Appointment of Chief Executive Officer

Ref: 4794

Survival International

The role is expected to be primarily based in the London headquarters. However, Survival International would be happy to work with interested candidates on relocation and would consider a different arrangement for an exceptional candidate.

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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Dickinson

Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6279

e: Charlotte.Dickinson@perrettlaver.com

Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice

Salary & Benefits: The salary is competitive with the seniority of the appointment.

Closing Date: 23/10/2020

Survival International is the global movement for tribal peoples. We are the leader and the most respected charity in the global fight for the rights of tribal and indigenous peoples. We work in partnership with them to amplify their voices on the global stage and change the world in their favour. We won’t give up until tribal peoples are respected, in control of their lives and lands, free to determine their own futures. The organisation is solely funded by contributions from members and supporters and receives no government funding.

We are looking for a CEO who will be a values-driven, inclusive and inspirational leader with strong alignment to our mission. The successful candidate will be able to inspire, manage and develop a diverse, international and high-performing team, steward the financial health of the organisation and develop a strategy to address existing, and new, challenges. The CEO will be challenging and unflinching in our fight for tribal rights, while also being a transformative and visionary leader for a modern and resilient global organisation. You will have a strong commitment to advancing the cause of tribal peoples and exceptional experience in international campaigning and advocacy.

The new Chief Executive will be empowered to build on our success at national and international levels and will lead the next chapter of our role as the leading organisation for the world’s most vulnerable and least represented tribal peoples. You will demonstrate significant experience in leading and managing complex organisations, strong fundraising experience, excellent communication skills, and a track record of advocacy and influencing.  Reporting to the Board of Trustees, you will shape and evolve Survival’s strategy, systems, structure and campaigns, while nurturing its culture and encouraging innovation and encouraging integrated delivery of results to fulfil the mission of the organisation.

Survival International wishes to encourage applications from experienced leaders drawn from a wide variety of backgrounds who can drive and inspire change and generate support and awareness for tribal peoples’ rights.

If you are passionate about protecting the rights of tribal peoples, alongside a family of committed fighters and activists, we’d love to hear from you.

Perrett Laver will conduct an executive search process in parallel with the public advertisement of the role. To apply, please upload a curriculum vitae (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a covering letter of application summarising motivation in applying and addressing the role description, key competencies, and person specification at https://candidates.perrettlaver.com/vacancies/ quoting reference 4794. Applicants are asked to provide full daytime and evening contact details.

The closing date for applications is Friday 23rd October 2020 at 9am BST.

Following this, Perrett Laver will meet with the Selection Committee to agree upon a Longlist of candidates. Longlisted candidates will be invited to discuss the role and their candidature further with Perrett Laver in October.

The final interviews and assessment exercises will take place in London, or virtually.

The role is expected to be primarily based in the London headquarters. However, Survival International would be happy to work with interested candidates on relocation and would consider a different arrangement for an exceptional candidate. The salary is competitive with the seniority of the appointment.

Our mission is to champion tribal peoples’ rights and so diversity and inclusion is the cornerstone of our work. We are committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, and working inclusively across our entire organisation. We seek to uphold these principles in our behaviours and practices – as an employer and as a campaigning organisation.

We particularly welcome applications from under-represented groups, Black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates, and candidates with disabilities. We want to do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for our organisation, and for the tribal peoples we work with.

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