Chief Transformation Officer
Hours: Full-time (35 hours per week)
Contract: Fixed term for one year
Location: Office-based in London, UK. Flexible working is encouraged
A4ID is a global charity with a vision to see the law and lawyers play their full part in the global eradication of poverty. The mission of A4ID is to be an authoritative voice of the legal community, to inspire and enable lawyers to join the fight against poverty, and to ensure that legal support is available for those engaged in that fight.
For the last 15 years, A4ID has delivered unparalleled opportunities for lawyers to give their time and skills to help those working tirelessly to help meet the needs of the world’s poorest citizens. This role within both the legal and development communities has provided a unique vantage point to engage positively in the nexus between both sectors to promote a sustainable development agenda.
A4ID has therefore demonstrated an enviable track record of enabling lawyers and judges worldwide to play their part in tackling poverty, injustice, inequality, and climate change. Following such an encouraging period, A4ID is now at an important juncture in its journey.
The work of A4ID has grown in scope, impact, and complexity, building on strong, dynamic partnerships with the world’s leading lawyers, judges, development professionals, and thought leaders in law and development. A4ID is now extremely well positioned to further its growth agenda and to position itself as a global leader on the role of law and lawyers in sustainable development.
However, to make sure that A4ID is best placed to deliver on its potential, A4ID needs to ensure that its people, processes, structures, and systems are future proofed and fit for purpose to fully meet these growing opportunities. A4ID needs to build on its existing strong staff team with further strategic expertise and insight, to help A4ID review and strengthen its foundation to grow sustainably through this period of transformation.
A4ID is therefore seeking an outstanding individual to join its leadership team in the new and exciting role of CTO to spearhead the maturing and embedding of best-practice functions, tools, and processes, and to best position A4ID for future achievement and excellence.
You will be a dynamic, experienced, and highly capable leader, well equipped to make this role your own. You will single-mindedly drive forward A4ID’s development, inspiring trust in the A4ID Board and wider team, and be able to model robust, emotionally intelligent leadership to promote and embed long-lasting, positive cultural change.
You will enjoy reviewing business processes to identify areas for strengthening and improvement, making complexity and ambiguity seem simple and clear, and finding innovative new solutions to enable a high-impact organisation to become efficient and effective well into the future.
You will be familiar with best practice in business development, fundraising, finance, HR, and governance, and be comfortable implementing new tools, technology, processes, and approaches to help achieve success.
The A4ID office is based in London, UK. A4ID can be flexible on location, although there will be an expectation of attending the London office at least one day per month and as may be required for the necessary delivery of the responsibilities of the role. For more information, please see the A4ID Chief Transformation Officer JD Final Oct 21.
Interested candidates are requested to send a CV and Cover Letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. The Cover Letter must include why you are interested in this job and how you match the person specification. We encourage you to draw on specific examples from your professional life in the Cover Letter.
A4ID will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis and encourages all applicants to submit applications as soon as possible. Interviews will take place via Microsoft Teams on a rolling basis.