February 17, 2021

CEO – ActionAid UK

01/03/2021
  • Deadline: 01/03/2021
  • Location: London, UK
  • Organization: ActionAid UK
Full Time

This is an exciting opportunity to help us create a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As our next CEO you will steer us to deliver our mission, embrace our feminist behaviours, and help us to continuously strengthen our inclusive and equitable culture.

ActionAid UK is a member of the ActionAid Federation, an international charity that works with women and girls living in poverty in 43 countries to end violence and fight poverty so that all women, everywhere, can create the future they want.

This is an exciting opportunity to help us create a world without poverty and injustice in which every person enjoys the right to a life with dignity. As our next CEO you will steer us to deliver our mission, embrace our feminist behaviours, and help us to continuously strengthen our inclusive and equitable culture.

Reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will be responsible for leading our activities in the UK whilst also playing a key role as a peer within the wider Federation. These activities include raising funds, campaigning, and lobbying those in positions of power for change, as well as building a strong organisational profile externally, and building recognition of our work with communities focused on the rights of women and girls living in poverty in the Global South.

You will be building on a strong foundation and working with a talented, passionate and innovative team across ActionAid UK, the Board and the wider Federation to make this a reality.

You will directly manage the Senior Leadership Team and will be ultimately responsible for circa 210 staff in the UK and the sustainable generation and growth of our annual income (currently circa £50 million).

You will be able to easily engage with our stakeholders, including supporters and influencers here in the UK and colleagues from around the ActionAid International Federation.

You will have substantial senior leadership experience within a complex large organisation, or current CEO experience, with the ability to lead a diverse and collaborative Senior Leadership Team as ‘first among equals’. You will also need the nous to lead us in a challenging external and funding environment.

It’s important to us that as our new CEO you have a deep interest in international development and women’s rights, that creating a genuinely inclusive and equitable culture matters to you, that you will take every opportunity to work in collaboration with international colleagues, and that you are passionate about making a real and lasting difference to the lives of the world’s poorest women and girls. If this sounds like you, we’d love to hear from you.

ActionAid is committed to supporting flexible working. If you would like to discuss flexible working options, there will be space to do so during the application process.

Application Process:

If you wish to have an informal discussion about the opportunity, have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, or need additional information, please contact Andrea Metcalf, andrea.metcalf@actionaid.org or jobsuk@actionaid.org.

Initial assessment centre to be scheduled w/c 15th March.

Interviews will take place on 26th March.

How to apply:

For more information and to apply this role please visit: https://www.actionaid.org.uk/jobs/permanent/ceo