Director of People and Organisational Development

Location: London/Hybrid (office location Vauxhall)

Salary: £85-95,000

Contract type: Permanent

Closing date: 22 May 2024


Empowering women workers in Bangladesh

The Director of People and Organisational Development is a senior leadership and strategic role at CARE International UK (CIUK). We're hoping to meet an outstanding people professional who could become a critical member of our Senior Leadership Team. You’ll hold responsibility for human resources, facilities, travel and security and internal communications, as well as a shared oversight (with the CEO) for information management and technology.

Our goal is to create a future-facing, enabling environment so that our staff can deliver our mission in an empowering and effective way. You’ll lead on all aspects of the transformation in our people and organisational development strategies. Working very closely with the Chief Executive, you will be both a leader of profession and an organisational architect, shaping a positive, enabling, anti-racist and inclusive culture. We’ll expect you to represent CIUK within the global CARE confederation, as well as building a relevant external profile and partnerships. Internally, you’ll oversee constructive employee relations, including with our recognised union (Unite) and staff working groups.

We’ve recently embarked on a comprehensive review and update of our people offering, including our employee value proposition, working locations and patterns, policies and practices, and learning and development. We also recognise the need to strengthen our information systems, and will be appointing an additional part-time Director of Information Management and Technology to work closely with this role in reviewing and future-proofing this area.

We’re looking for someone who’s excited by this opportunity, and can work collaboratively and communicate effectively across the organisation. Candidates will have a broad portfolio of relevant experience and are likely to have held senior roles within INGOs or the wider charity sector. Outcome-focused and exceptionally well-organised, you’ll have an impressive track record of designing and implementing lasting positive change.

You’ll work with the grain of our workforce at every level, understanding their strong intrinsic motivation to be part of our mission and making them proud to be part of the international CARE federation. Able to prioritise and work in an agile way, you’ll relish the chance to play your part in maintaining CARE’s reputation as a global leader in humanitarian and crisis work.

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