Chief Executive at ActionAid UK

An outstanding and distinctive leader is now being recruited to drive and deliver ActionAid UK’s global vision.

ActionAid is a leading international charity working in over 45 countries.  We work with the poorest women and children in the world, changing their lives for good.  Our local staff provide immediate, hands-on support to women and children living on the margins of survival.  Together we demand action at local, national and international level.  We don’t walk away until we’ve achieved lasting change.

We are currently seeking to appoint an exceptional individual as Chief Executive to lead the organisation forward.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees and with a close working relationship with the Chair, the Chief Executive will be responsible for leading our activities in the UK, including raising funds; campaigning and lobbying those in power for change; and building a strong profile.  S/he will play a key role as an ambassador for ActionAid UK locally and internationally as part of the global ActionAid federation and will be responsible for developing relationships with key stakeholders and partners.

This role offers a unique challenge for an individual with a genuine passion to create lasting solutions to poverty-leading a highly dynamic, ambitious and innovative organisation.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate significant experience in strategically leading and managing complex international organisations, an in-depth understanding of the international development architecture and an ability to build strong relationships across a complex stakeholder map.  S/he will have well-rounded professional competence with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and represent the organisation externally.  Pragmatic and visionary with sound judgement and perspective, s/he will encourage collaborative and transparent working relationships.

Job title: Chief Executive

Location: London

Salary: Competitive

Contract: Full time, permanent

Closing date: 20 March 2015, 9am