How to apply
Have you had a successful career in Trading, in the commercial or Charity sector?
Are you passionate about bringing change to the lives of some of the most marginalised people in the Middle East?
Can you devise and implement a strategic business plan?
Are you a collaborative team leader, who empowers others to develop and flourish?
If so, then we would like to hear from you.
About Embrace the Middle East
Embrace the Middle East is a Christian Charity with over 160 years' experience helping people of all faiths and none to free themselves from a life of poverty and injustice. Working with and through local Christian communities we're bringing lasting change to the Middle East through healthcare, education and community development projects.
Our current five-year strategy outlines three key objectives:
Transform the lives of vulnerable and marginalised people across the Middle East, enabling them to live life in all its fullness
Strengthen and encourage Middle East Christians as they bring about positive change in their communities
Challenge injustice, poverty and exclusion in the Middle East through targeted advocacy and campaigning.
Embrace the Middle East, Trading Company
Embrace the Middle East Trading is a wholly owned subsidiary of Embrace the Middle East and therefore shares a common purpose with the Charity i.e. to transform the lives of individuals and communities in the Middle East. It currently achieves this through raising income to fund grants. It raises money for the Charity in two ways:
1.Making a profit through the selling of cards and gifts through mail, telephone and online and donating the profit to Charity.
2.Though encouraging direct donations to the Charity through trading catalogues and the webshop. These donations include cash and purchases of alternative gifts.
In addition to this, Trading is the single largest source of new donors to the Charity.
As Head of Trading, you will devise, manage and lead the implementation of a strategic business plan for Embrace the Middle East Trading Company, delivering the greatest possible benefit to the Charity and reinvesting a small profit margin into the business. You will lead, motivate and develop a talented team of colleagues.
Working with the Trading team and colleagues within the Charity’s Fundraising and Marketing team, you will set the vision for the Trading Company, including the selection of trading goods and products to reflect the Charity’s vision and mission. You will be responsible for developing a multi-channel marketing plan, fully integrated into the overall activities of the Charity. You will be committed to the Christian values of Embrace and have a heart for Christians living in the Middle East. The ideal candidate will be a collaborative team leader with strong commercial experience, working at a senior management level with financial accountability.
This is a new and exciting opportunity to work with a talented group of committed and passionate people. To be part of an organisation that values everyone’s contribution, pays a fair wage, alongside rewarding benefits and flexible working arrangements.
Embrace the Middle East is an equal opportunities employer. Recruitment and selection procedures reflect our commitment to safeguarding and child protection.
Please note that in order to be considered for this position you need to have the right to work in the UK, either through nationality or relevant work visa.
Thank you for your interest in Embrace the Middle East.