Chief Executive

Ref: 5903

CARE International UK

The role is currently remote, with the expectation of future hybrid working within a London based office.

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Role Managed by:

George Hourmouzios

Principal Research Associate, Social Impact & Environment Practice

t: +44 (0)20 7340 6246


Primary Practice Group: Social Impact and Environment

Salary & Benefits: £115k - 127k a year

Closing Date: 25/07/2022

Together, we are Saving Lives and Fighting Poverty.

CARE is one of the world’s leading humanitarian and development organisations that works in the world’s poorest places to save lives, defeat poverty and achieve social justice. We put women and girls in the centre because we know we cannot overcome poverty until all people have equal rights and opportunities. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security.

CARE is embarking on a journey to deliver its CARE 2030 Vision with its main ambition to support 200 million people from the most vulnerable and excluded communities to overcome poverty over the next 10 years.

CARE International UK (CIUK) is a member of the global CARE International confederation and plays a major role in achieving CARE’s goals by raising funds for CARE’s work around the world and by providing leadership and expertise on key areas of CARE’s programme work.

We are seeking a resilient and empathetic Chief Executive with proven experience of leading organisations in a complex stakeholder context and challenging market environment, and driving innovation and leading successful transformation processes. Our ideal Chief Executive will share our passion for fighting poverty, and delivering lasting change for vulnerable people around the world.

The successful candidate will be a values-driven leader with a demonstrable commitment to achieving social justice, the empowerment of women and girls, racial justice and decolonizing aid. We are looking for a leader with commercial acumen and exceptional people management skills, a track record of senior leadership experience in a large or complex organisation and experience of senior stakeholder management in international development.

The role is currently remote, with the expectation of future hybrid working within a London based office. The salary band is: £115k - 127k a year.

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role, please see below, quoting reference 5903.

The deadline for applications is Monday 25th July at 9am BST.


CARE International UK has a zero-tolerance approach to any abuse, sexual harassment or exploitation of a vulnerable adult or child by any of our staff, representatives or partners. CARE International UK expects all staff to share this commitment through our Safeguarding Policy (link here) and our Code of Conduct (link here). They are responsible for ensuring they understand and work within the remit of these policies throughout their time at CARE International UK.

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Appropriate criminal record checks (including a Bridger check, link here).

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