Programme Director

The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth, UK
Full time Staff

The Donkey Sanctuary’s vision is a world where donkeys and mules live free from suffering, and their contribution to humanity is fully valued. Their mission is to transform the quality of life for donkeys, mules and people through greater understanding, collaboration and support, and by promoting lasting, mutually life-enhancing relationships. The Donkey Sanctuary’s work is intrinsically linked to sustainable development goals, strengthening livelihoods through empowering women.

The Donkey Sanctuary is seeking a Programme Director to give direction in line with their international strategy as it becomes the focus for its expansion in the coming years. S/he will identify themes and priorities to reach the donkeys most in need around the world and will develop collaborative partnerships with internal and external partners worldwide to deliver high quality programmes. S/he will pilot new ways of working internationally, delivering to scale through those effective partnerships.

The successful candidate will possess substantial senior leadership experience, with the proven ability to manage a global operations team. S/he will possess a proven track record of strategic decision making, operational planning, strategy implementation, delivery and leadership of high performance teams. S/he will possess excellent communication skills with a wide range of audiences, the ability to take a considered and clear view on the big issues, and an adaptable leadership style. S/he will possess demonstrable experience of leading cultural change, excellent people management skills and highly developed negotiation, influencing and presentation skills. S/he will be able to build strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders and partners and possess extensive experience of working with donors.

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Closing date: 
20th November 2017