This is a complex and multi-faceted role, and applicants should bring a commensurately rounded and experienced profile.
Specific areas of demonstrable skill or experience should include many (and ideally most) of the following:
- Experience of working in a matrixed pan-national organisation, with the relationship skills, flexibility and perceptiveness required in a leadership role;
- Skilled at managing dispersed teams, budgets and project plans, a passion for CPD in colleagues, and a deep personal commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion;
- Ability to raise funds and communicate persuasively and credibly with private, high-value and corporate donors to position HI for growth;
- Ability to build strong relationships across a complex and evolving stakeholder map, and influencing stakeholder groups to act;
- A deep, observable and passionate commitment to HIUK’s mission;
- Superb written and verbal communication skills;
- Appetite and aptitude for advocacy, presentations and networking, and a personal commitment to proactively raising awareness of the charity;
- Track record of advocacy and influencing senior stakeholders across government, business and other not-for profit organisations;
- Excellent diplomatic and negotiation skills;
- Field experience in humanitarian contexts, with working on disability inclusion an advantage;
- Understanding of how the UK country office fits into a global federation, and track record of translating and delivering global objectives at a national level.