Director of People and Culture

Ref: 6041

Christian Aid

The role can be based in London or Nairobi with flexible working arrangements and an evolving hybrid working pattern.

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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: The salary is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment and will be circa £90,000.

Closing Date: 17/04/2023

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 41 sponsoring churches in Britain and Ireland, we are part of a global movement of people and organisations who passionately champion dignity, equality, justice, and love.

Christian Aid is an international development and humanitarian organisation that works with people of all faiths and none because we believe that everyone is equal in the sight of God. For over 75 years, we have stood in solidarity with our most marginalised global neighbours, to tackle the symptoms and root causes of poverty. Our work in 26 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and Latin America is made possible by donations from the British public, and by our institutional funding partners.

We push for an end to hunger, and healthcare for all. We campaign to tackle the climate crisis and support people on the frontline to adapt to its effects. We provide urgent help when disasters strike. We work for a just peace in places of conflict and violence. And we help people living in poverty to secure a decent livelihood so they can live with dignity.

We deliver our work in close collaboration with diverse civil society partners and seek to amplify the voices of people living in poverty, and support them to create lasting change.

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

About the role

We are seeking an inspirational, energetic, and talented leader who can bring a combination of strategic thinking and operational excellence. Reporting to the Chief Executive and as a key member of the directorate, the Director of People and Culture will lead a newly created department and will be the global strategic leader within Christian Aid for people. Leading an international department covering international HR, UK HR, talent and learning and EDI, they will be responsible for ensuring that Christian Aid has the right people, in the right place, doing all the thing necessary to achieve our mission globally. This requires a strong and healthy organisational culture with staff and volunteers who thrive and grow in their jobs, and live out Christian Aid’s values of equality, dignity, justice, and love. The Director of People and Culture will be responsible for leading organisational efforts to foster such a culture while providing visionary leadership for the function in a way that takes proper account of the varied contexts in which Christian Aid works.

About you

Christian Aid wishes to encourage applications from senior professional leaders from a variety of backgrounds. You must be a practicing Christian who shares our values and can articulate Christian Aid’s faith identity. You will bring a proven track record working globally as a senior strategic leader in people and culture with experience of advising on a broad spectrum of people, organisational and cultural issues. You will have extensive knowledge of organisational development, corporate change projects and experience of developing policies and systems across different national contexts. You will demonstrate the ability to lead and inspire a dispersed team as well as have highly effective interpersonal, collaboration and influencing skills. You will be a strong advocate for equality, diversity, and inclusion. Most importantly, you will have a passion for the work we do to eradicate poverty and realise gender equality and climate justice.

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

To apply or to download further information on the required qualifications, skills and experience for the role below quoting reference 6041.

The deadline for applications is 9am BST Monday 17th April.

The role can be based in London or Nairobi with flexible working arrangements and an evolving hybrid working pattern. The role will entail international travel including to high-risk environments and a willingness to work outside standard work patterns.

The salary is commensurate with the seniority of the appointment and will be circa £90,000.

At Christian Aid we strive to be an inclusive and diverse employer and recognise the value that this brings in helping to build strong, creative and high performing teams. We are actively encouraging racialised and sexual minorities, people with disabilities, returning parents or carers who are re-entering work after a career break, people with caring responsibilities, people from disadvantged socioeconomic backgrounds, women, and older workers to apply. We are working to increase the diversity of our senior team, and we recognise and value the contributions members of these groups make to strong, creative and high performing teams.

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