From the start of its formal operations three years ago, the Anglican Alliance has brought together development, relief ands advocacy across the Communion with a distance learning programme, a series of global workshops and seminars, appeals for emergency relief and advocacy from the grassroots to the G20.
The seven-strong team in London, Brazil, Kenya, Bangladesh and Honiara have built up partnerships with Anglican and Episcopal churches to support their work. The Alliance was recently established as a charitable company with Most Revd Albert Chama, Archbishop of Central Africa, as the chair of the board of trustees.
Building on existing innovative and effective programmes and partnerships, the new executive director will work with the board to develop a learning culture, build capacity in advocacy and relief work, increase effective use of IT and secure the financial base of the Alliance. One of the first jobs will be to develop the Alliance’s future strategy.
Outstanding communication skills as well as an established commitment to international development and to the beliefs of the Anglican Communion are needed for this post, along with a proven track record of managing a complex global organisation in business, government or the third sector. An ability to present and work at high levels, as well as coming alongside vulnerable people affected by poverty and injustice, is the rare blend needed in this position.
An initiative of the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Anglican Communion, the Alliance has flourished since it started in 2011. In its first three years it has developed a global programme and built relations with ecumenical and other development partners. With a mandate for development, relief and advocacy, the Alliance is constituted as a charitable company, and the new executive director will work with the global board of trustees.
The current director, Sally Keeble, was appointed on a three year contract which ends in January 2013. She is not seeking renewal of her contract, and is returning to politics.
To apply, please visit www.prospect-us.co.uk/job/c2216-336-1 or call 0844 880 5154 quoting ref: C2216-336-1.
Closing date: 22/07/2013