people’s skills to serve needs in the developing world.

Our vision is to help everyday people use the skills they have for most impact in the world – whether that’s a nurse specialist offering training, an engineer designing a recycling facility or an IT professional developing a new system for data collection and recording

The charity was founded in 2019 and is led by a Mission Director who has years of experience in world mission, and responding to different needs around the world.  From this he saw that most short term volunteering opportunities involved joining a team, which undertook a relatively simple task, in which everyone could do something regardless of skills.  Our vision focuses instead on using the gifts and availability of individuals, rather than recruiting teams for projects! We work with trusted partners, where we have an ongoing relationship; this enables us to place individuals in overseas projects at a time convenient to them, hence increasing the number of potential starfish throwers.  Although initially we were looking to send volunteers overseas, the Covid-19 pandemic has meant we have started to look at possibilities for remote volunteering.   For more information, visit

The charity has a great board of trustees and has established a solid support base to support this early vision and development work.

 What difference will you make?

We have big ideas about how we can change the nature of overseas mission volunteering work and we are looking for somebody to help continue to move our vision into action.  We believe that two or more people working together is more productive than one on their own, so we are looking for a key member of the team to shape our future development.

What will you do?

It’s early days, so there are opportunities to get involved in a number of areas of our development – in particular you would work alongside the Mission Director to develop:

  • our strategy – this would involve bouncing ideas around shaping our strategy and long term development plan.
  • our online presence – website and social media, including marketing the opportunities and in time helping to process applications

developing our supporter base and fundraising for key projects,for example the Recycling facility being developed with our partner B.O.H.I. in Kenya.

Experience which would be useful but not necessarily essential

  • Strategy development
  • Social media
  • Marketing
  • International development
  • Fund raising
  • networking
  • Analytical
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Problem solving

We are more concerned about a passion for the work than any particular individual skill!

Experience Level

  • Mid-Senior level
  • Director
  • Executive

Time Commitment

0 – 5 hours per week, but this is a part time voluntary job; hours and expenses are open for discussion.

Trustee – there is the option to become a Trustee over time, but this would not be a requirement.


  • North West England
  • Option for Remote

To Apply

Please apply through LinkedIn using the following link

Or use the contact form to express and interest of find out more.

Thank you.