Chief Executive Officer
Rugby, UKApply Now
Role Managed by:
Clara Nelson Strachan
Principal Researcher & Head of Research, Global Non Profits
t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6204
Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit Practice and Social Impact
Salary & Benefits: Commensurate with the seniority of the appointment
Closing Date: 26/04/2021
Formal Interview Date: Early June
Our vision is for a world that works better for everyone
We are an organisation with a vision to create substantive large-scale change in a different way and are seeking an outstanding Chief Executive to lead the organisation and drive the delivery of Practical Action’s vision and strategy into the future. Reporting to the Chair and the Board of Trustees, the Chief Executive leads a Senior Leadership Team and will have ultimate responsibility for over 700 staff around the globe and the sustainable generation and growth of our impact and long-term sustainability.
The Chief Executive should bring leadership experience with proven track record in multi-function commercial and not-for-profit companies. You should be a true “internationalist” with significant professional or lived experience of the global south. She/he must be a visionary and exceptional leader who is an excellent and inspiring communicator for varied audiences, with the following attributes:
We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy. And we share what works with others, so answers that start small can grow big.
Why join us?
This role offers a unique challenge to play an important role in the transition to a more inclusive sustainable world and to lead an organisation at a critical time of change and development.
How to Apply
To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter, detailing how you fulfil the role description quoting reference 5057. The deadline for applications is 9am BST Monday 26th April 2021.
The salary for the role is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment and the role is based in Rugby, UK. We are looking to fill the vacancy in the latter half of 2021 and first round interviews are tentatively scheduled for Mid-May while second round interviews are scheduled for early June.
While we welcome candidates of all nationalities and from all locations, candidates must be eligible to work in the UK, either by having UK nationality or be viable for a successful UK work permit application. They must be fluent in English and will undergo a mandatory basic DBS check, PEP compliance screening and training in safeguarding.
We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.
Practical Action operates in accordance with its policies for DEI, https://dc13acdbed8b8361ed10.b-cdn.net/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Statement-on-Diverity-and-Inclusion.pdf, Transparency and Open Information, Conduct and Safeguarding, Public and Private Engagements, and Gender.
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