World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
City of London, London
£40000 - £50000 per annum
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Job Title: Head of International Operations
Location: London, NW3 (with international travel as required)
Hours / Tenure: 35
Salary: £40,000 to £50,000 per annum (dependent on experience)
Closing Date: 18th September 2019 (12:00 BST)
Contract Type: Permanent
Interview Date: w/c 23rd September 2019 

About Us:

Girl Guiding and Girl Scouting is the world’s only movement for every girl and any girl because we believe that each of them deserves to be the best they can be. Free to make what they want from the Movement, girls learn by doing, make friends and have fun. In safe, local spaces, girls develop the skills and attitudes to change themselves, their communities and our world.

The World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS) keeps the global Movement thriving, united and growing. We support our Member Organisations in 150 countries and give some of their almost 10 million individual Girl Guides and Girl Scouts the opportunity to develop their leadership skills, speak out on issues that are important to them and make changes in their communities and countries.

WAGGGS also operates four residential Girl Guide and Girl Scout ‘World Centres’ in India, Mexico, Switzerland and the UK. ‘Kusafiri’ – World Centre ‘branded’ events also take place in several African countries. 

About the Role:

The prime purpose of this role is to proactively manage and oversee the strategy and operations of the five international World Centres. This will involve ensuring the centres are fit for purpose, operate in a way that maximises impact and value; complies with all relevant legislation and regulations; and deliver global programmes and events that are in line with WAGGGS’ broader programmatic approach.

In addition, this role will also serve to advise on other international operations as part of the continuous development of WAGGGS.

About You:

You will be a strategic thinker with experience of developing sustainable business strategies for residential centres. You will be familiar with the different governance, operational and financial needs of international residential centres.

You will have experience of leading a team across several countries, each operating in diverse legal and cultural contexts.

You will have had experience of developing and implementing international safety and security processes and protocols. 

What You Can Expect from Us:

- 26 days’ annual leave plus public holidays
- Flexible working
- 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution 
- Life Assurance
- Season Ticket Loan
- Cycle to Work Scheme
- Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please select the apply button shown to download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter and CV online.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process. 

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies:

We prefer to hire people directly and have a preferred supplier list in place. We will be in touch if we need you.

To apply for the role of Head of International Operations, please apply via the button shown. 

This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency. 

Additional Keywords: Head of International Operations, Head of Operations, International Operations Manager, Head of Residential Centre Operations, Senior Operations Manager, Governance & Operations Manager, Charity.
Posted on: 29 August 2019
Closed date: 18 September 2019
Job ref: HKTZA1809/CC-TC-CC
Tags: Management