People and Organisational Development Director

Mines Advisory Group
Manchester, UK
Full time Staff

The starting salary for this position is £67,704 per annum, plus contributory pension.

Manchester, UK, with periods of overseas travel.  A relocation allowance up to a maximum amount is available to the successful candidate.

The Mines Advisory Group (MAG) is an exciting, dynamic organisation that works all over the world to find and destroy landmines and bombs, and make sure that some of the poorest and most vulnerable people can live free from fear.  As the only UK aid and development charity to have shared the Nobel Peace Prize, MAG is an energetic, inspiring and forward thinking organisation. Wars and conflicts erupt, subside and end. But they leave behind millions of landmines, unexploded bombs and unsecure arms. These pose an every-day danger for decades and disrupt the lives of communities for generations. At MAG, we believe that whenever and wherever wars happen, ordinary people should not be the ones who pay the price.

MAG has expanded significantly over the past three years and we have ambitious plans which mean we will need to develop and grow our organisational development strategy so we are as good as we can possibly be.

We are seeking a People and Organisational Development Director to build on our significant achievements to date and help drive the organisation forward at an exciting time. As People and Organisational Development Director you will:

  • Provide strategic leadership to the development of long-term people capacity and our HR and Safeguarding functions
  • Develop and lead a strategy to develop our organisational culture in line with our strategic direction. 
  • Play a significant role as a member of the organisational leadership team to lead a strong, sustainable and innovative future for MAG.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven expertise in the design of an organisational development strategy and will have experience working at a strategic level within a complex, preferably global organisation.  With significant experience of leading a people and culture-focussed agenda, they will manage a high performing HR team and MAG’s Safeguarding Lead, ensuring that our values are visible in everything we do.

Some travel will be essential in this role, which could include visiting our programmes across Africa, the Middle East and South East Asia.

This is a demanding yet highly rewarding position that will be suited to a motivated and solution-focussed leader.  It will offer you the opportunity to use your strategic and leadership skills in a fast-paced environment, supporting MAG’s global life-saving programme of work.

For the further information on the role, and details of how to apply, please speak to our supporting consultants Sarah Engerer or Thibaut Mills at Oxford HR on 01865 403298 or email us at

How to apply:

Application is by submission of a CV, and a two page supporting statement addressing the key criteria and your motivation to apply.  These should be sent to by the closing date of Sunday 9th June 2019.

Applicants will need to demonstrate the right to work in the UK.

Closing date: 
9th June 2019