National Director, UK

Ref: 5207

Right to Play

London, UK

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Role Managed by:

Charlotte Dickinson

Senior Research Associate

t: +44 (0) 20 7340 6279


Primary Practice Group: Global Non-Profit and Social Impact Practice

Salary & Benefits: Competitive

Closing Date: 25/06/2021

Right To Play protects, educates and empowers children to rise

Right To Play is a global organisation that protects, educates and empowers children to rise above adversity using the power of play. By harnessing play, one of the most powerful and fundamental forces in a child’s life, we help 2.3 million children each week to stay in school and out of work, to prevent life-threatening diseases like HIV and malaria, and to stay safe from exploitation and abuse. Right To Play is the only global development organisation focused exclusively on using play to transform the lives of children and youth impacted by poverty, war, disease, and inequality. Established in 2000, Right To Play is co-headquartered in Toronto, Canada and London, UK and has operations in 22 countries across North America, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia.

Right To Play (RTP) is now seeking a strategic and collaborative leader to increase our reach, impact and reputation in the United Kingdom (UK). The National Director, UK position is a senior leadership role for RTP in the UK and will work closely with our Toronto and London headquarters as well as colleagues in other National and Country Offices to achieve global revenue goals.  Reporting to the Chair of our UK Board of Directors and our Global Director, National Offices of RTP International, the National Director, UK is responsible for generating revenue from UK-based individuals and institutions to support the achievement of Right To Play’s mission and vision. They will cultivate and steward the UK Board of Directors and will lead, support and engage a lean team of staff.

The successful candidate for our next National Director is a self-starter, an inspiring and growth-oriented leader, and a committed team-player. They are a passionate and compelling representative of RTP’s mission with our range of stakeholders.

If you are excited by this opportunity, and bring a skillset that combines proven and effective fundraising and business development, an innovative mindset, and a collaborative approach working across a global and dispersed organization, then we look forward to hearing from you.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Charlotte Dickinson at Perrett Laver at To download further information and apply for this role, go to quoting reference number 5207. The deadline for applications is Friday June 25, 2021 at 12 noon BST.

This role is based in London, UK.

Right To Play provides equal employment opportunities to employees regardless of their gender, race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or marital status.  We offer a family-friendly environment that allows for flexible work arrangements in order to support staff diversity and ensure a healthy work-life balance. We are a child-centered organisation. Our recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to the safety and protection of children in our programs. The successful candidate will be required to provide a satisfactory police record check and vulnerable sector screening as a condition of employment.

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