Chief Executive at Traidcraft

Best known as the UK’s leading fair trade organisation and engaged in a wide range of trade and development activities, Traidcraft was established in 1979 as a Christian response to poverty.  With a mission to fight poverty through trade, we pioneer, practise and promote approaches to trade that help poor people in developing countries transform their lives.  Traidcraft combines a £15.8 million turnover trading company – Traidcraft plc - with one of the UK’s most innovative development charities – Traidcraft Exchange - and this provides us with a unique view of how trade can be made to work for the poor.

The role of Chief Executive provides a unique opportunity for a dynamic individual to lead, reshape, invigorate and inspire a truly unique organisation and the Chief Executive will play a critical role in strengthening the commercial business and further enabling the impact of our development activities.  Motivated from their own Christian faith, the Chief Executive will lead the work of Traidcraft plc and Traidcraft Exchange in line with its Foundation Principles and its Christian ethos.

We’re looking for someone who is committed to Traidcraft’s mission of fighting poverty through trade and who believes strongly in the potential of trade and business to promote international development.  A clear and creative strategic thinker who can see the possibilities for Traidcraft’s role as a pioneering organisation is essential.

Job title: Chief Executive

Location: London or Gateshead

Salary: £75,000 - £85,000 per annum

Contract: Full time, permanent

Closing date: 2 February 2015