Chief Executive

  • Job Reference: 00000987-1
  • Date posted: 26 January 2024
  • Recruiter: Welsh Centre for International Affairs
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £48,548 to £62,066
  • Sector: Children & Young People, Education/Training, Environment & Conservation, Other, International Development & Disaster Relief
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Work hours: Full Time

Job description

We’re looking for a talented and creative Chief Executive to lead the WCIA through the next chapter of our exciting story.

Committed to strong strategic leadership, you’ll be able to build the partnerships and programmes that will take our charity into a new, long term strategy. You’ll also be a highly credible ambassador for the WCIA, championing our work in public and across multiple networks.

Our Chief Executive will have a strong interest in global issues, and a personal commitment to what drives us – global citizenship, human rights, peace, international development, and the power of individuals and communities across the whole of Wales to make a difference.

About the role

Our next Chief Executive will take charge at an exciting and crucial time for the WCIA. In the past 5 years, we’ve merged with UNA Exchange, taken on Climate Cymru and Academi Heddwch while expanding our education programme. The development of our next strategy provides an opportunity for a new leader to come and help shape the next chapter at WCIA.

As for much of the third sector, the move away from European Funding and the cost-of-living crisis means that ensuring sustainable funding and a balanced budget through visionary leadership will be crucial.

There is a fantastic and committed team in place at WCIA who are used to working flexibly and independently, with the leadership and freedom to try new things, play to their strengths and contribute to the success of the organisation. As a leader, you will be excellent at supporting and enabling this team to continue to thrive and use their creativity and passion towards a better future for Wales and the world.

Our new Chief Executive will lead an organisation that already has a  clear vision and values, strong work programmes and excellent partner relationships. You will build on these foundations towards a longer-term vision in which action on global issues is a mainstream concern – and in which the WCIA is a widely recognised and indispensable institution within Wales.

If you believe you’re the right person to meet this ambition, please click the apply for this job now' button. You will be redirected to the vacancy page on the WCIA website. We look forward to hearing from you.