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Manager – Global Surge Team

Multiple locations

  • Organization: BRC - British Red Cross
  • Location: Multiple locations
  • Grade: Mid level - Manager - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Emergency Aid and Response
    • Managerial positions
  • Closing Date: 2022-12-11
Manager – Global Surge Team
Contract – 2-year fixed term – likely to extend  
Salary – c£40,000 including £3344 London Weighting 
Location – UK flexible – with some working from London office when required. 
Why this role is important…

You’ll be vital in helping maintain the highest level of operational readiness and the agility required to provide Movement-wide surge support for those facing crisis internationally. You will not be deployed yourself but will manage a team that will be deployed anywhere in the world. 

What you’ll be doing… 

Leading a team of up to 8 deployable team members, you’ll ensure that the team is relevant in meeting the surge needs of both the British Red Cross and Movement partners (including relationship management with those partners), and that individual team members are performing effectively.   

In addition, you’ll work with other teams (including HR and aligned technical teams) to ensure that the relevant regist ers (database of pre-vetted, deployable delegates) are functional, active, and reliable, and that the overall surge capacity offer provided to stakeholders is continuously improving and evolving to meet current and future needs. Together with the Senior Manager – Global Surge, you’ll work on further development of the cost recoverable, Movement-wide standing surge capacity, as well as  advocacy on the formation of similar capacity in other National Societies globally.  

What you’ll bring to the role…

- Robust working knowledge of the international humanitarian system 
- Technical expertise within surge deployments  and strong people management skills
- Building and maintaining partnerships and relationships.
- Good project management skills
- Strong team, networking, and collaboration skills
- Good financial management skills (including budgeting and reporting)
- Line management experience  

About the team

The Global Surge Team is made up of a number of highly trained professionals ready to be deployed anywhere in the world at short notice. Each deployment is limited to a maximum of three months. We are part of the International Directorate at the British Red Cross. As a team we are deployed by the British Red Cross in support of the whole of the RCRC Movement. While we are often deployed to help in the immediate aftermath of an emergency, we provide support throughout the whole disaster management cycle: disaster risk reduction, preparedness, emergency response and emergency recovery. 

Given the expertise of our team, we work with partner Red Cross societies to build their capacity and technical capabilities. We do this by developing, facilitating and delivering a range of technical learning and development programmes. And we invest in the development of our team: on average there is a one-month annual training allowance, and there are clear development plans for each role.

Closing date for applications is 23:59 (UK Time) on December 11th with interviews to take place the following week. 
 We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include: 
- 36 days holiday (inclusive of bank holidays) 
- Option to buy an extra 5 days, annual leave
- Up to 6% contributory pension
- Flexible working policy
- Genuine investment in your development

A little bit more about us… 
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK and overseas; get the support they need if crisis strikes.  

Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination.  Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started. 
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.  

Diversity is something we celebrate, and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness. 
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.
British Red Cross also participates in the Inter-Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme for roles within the International Directorate. In line with the scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms their understanding of these recruitment procedures. 
If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation's Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website. 
As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) checking of all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults. 
The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738). 
Connecting human kindness with human crisis 

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