Pro Bono Economics (PBE) is a charity that matches volunteer economists with charities looking to address questions around measurement, results and impact. Since we were established in 2009, we have worked with over 200 charities across the sector, have provided volunteering opportunities for over 220 economists, and completed over 60 projects. Momentum is strong: the pool of volunteers has never been bigger; its project pipeline never longer.
The Board considers that the past six years have proven PBE's core idea, namely that there is a ready supply of economist volunteers who can provide valuable support to charities. As a result PBE is keen to pursue a more ambitious strategy. This will involve two distinct elements. First, an increase in the volume and scope of the support PBE offers to individual charities, with a continued focus on the impact analysis of economic data. Second, for PBE to develop a stronger voice across the charitable sector on policy issues: to become an opinion leader on various aspects of charitable work. The resources to finance this expansion have been secured, for the next three years at least.
We are looking for a CEO to drive this strategy. Reporting to the Board of Trustees, the individual we seek is someone who has the management skills to oversee a significant expansion in the size of PBE whilst maintaining meticulously high standards. Equally, someone with strong leadership capabilities, e.g., to be the public face of the organisation, appealing to a wide range of stakeholders; to make best use of PBE's network, including a number of high profile volunteers, trustees and patrons; and, in the medium term, to generate diversified sources of income.