Secretary General (Chief Executive)

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    £60,000 - £75,000
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CISV International

Secretary General (Chief Executive) | CISV International

Location: Flexible (though with our Head Office in Newcastle, UK, a commitment to regular travel to the UK or relocation would be essential)
Salary: £60,000 - £75,000 UK (for further discussion depending on location)

About the role

CISV International is a global youth organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring for peace through building inter-cultural friendship, cooperation, and understanding. We believe that peace is possible through building friendship and mutual understanding, starting with children.

We help our young participants develop to their full potential as future leaders and active citizens, to make a difference in their communities and the world through non-formal educational programmes that happen both internationally and locally.

Our ‘learning by doing’ programmes begin with our original and unique Village programme for 11-year-olds. We offer an exciting blend of international camp-based programmes and local community programmes. Our programmes allow our participants and volunteers to develop the competencies of active global citizens and build global friendships and networks that will last them a lifetime.

After 20 years of successful leadership, our current Secretary General will be standing down, which gives us an exciting opportunity to look ahead to the future, and think about what type of leadership will enable CISV International to have the biggest impact in a post-COVID world.

Who we are looking for

As our Secretary General, you will be joining us when we are starting to plan for our future and so you will have the ability to draft our next strategy.

Working with passionate volunteers from 60+ countries who are highly committed, as well as an elected international volunteer Board, requires a leadership stylex which is collegiate, empowering and highly communicative.

Our next Secretary General will be someone with an international and entrepreneurial mindset who is committed to role modelling inclusive leadership behaviours and with a track record of making workplaces and organisational activities more accessible. It is likely that you will also have experience securing income either via commercial activity, fundraising or securing funded projects.

Experience of working within the non-profit sector at a strategic level (in a work or volunteer capacity) would be welcome. Experience of working in more than one nation would also be advantageous.

Irrespective of your career path and location, if you are inspired by the opportunity to create a more peaceful world and empower the young leaders of tomorrow, we encourage you to contact our advising partners at Peridot.

To arrange a confidential chat, please contact our executive search advisers at Peridot Partners:

Lucy Mavers | | +44 7947 935 068

Bill Yuksel | | +44 7801 897063

Closing date: 9am, Monday 7th December 2020

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