Amnesty International Vacancy: Governance Director - London, UK, United Kingdom

Amnesty International Vacancy: Governance Director - London, UK, United Kingdom
London £Competitive

For over 50 years Amnesty International (AI) has brought people together to fight for human rights. Strong organisational leadership and governance is vital when it comes to the impact of our work at AI. Joining us as Director of our Governance Programme, you’ll be at the forefront of driving a stronger and more consistent leadership system.

About the role
In this new role, you’ll provide the International Board, its committees and national boards with advice and support on standards and policies and work with the Secretary General and Senior Leadership Team to oversee the development and implementation of systems that will enhance the effectiveness of leadership and governance across the organisation. More than that, you’ll be expected to regularly review and refine the standards and polices in place; strengthening local and international governance; and establishing this as an area of excellence within Amnesty.

About you

In a role of this scope, knowledge is exceptionally important. A true expert in organisational and leadership and governance, you’ll have an excellent understanding of best practice in this field. Whether that means you’re currently a member of senior management for another not-for-profit organisation, an academic specialising in organisational governance, or a Lawyer specialising in corporate governance, you’ll be politically astute with first rate communication skills and the ability to influence at all levels. As well as a proven record of analysing and reforming complex organisational systems, your leadership skills will be second to none – inspiring, motivating and guiding cross-cultural teams, generating trust and confidence at board level, and representing the organisation on a global level. But just as importantly, you’ll relish the challenges you’ll face and be genuinely passionate about making a difference.

About us
Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international and influential, we campaign for justice, freedom and truth wherever they’re denied. Already our network of over three million members and supporters is making a difference in 150 countries. And whether we’re applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations, human rights education, or online campaigning, we’re all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are respected and protected by everyone, everywhere.

For more information and to apply, please visit HERE
Closing date: Sunday 13th July