Head of Global Strategy and Operations

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Head of Global Strategy and Operations

Reference: JUN20233552 Expiry date: 22:59, Wed, 6th Sep 2023 Location: Flexible in UK Salary: £66,393.00 – £71,274.00 Per Annum Benefits: Pension Scheme, Life Assurance Scheme, 26 days’ Annual Leave Attachments: CandidateGuidanceNotes2021.pdf

We are looking for an inspirational leader to take forward our global partnerships and programmes. Overseeing our strategic approach to working internationally, you will champion our programmes as exemplars of delivering for nature, climate and livelihoods.

The role will work closely with our biggest partner, BirdLife International and will provide senior leadership to our programmes conserving the rainforest in Gola (Sierra Leone and Liberia) and Hutan Harapan (Indonesia), restoring the steppe in Altyn Dala (Kazakhstan), protecting and restoring key sites and landscapes on the East Atlantic Flyway (from Iceland to South Africa) and building overseas partner NGO capacity. You will further develop our international strategy and ensure that delivery through our successful programmes is used to influence change at an even greater scale.

You will be accountable for achieving corporate outcomes for our global operations and will be responsible for managing the risks and budgets associated with them. You will be expected to work collaboratively with BirdLife Partners, the BirdLife Secretariat and between your own Global Operations department and other teams working to achieve RSPBs international conservation objectives, notably Project Development and Support Unit, Conservation Science, Global Species Recovery and Global Policy.

Essential skills, knowledge, & experience:

  • Educated to degree level or higher.
  • Sound knowledge and experience of international conservation issues and solutions.
  • Ability to provide a clear vision and direction for our global operations, translating RSPB strategy into action, developing programmes, prioritising and leading change.
  • Extensive experience of managing large, complex, high-risk international projects and programmes within a matrix structure.
  • Collaborative leadership style, with demonstrable evidence of building successful multi-disciplinary teams and working in strong partnerships.
  • Demonstrable experience of capacity building of partners and an ability to work sensitively with partners of all sizes.
  • Proven leadership and people management skills, able to develop team members for high performance and build a positive culture across geographically dispersed teams.
  • Proven skills to build relationships, navigate politics and manage conflicts.
  • Proven ability to influence others, build partnerships and negotiate at a senior level.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills to present, influence and represent the organisation to a wide range of audiences.

We will be holding two virtual open briefing sessions during this recruitment, where you can learn more about this role and ask any questions you may have. The dates are Wednesday 30 August at 18:30 and Monday 4 September at 12:00 noon.

This is a Permanent, Full-Time role for 37.5 hours per week. 

We are looking to conduct interviews for this position on 22 September 2023.

As part of this application process you will be asked to provide a copy of your CV and complete an application form including evidence on how you meet the skills, knowledge, and experience listed above.

We are committed to developing an inclusive and diverse RSPB, in which everyone feels supported, valued, and able to be their full selves. To achieve our vision of creating a world richer in nature, we need more people, and more diverse people, on nature’s side. People of colour and disabled people are currently underrepresented across the environment, climate, sustainability, and conservation sector. If you identify as a person of colour and/or disabled, we are particularly interested in receiving your application. Contact us to discuss any additional support you may need to complete your application.

The RSPB is an equal opportunities employer. This role iscovered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

The RSPB is a licenced sponsor. This role is eligible for UK Visa Sponsorship.

Job Category: Others
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: United Kingdom

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