Salary: negotiable depending upon experience

Terms: Permanent

Closing Date: 9am 13 July 2015

Location: Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire & South East

Are you motivated by your Christian faith to bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places? Are you passionate about inspiring the UK to take action in order to transform children’s lives?

World Vision is the world’s largest international children’s charity. Every day they bring real hope to millions of children in the world’s hardest places as a sign of God’s unconditional love. A core member of the International Partnership, World Vision UK is one of the major resource-raising offices and has a significant commitment to advocacy and policy work as well as fundraising to support overseas programming. Their mission is to inspire the UK to take action that transforms the lives of the world’s poorest children.

With a newly appointed Chief Executive and Chair they are on the cusp of launching a strategic review which will set the direction for the organisation for the next five years. In this context they are currently seeking an outstanding and distinctive individual to join the Executive Leadership Team and play a key role in leading the organisation forward internally while shaping a strategy that will lift millions more children out of poverty and fear.

Director of Policy & Programmes

The Director of Policy & Programmes will be responsible for a team that secures and stewards multi-million pound grants, designs and monitors programmes in conjunction with field offices and robustly demonstrates transformational change in the lives of the world’s most vulnerable children. In addition, she/he will be responsible for coordinating the framework for influencing across UK audiences, including civil society and government, to improve policy and practice on the rights and wellbeing of children.

World Vision UK is seeking a leader of integrity, wisdom and organisational insight, who hold their Christian faith at the heart of all they do. She/he will have demonstrable strategic and creative leadership, management skills, and the ability to build strong relationships across a dispersed global organisation. Excellent communication skills, a heart for the poor and a commitment to the mission of World Vision are essential.

To download the appointment details for this role, including the job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit the Perrett Laver website using the link provided, and quote reference 2064. The deadline for applications is 9am (BST) on Monday 13th July 2015.

The salary will be competitive with market rates and negotiable depending upon experience. World Vision UK is open to a variety of flexible working options and will welcome applications from everyone irrespective of gender or ethnic group but, as women and ethnic groups are under-represented at this senior level, they would encourage applications from members of these groups.

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