Stay at home dad and environmental activist at the moment!
Posted 6 months ago
I've spent around 20 years working in project, departmental and organisational development and management roles, in the international development and fairtrade sectors. The latter few years of this including a decent amount of focus on environmental and sustainability issues in agricultural and food processing supply chains in Africa and beyond. Two years ago I took over most of the childcare from my wife, but also spent a significant amount of this time turning my attention to local environmental activism. This includes founding a community group that focuses on sustainability and also represent the voluntary sector in the borough of Croydon on the local authority's Climate Crisis Commission. I am now ready to return to the workplace.
Unfortunately this is the extent of my experience in the environmental sector, and I have not done any studies since I completed my degree in Construction Management in the mid 1990s. So I have no qualifications in the environmental area.
I've aligned my values with my career for 20 years now and whilst I remain passionate about international development issues, my new primary area of passion is the sustainability and environmental sector. I know times are very tough right now, and it is probably a really bad time to try and shift into a new sector, but I could really use some advice from a few people in the sector, and ideally ones that know about recruitment.
Are you able to help, or point me in any useful directions?
Really happy to talk with people over the phone / video call etc.