Managing Director

Ref: 4685

Social Development Direct


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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Dickinson

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6279


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment

Closing Date: 08/06/2020

Formal Interview Date: Mid-Late July

Putting social inclusion, equality and human rights at the centre
of the development process.

Social Development Direct (SDDirect) is a leading provider of high-quality, innovative and expert social development assistance and research services, specialising in gender and inclusion. The Company works to build inclusive societies in which all women, men, girls and boys are valued and empowered to make choices about their own development.

In March 2020, PIan International UK made its first social impact investment by acquiring SDDirect as a wholly owned subsidiary, bringing together the leading UK girls’ rights INGO with the leading provider in the UK of expert social development assistance, specialising in gender and inclusion. Reporting to the CEO of Plan International UK and the SDDirect Board, the Managing Director will lead the next phase of SDDirect’s development accelerating the organisation’s growth, profitability, influence and impact. You will also lead the development of a strategic plan and provide inspirational leadership to SDDirect’s executive leadership and staff.

This role offers a unique opportunity for a visionary and engaging leader, with ambition, drive and commercial acumen to lead SDDirect through this exciting period of development and growth. You will bring:

• A high level of commercial awareness and a proven track record of successfully leading and managing a commercial organisation to achieve growth

• An inclusive and collaborative leader with the ability to inspire and manage staff

• A proven commitment to feminist leadership principles

• Demonstrated commitment to gender and social inclusion and SDDirect’s values

To apply please download further information on the required qualifications, skills and please quote reference 4685.

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