Chief Executive Officer

Ref: 5505

Christian Aid

The role is based in London with flexible working arrangements

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Role Managed by:

Teresa Phiri

Senior Research Associate

t: 020 7340 6273

e: Teresa.Phiri@perrettlaver.com

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

Salary & Benefits: The salary is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment and will be circa £130,000 - £140,000

Closing Date: 07/02/2022

Formal Interview Date: Late March - Early April

Are you motivated by your Christian faith to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty?

Christian Aid exists to create a world where everyone can live a full life, free from poverty.

Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of their dignity and lets injustice thrive. But together we have the power to transform lives.

Supported by churches in Britain and Ireland, we are a global movement of people, churches and local organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice and love worldwide. We are the changemakers, the peacemakers, the mighty of heart.

Everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 75 years, this truth has inspired us to stand together in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, of all faiths and none.

We push for good nutrition and healthcare for all. We fight the climate crisis and provide urgent help when disasters strike. We work in places of conflict to stand against violence and build lasting peace. And we help people living in poverty to earn a fair wage so they can protect themselves in times of crisis.

Above all, we seek to eradicate extreme poverty by tackling its root causes. Together with people living in poverty, we amplify our voices to speak truth to power and create lasting change.

People battling extreme poverty are our main priority. Our global strategy, Standing Together, describes our vision of a world free from poverty and need; and we prioritise activities that can deliver all three pillars of our analytical framework: poverty, power and prophetic voice.

About the role

Following the strong leadership of Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, we are seeking an outstanding, courageous and inclusive leader who is passionate about tackling poverty and injustice and strengthening communities around the world. The Chief Executive, reporting to the Board of Trustees, will lead and manage a dynamic international organisation and will be a figurehead for Christian Aid’s international development, advocacy, public mobilisation and campaigning work.  The role is also responsible for the overall income generation which supports our vision. Success requires visionary leadership which inspires and engages all our stakeholders and manages an effective and motivated Directorate with a passion to achieve.

About you

You must be a practicing Christian who shares our values, can articulate Christian Aid’s prophetic voice and represent our 41 sponsoring churches and a wide network of trusted partnerships with organisations across the world. You will have a passion for the work we do to address poverty eradication, gender inequality and climate justice. You will demonstrate significant experience of leading and managing complex organisations and have international experience. You will be a bold inspirational and motivational leader with excellent communications and ambassadorial skills. You will have the ability to build strong relationships across a complex stakeholder map. You will have experience of driving innovation and will be comfortable with engaging personally in raising funds as well as advocating and campaigning across traditional and new media channels. You will be a strong advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion. Experience of working in the non profit sector and/or international development is desirable but relevant experience in another sector may be considered.

Religion/Faith is considered to be a genuine occupational requirement - Equality Act 2010.

To apply please download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, quoting reference 5505.

The deadline for applications is 9am GMT Monday 7th February 2022.

The role is based in London with flexible working arrangements and an evolving hybrid working pattern. The role will entail extensive international travel including to hostile environments and a willingness to work outside standard work patterns.

The salary is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment and will be circa £130,000 - £140,000.

As a global employer and international development agency, Christian Aid is committed to promoting equality, valuing diversity, creating an inclusive environment and combating unfair treatment. Equality of opportunity and freedom from discrimination is a fundamental human right. Christian Aid will exercise leadership and commitment in promoting this right. Specifically, Christian Aid believes this will be achieved through its roles as: a responsible employer, an organisation that involves volunteers, and supporters bringing positive changes in the communities where we work.

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