Executive Director of International
London (United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland)
Contract type: Permanent
We are looking to appoint a dynamic and influential senior leader as our new Executive Director of International.
Reporting to our CEO Mike Adamson, this executive leadership position provides a real opportunity to drive and develop our international strategy, whilst shaping the purpose and footprint of our international work, developing our team, ensuring we are fit for the future and continue to be a leading player in supporting people in crisis around the world.
This is an exciting moment to join the largest humanitarian network in the world as the British Red Cross look to introduce and implement our new ‘Strategy2030’. The successful candidate will orchestrate our investment and partnership strategy, leadership development, performance and risk management, ensuring program d esign rooted in communities. You will make a real lasting impression on our capability and capacity to shape and deliver our international strategy moving forward.
All Executive Directors have three key accountabilities: for overall delivery of our mission and corporate strategic objectives; portfolio accountability for at least one cross-cutting agenda, from climate to keeping people safe; and responsibility for the wellbeing and performance of the International directorate.
What we are looking for
We are looking for an ambitious candidate who has a blend of senior level experience at both Head Office and field levels with extensive experience of programme and people management, including leadership of change and leading dispersed teams. They will have strong and credible engagement and advocacy insight and experience at the most senior levels on the big humanitarian issues and impressive media presence.
The succe ssful candidate will act as a critical partner to our Chief Executive, executive leadership team colleagues and to our Board of Trustees.
The successful candidate will share a commitment to our Fundamental Principles, humanitarian purpose and organisational values.
Please review the role profile for full candidate pack which includes additional information, full job description, person specification and required criteria for this position.
Closing dates for applications is 23.59 on 29th September 2020 with first stage interviews anticipated to be held from Thursday 8th - Tuesday 13th October 2020 (via Zoom).
The British Red Cross in-house Resourcing Team will be managing this vacancy; to apply please send your CV and covering letter
In the British Red Cross we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.
To ensure that those appointed to the Executive Leadership Team at the British Red Cross have the necessary competencies, integrity, and character, appointment to this post is subject to a Fit and Proper Persons check.
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