Chief executive

Up to £90,000
Closing date: 19 October 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
The role of the new chief executive officer at Bond is a hugely exciting opportunity to occupy a leadership role at the very heart of international development in the UK at an extremely significant time for the sector. 

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development. Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 425 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice. 

The mix of opportunity and challenge has fuelled a major debate on the way that UK based CSOs might work in the future – all to a backdrop of big shifts in the domestic arena; safeguarding issues have dominated the international development sector in 2018 and will continue to be a significant focus for years to come as will the impact of the Brexit negotiations and outcomes. 

In the face of this complexity, Bond has never been more important. 

For this next stage of our development, we need an astute and compelling leader, with the credibility, skills and experience to be effective in highly politicised environments, who can ensure the delivery across Bond’s work including strengthening CSO effectiveness, services to members, and policy and influencing.  

As our new CEO, you will need to continue to build a strong and effective organisation, motivating, leading and managing an excellent team which can build on the great work already delivered, and evolve to respond flexibly to new challenges in a rapidly changing world. Keeping our core strategy under review, responding to a range of increased compliance requirements and the generation of diverse, additional funding will be critical to deliver outstanding support and sector leadership for our member organisations. 

If you have the passion, drive and commitment to bring to this exciting, high-profile role which will lead Bond at a pivotal time for the whole sector, we look forward to hearing from you. 

For further information about Bond’s new chief executive opportunity and details of how to apply please refer to the microsite:

Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Leadership

Application notes

Applications should be emailed to with the reference: BOND:CEO no later than Midday on Friday 19th October

For a confidential conversation about this role please contact our retained partners, Anna Jay, managing director of Public Leaders Appointments or Tim Wingrove, managing director of Red Sea Executive Search 

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.