Director of Strategy and Transformation

Recruiter
RSPCA
Location
West Sussex
Salary
£ competitive
Posted
26 Mar 2021
Closes
29 Apr 2021
Position/Level
Director
Contract Type
Permanent

Director of Strategy and Transformation
£ competitive

The world’s oldest, largest and best-known animal welfare charity, the RSPCA is as committed to alleviating suffering today as when we were founded in 1824. Approaching our bicentenary, the world in which we operate is more complex and challenging than ever. We investigate nearly 150,000 cases of alleged animal cruelty every year, helping to prevent continued suffering for, and improve the lives of, many thousands of animals.

Our vision is of a world where all animals are respected and treated with kindness and compassion. We’re here to ensure that animals have a good life by rescuing and caring for those in need, by advocating on behalf of all animals and by inspiring everyone to treat them with compassion and respect. Our new 2021-2030 strategy will build on this strong platform as we look towards our bicentenary and beyond; ultimately, our long-term success for animals depends on us helping people to help animals.

That’s where this role comes in. Reporting directly to (and working closely with) our CEO, you’ll be accountable for the delivery of transformation-critical workstreams and programmes which will support the successful delivery of our strategic objectives. Moreover, you’ll lead on the corporate planning cycle, strategic impact framework, and business planning, as well as special initiatives and projects which come within the remit of the Programme Office Team.

Candidates will be accomplished change leaders, with experience of strategic planning in a multi-site operation, and used to working on a national scale. Sensitive to the journey we’re making – but always ambitious to get us there – you must demonstrate that you understand the importance of people at the heart of change, and be able to convince us that you can engage colleagues and bring them with you.

Able to move easily from strategy to detailed implementation, you must be flexible and comfortable working with ambiguity. An instinctive horizon-scanner, with a full repertoire of project management and change techniques, your experience and professional credibility will allow you to quickly take your place in our senior team. But we are a charity built on care and respect, and you must also bring personal warmth, an uncompromising passion for our work, and the ability to work informally when that’s the right approach.

For an informal discussion about the role, please visit www.rspca-dst.co.uk Alternatively you can contact Alex MacLeod or Shani Newbold at Cadence Partners on +44 020 7947 4960. If you would prefer to email, please contact us at rspca-dst@cadencepartners.co.uk Alternative formats may be requested at your initial contact.

Closing date: 29 April 2021.

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