Greater London
Job description

Christian Aid is a faith-based organisation, set up by British and Irish churches in the aftermath of the Second World War so that they “could respond to Christ's command to care for all in need”. Our commitment is to eradicate extreme poverty, dismantle its root causes and enable the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised to be fully realised.

This is a pivotal moment to join Christian Aid at a challenging time in the world where suffering and increasing inequality have become the norm. We have a new global strategy “Standing Together” which is built around our analytical framework: poverty, power and prophetic voice underpinned by operational excellence in all we do. When people come together with shared energy and inspiration, as they do at Christian Aid, they can accomplish amazing things. If you share our mission and vision and would like to join us, then please get in touch. Thank you for your interest in Christian Aid.

About Christian Aid

We believe that the world can and must be transformed so that everyone can experience life in all its fullness, free from poverty and injustice.

For over 70 years, Christian Aid has successfully provided support to meet the social, economic and humanitarian needs of the most vulnerable and marginalised. We have always understood that we must work in partnership and stand together with local actors to provide practical, long-term support. We believe this is the way to achieve sustainable development and help affected communities to be free from want and fear.

We work in 37 countries, with around 500 local, national and international partners. Our involvement in 150 humanitarian projects in 26 countries enabled us to reach over one million people in 2017/18. We spent over £95 million on our charitable activities in the same time period.

Our mission in today's world: Our analysis of the world points clearly to a global economic system that is hardwired to increase inequality and injustice. A rise in social and political intolerance is increasing gender inequality and reducing people's agency—their power over their own lives. Climate change chaos and ongoing conflicts cause further vulnerabilities.

There is an intergovernmental global consensus to 'leave noone behind'. But without a major change in practice, political will and resource commitment, at least 800 million people will still be living in extreme poverty by 2030, half of them in low-income and fragile countries.

We remain convinced that poverty is political. It is not an accident. It is caused by human structures and systems. We understand that to achieve lasting solutions, we must address three factors together: poverty, power, and people's ability to speak against and remove injustices. We are therefore committed to eradicating extreme poverty, dismantling its root causes across the world, and enabling the voice and agency of the poor and marginalised to be fully realised. Together with our incredible network of supporters, we will respond with unwavering boldness and courage.

About the role: The Transition Executive role is designed to provide excellent support to the FSE Director and Senior Management Team, as well as co-ordinate and support a critical change process for the department.

This role will build important partnerships, communicating with a range of internal and external stakeholders. Be expected to steward our resources, ensuring best value for money and efficiency. And be responsible for delivering results, as well as striving for continual improvement in our processes.

This is the perfect opportunity for someone looking to make a difference during an exciting time of change within Christian Aid and play a key role in the smooth and efficient management of a busy and forward-looking department.

About you: You are an excellent communicator with outstanding organisational, planning and time-management skills, able to handle a wide and varied workload. Your experience in delivering similar busy and varied roles, ideally in the Charity/Not for Profit sector, stands you in good stead for this position. You are comfortable taking the initiative and being proactive in identifying and delivering support needs. You relish solving problems and designing new solutions. You have a very high level of accuracy and attention to detail, able to consider different aspects and impacts of decisions made. You are focussed on meeting deadlines, whilst being able to manage expectations of colleagues. Your ability to engage and build excellent relationships with a range of internal and external stakeholders will be key to your success. You will enjoy taking a flexible approach to your work and be comfortable operating in a busy and dynamic environment.

This role requires applicants to have the right to work in the country where this position is based. We value diversity and aspire to reflect this in its workforce.

We welcome applications from people from all sections of the community, irrespective of race, colour, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief.

You can expect a wide range of rewards and benefits, including a generous holiday allowance, a season ticket loan, and flexibility that will ensure you enjoy a good work/life balance.

Competency questions

As part of your application you will be asked to demonstrate your suitability by giving answers to the following questions:

Tell us about a time you have had to organise/co-ordinate a complex process or project, and successfully delivered outputs on time

Give us an example of a time you have delivered support/administrative tasks to an agreed high standard

Tell us about a time you have had to work on your own initiative and how you ensured you completed required tasks without close supervision
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Christian Aid

Our vision Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs people of dignity, freedom and hope, of power over their own lives. Christian Aid ha... Read more

Posted on: 12 October 2019
Closed date: 18 October 2019
Job ref: 2597
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