Job title: Non-Executive Director
Company: Practical Action Publishing
Location: Twice-yearly meetings in Rugby, United Kingdom and/or remotely
Salary: Non-executive out of pocket expenses only
Is the role permanent? Three-year fixed term position with the option for renewal
Is the role full-time? No
Contact details: Contact the Head of Publishing, Andrea Johnson, at [email protected]
Closing date: 31st March 2024

Job description

Practical Action Publishing is an independent publishing company and an integral subsidiary of Practical Action. We put affordable knowledge into the hands of people who need it most, whatever their location, in a language and format that suits them best. Our books range from manuals to monographs; online, in print and open access formats. They address today’s pressing global challenges including agriculture and food, climate resilience, energy, water, sanitation and hygiene, social development, and resilient construction and housing. Our website is optimized for institutional use, as well as for individual customers worldwide. It houses our entire collection of online resources (eBooks and journal articles) and showcases our complete catalogue of print books. The business is operated by a small, skilled team of five staff and a Board of Directors that includes senior colleagues in post with Practical Action group.

We are currently recruiting for a Non-Executive Director with considerable experience in the publishing industry, to support Practical Action Publishing’s growing global sales strategy and maximise our reach.