Street Child, the UK’s fastest growing international children’s charity, are searching for an outstanding professional to fill a newly-created role - one of the most senior in the organisation and critical to the next stage of the charity’s development. It has three core accountabilities -
(1) Chief Programme Officer
Alongside Programme Directors and CEO - ‘owning’ and driving forwards cross-cutting programmes strategy and guaranteeing delivery on all levels. Key dimensions: oversight of all monitoring, evaluation and control of global projects; line-manage surge and technical support to programmes; line-manage Global Programme Funding function, including the trusts and foundation fundraising team - driving increasing volumes of programme funds
(2) Director, Localisation initiatives and Third Party Capacity Building
The ‘localisation agenda’ and supporting the capacity/organisational development of local programme partners is one of Street Child’s key programmatic goals. The role-holder will lead this strand: working with Programme Directors and country teams to develop and deliver organisational development plans - tracking and demonstrating progress in a codified, objective fashion.
(3) Head of People & Culture development
This role will lead, at senior management level, an intensified, pro-active focus on culture, values, talent management processes - across the entire organisation, not just the programmes team. This is a significant dimension of the role - and key to ongoing, health and robust growth.
In addition, as one of the CEO’s key reports, the role-holder will frequently lead and contribute to high-level ad hoc work streams and projects - and represent the organisation externally. Specifically in early 2020 this will involve a key role in the development of the charity’s 2020-2023 strategic plan.
Key candidate qualities:
- Strong track-record, at senior levels, in significant development/humanitarian organisations of strategy development; programme delivery; organisational development; team management; culture development; bid-writing and resource mobilisation
- Excellent inter-personal skills at all levels: inspires deep confidence in leadership colleagues, wider team, partners, funders and other key external relationships.
- Flexible, dynamic approach to work
- Deep passion for Street Child’s mission
- Understands, and is positively motivated by, the specific challenge of working with a young, rapidly growing and ambitious charity - the opportunity to be a key player in the ‘building of something great’
To express your interest in this great, vital role, please e-mail your CV only (no covering letters at this stage please, they will be discarded) using the 'apply now' button ASAP. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. The charity are seeking to complete the recruitment process in November. Interviews will be conducted in person or on Skype initially.