Interim Chief Executive at ActionAid UK

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 now seeking an interim Chief Executive to lead ActionAid UK whilst we recruit a new permanent Chief Executive. Our current CEO is moving to a new role in ActionAid International at the end of March and ideally the successful candidate will be available to start work in mid-March and lead the organisation for a likely period of three to six months.

Our activities in the UK are focused on raising funds, campaigning and lobbying those in power, and building a strong profile. We support and work closely with ActionAid International around the world and the Interim Chief Executive will lead our global engagement.

While we are searching for the right permanent individual to lead ActionAid UK, we are seeking an outstanding and accomplished Interim Chief Executive who is capable of leading a 170 strong organisation with an annual turnover of circa £63 million.

The key areas of expertise required to be successful are:

  • Strong leadership skills with a proven track record of successfully leading a major, complex organisation
  • The ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and ensure the agreed plan is delivered for 2015
  • Well rounded professional competence with the ability to lead multi-disciplinary teams and represent the organisation externally
  • The ability to step up quickly, lead with confidence and ensure a smooth transition
  • A passion and commitment to working for long-lasting solutions to poverty
  • Ideally, experience of successfully working within the international development sector

If you have the senior level experience to make our leadership transition a success please apply online via the link.

ActionAid UK is an Equal Opportunities Employer and particularly welcomes applications from a diversity of backgrounds and experience.

Job title: Interim Chief Executive

Location: London

Contract: Full-time, 3-6 month fixed term contract

Closing date: 15 February 2015