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Candidate Profile

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.


For an informal discussion about the role or the process, please contact Shani Newbold at Cadence Partners on +44 20 7947 4960 or by email: