London, Greater London
£62,000 - £68,000 per year
Contract, 2 years initially after a satisfactory 6-month probation period, reviewed after 2 years. Secondment., Full-time
Job description

Job Title: Director FNF Global 

Accountable to: Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Direct Reports:  Head of Global Partnerships & FNF Global Assistant 

Additional Support: Director FNF Academy, Deputy Director FNF Academy                    

Location: London with home working 

Pension: National Employment Savings Trust (NEST)

Term: 2 years initially after a satisfactory 6-month probation period, to be reviewed after 2 years.  Secondments will be considered.


Job Purpose

FNF is looking for a Director FNF Global to join our innovative team. 

The Director FNF Global will contribute to the organisation’s strategy, goals and plans, as well as drive both evolutionary and transformational change. The FNF Global Strategy has recently been approved by the FNF Global Committee and was ratified by the Board of Directors in December 2021

As part of the Florence Nightingale Foundation Executive team the Director will support the charity to achieve ambitious global growth to meet its strategic objectives.  

The post holder will work collaboratively with Head of Global Partnerships and the FNF Academy team to ensure the successful delivery of global programmes and projects. 

The post holder will work with the Director of Income Generation to provide a creative and dynamic external focus to identify and develop a range of income generation initiatives to support the FNF Global work. This will include project-specific information to support new funding bids and opportunities. 

Keep up to date with developments in with relevant global issues for nurses and midwives, with special focus on current affairs and policy developments in target countries especially in relation to potential opportunities to develop or enhance FNF’s Global programmes and projects. 

Oversee and provide assurance to the Board of Directors that all activities meet regulatory compliance and records are accurate.

As a member of the Executive Team the post holder will contribute at the highest corporate level influencing key discussions and decisions.

Key Responsibilities

FNF Global 

  • Lead and deliver the FNF Global strategy providing stretching but achievable goals.

General duties

  • Ensure all activities are aligned to the overall strategic direction of the Foundation.
  • Serve as a fully active member of the FNF Executive Team, supporting the CEO in  delivering theorganisational strategic objectives.
  • Provide strategic leadership to drive innovation across the Foundation with the aim of securing long term sustainability of income, testing new concepts, and commercial viability in partnership with the Director of Income Generation
  •  Working as part of the Executive Team, develop, maintain, monitor, and report on financial performance,      budgets and forecasts and KPIs.
  • Encourage teams to embrace business intelligence and feedback to drive improvements.
  • Ensure all risks are identified, communicated, and managed.
  • Increase understanding and awareness across the Foundation regarding FNF Global activities.
  • Produce reports, proposals, presentations, and associated documents for internal        and external (national and global) audiences and Trustees.
  • Manage external stakeholders, attend events, and give presentations to drive awareness and   supportfor the Foundation.
  • Oversee the use of the CRM to record contacts and activity. 
  • Ensure all activities are carried out in a manner which meets statutory and regulatory requirements.
  • As a director, chair or investigate employee relations cases.
  • Ensure FNF commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in all areas of responsibility.
  • Act as a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, challenging poor or inappropriate practice in all areas of FNF delivery of service.

People Management

  • Lead and coach the teams in the areas of responsibility to achieve their personal targets and   personaldevelopment objectives, empowering them to achieve their potential.
  • Ensure all team members are appropriately trained to complete their roles, including legal compliance andall online mandatory training is complete.
  • Ensure team members understand and adhere to FNF Policies and Procedures.




  • The ability to recognise opportunities for new services and products and to act accordingly, taking measured risks into account.
  • The ability to develop and maintain relations, alliances, and coalitions within and outside the organisation and to use them to obtain information, support and cooperation.
  • The ability to step back from one’s daily routine, explore ideas for the future, regard the facts from a distance and see them in a broader context or in the longer term.
  • The ability to change one’s behavioural style and/or views to attain a set goal.
  • The ability and willingness to understand, accept and carry out decisions and measures from managers.
  • The ambition to win over other people for one’s views and ideas and to generate support.
  • The ability to determine goals and priorities and to assess the actions, time and resources needed to achieve those goals.

Person Specification

Required knowledge, skills, and experience 


Education / Qualifications

  • Post-graduate level academic or professional management qualification or evidence of equivalent experience.
  • Evidence of continuing personal and professional development


Knowledge / Experience

  • Experience in working with global nursing/midwifery partners
  • Experience of fostering collaborative working relationships with multinational partners across the world
  • Experience of managing multinational educational projects from inception to completion 
  • Track record of measuring and disseminating the impact of projects through a range of media including peer review publication 
  • Understanding of country specific healthcare systems, educational practices, and political influences
  • Evidence of securing global funding for an organisation and/or individual projects and report writing
  • Evidence of building strong internal and external (national and global) relationships
  • Extensive proven Senior Management experience in a commercial or charity environment at multi-million-pound level
  • Significant experience of successfully leading, motivating, and developing staff in high performing teams
  • Evidence of strategic development
  • Proven expertise in advocacy, and ability to develop relationships with decision-makers at the highest level
  • A passion for, and understanding of, the value of leadership development in furthering global nursing development
  • Experience of working in or with non-governmental organisations 
  • Proven ability to plan successfully and manage a range of competing pressures
  • Experience of public outreach, such as speaking engagements and media engagements
  • Experience of charity governance and financial management

Skills / personal attributes

  • Excellent communicator
  • Excellent networker
  • Team player, willing to support wider Foundation operational requirements
  • Committed to the work of the Foundation and driven to support service development
  • Excellent numerate and analytical skills
  • Able to be creative and identify income or business development opportunities
  • Full driving licence and access to own vehicle for work
Application resources
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The Florence Nightingale Foundation (FNF) was established in 1929 as a living memorial to Florence.  The Foundation advances the study of ... Read more

Posted on: 10 January 2022
Closing date: 04 February 2022
Tags: Senior Management, Nursing

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