We are looking for an experienced leader to join GlobalGiving’s London based team as the Interim UK Executive Director to provide leadership for our UK team of eight (most of whom are based in our London office near Shoreditch High Street) and work with our global colleagues based mostly in Washington DC, USA. This is a maternity cover position.
GlobalGiving exists to transform aid and philanthropy to accelerate community-led change. We use technology for good to connect resources, people and ideas. We are driven by our values: to never settle, remain always open, commit to wow our clients, and listen, act, learn so we innovate and strive for the best.
GlobalGiving in the UK offers a digital fundraising platform (GlobalGiving.org) for donors to give and nonprofits to raise funds online and access tools and resources to strengthen their skills. We work with companies on employee engagement and giving programmes that contribute wider impact and provide a critical source of revenue. And we engage in thought leadership across topics such as philanthropy, technology for good and systems change for community-led development.
During 2020, a core strategic objective is to develop a strong Business Partnerships strategy (including a well-defined plan, service-offerings, pricing and prospect pipeline development). We are particularly keen to hear from you if you have experience in corporate partnership strategy and business planning. A passion for digital solutions, community-led changemakers, partnership building and creative approaches to social change is a must.
You’ll guide and support our small UK based management team and provide input into global strategies and processes with regular check ins with the Global CEO as well as leading the governance and operations of the UK registered charity together with the UK Trustee Board.
We are looking for someone who is flexible, steady and able to accelerate progress on defined projects. You should be eager to support a small team to bring their best work with energy and expertise as well as add your knowledge and experience to key strategic initiatives, particularly in the development of our corporate business partnerships strategy.
Job Title: Interim UK Executive Director (maternity cover)
Reporting to: GlobalGiving UK Trustee Board Chair and Global CEO
Responsible for: GlobalGiving UK (charity number 1122823) including a small team based in London, UK with three direct reports: Programmes Manager, Partnerships Manager and Operations Manager.
Contract Duration: This is a fixed-term temporary maternity-cover contract, the termination of which ties in with the return to work of the original post-holder, unless the contract has terminated earlier for any reason. Ideal start from early/mid February 2020.
Hours of Work: Full time position (37.5 hours per week) with normal hours of work 9.00am to 5.30pm. However, the job may require longer hours from time to time. Alternative patterns of work or a small adjustment to working hours (with commensurate adjustments to salary and other benefits on a pro rata basis) will be reasonably considered.
Location: Normal place of work will be GlobalGiving’s London office: Brick Lane, E1 5SA. The post-holder may be expected to travel for limited periods in the UK or abroad.
As Interim UK Executive Director, you’ll support the UK team to track and achieve organisational goals for 2020. You’ll provide steady leadership during the maternity leave period, ensuring the smooth running of the UK charitable entity as well as interacting with the global leadership team. Key responsibilities are highlighted below:
You’ll need to be willing to fulfill any other duties reasonably requested by the UK Board.
We know that talent comes from anywhere and welcome applicants with varied backgrounds. Given this is an interim role, we think someone with the following qualities will be able to jump in and make a difference right away:
For more information or for an informal chat about the role, please contact Rachel Smith, UK Executive Director at rsmith[@]globalgiving.org. To apply, complete the online application including your CV and a cover letter detailing how you meet requirements for this role, by 27th November. Interviews will take place in early December. Candidates must be eligible to work in the UK.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organisation.
Salary: Up to £60,000 per annum pro-rated
Annual Leave: 25 days per year annual leave (pro-rated) and UK public holidays.
Pension: Enrolment with pension scheme (5% employer contribution) following successful three month probation period.
Candidates must already have the full legal right to work in the UK without restriction prior to application.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.