UK Programme Director

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£50,000 - £55,000 per annum
Full Time

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Job Title: Programme Director UK
Location: London
Salary: £50,000 to £55,000pa

Programme Director – The Role

The Program Director is a key organisational representative in the UK for all external campaign activity and will lead the Campaigns Team in the UK to further our strategies across our programmes. Having started a new strategic period focusing on systemic change for animals in farming and in the wild, this is a truly exciting leadership position for a holistic and strategic Programmes Director looking for their next challenge.

The Programme Director will play a critical external role, focusing on thought leadership and being a leading voice and advocate. They will represent World Animal Protection in a leadership capacity in external fora, stakeholder and media management. As our aim is to transform the systems that support animals, our strategy, therefore, seeks to connect animal welfare with other global issues of our time which are inextricably linked, such as climate change, the biodiversity crisis, human health and pandemic prevention.

The Programme Director is accountable for the delivery of inspiring, dynamic and creative local implementation of our global campaigns in the UK market, to improve the welfare of animals and increasing World Animal Protection’s impact, influence and profile. This position reports to the Country Director and works alongside senior roles in the UK and at International.

Join us and help move the world to protect animals.

Programme Director– Requirements
• Proven and substantial experience of leading social change campaigns in an international campaign environment that take account of long-term benefits and risks
• Proven and substantial experience of operational and tactical delivery of creative and effective global campaigns
• Strong leadership qualities with the ability to direct and inspire global multi-functional and multi-cultural teams, beyond the UK, and build strong constructive relationships across the organisation at all levels
• Analytical, results-oriented using insights and rigour to shape approaches/strategies, with a test and learn mindset to drive high quality and ongoing improvement
• Substantial experience of senior level networking, developing relationships with internal and external stakeholders and in representing an organisation to external stakeholders at all levels incl. media
• Substantial leadership experience, managing teams and driving a culture of feedback
• Deep understanding of global, regional political and socio-economic issues and trends
• Strong understanding, appreciation and active experience of being part of successful fundraising
• A passion for animal welfare and a strong commitment to the aims and values of World Animal protection
• Flexibility to travel domestically and internationally

• Experience working with an international organisation preferred
• High level of awareness of global, regional & local social, economic, political and environmental issues of relevance to animal welfare preferred

The closing date for applications for this role will be at midnight on the 25th of July. (please note this deadline was extended and was originally due to close on the 18th July)

*We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. If you're passionate about joining us and think you have much of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure… we'd love to hear from you. *

We haven’t yet returned to our London office so this position will likely start in a remote working capacity. When we reopen the office there will be an expectation to work in the office around two days a week.

We’re keen to meet people with varied backgrounds - our view is the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams that represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.