Closing date: 31 January 2021
Job Type: Paid
Location: London / Home Working
Start Network is made up of more than 50 aid agencies across five continents. Together, our aim is to transform humanitarian action. We're tackling what we believe are the biggest systemic problems that the sector faces. Problems including slow and reactive funding, centralised decision-making, and an aversion to change mean that people affected by crises around the world do not receive the best help fast enough, and needless suffering results. Our work focuses on three areas to change the system:
Localisation: shifting power to those closest to the front line for more effective response
New forms of financing: providing fast, early, and predictable funding to improve community resilience and preparedness
Collective innovation: sharing expertise, insights and perspectives to shape a more effective humanitarian system
Start Network embraces diversity, promotes equality of opportunity and eliminates unlawful discrimination. We are an equal opportunities employer and treat every application on merit alone. We particularly welcome applications from disabled, black, indigenous and people of colour (BIPOC), and LGBT+ and non-binary candidates. We offer a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applicants who meet our essential selection criteria. Our roles are open to discussion about flexible working. While our team is office based, home working is part of our culture. For part-time working and job-shares, please get in touch with us for a conversation about possibilities.
The key purpose of the role is to oversee and manage the risk and compliance team (part of Operations), ensuring adherence to regulations, including legal and donor compliance. You will provide a risk and compliance service to the senior management and wider team, including Hubs. Internally, you will hold responsibility for ensuring risk policies and processes are in line with our vision and values, as well as regulation. At a network level, you will work with colleagues to develop risk models and frameworks involving strategic, programmatic and operations risks. We are seeking someone who thinks innovatively and is not afraid to challenge the status quo.
Influence stakeholders to address difficult or complex issues by listening to diverse perspectives, finding common ground and avoiding criticism or complaint
Generate and support implementation of ideas that have impact at organisational, network and/or humanitarian systems-level by promoting these ideas to relevant internal and external stakeholders
Provide leadership by inspiring and unlocking motivation in others across the network to lead and hold them accountable for the results
Create and promote a learning culture, authentically sharing own learning and supporting others to do the same at organisational, team and network level
Bring in best practice from a range of external sources to drive innovation to advance our work, connecting with diverse stakeholders and perspectives outside the sector
Identify opportunities and take calculated risks to capitalise on opportunities that further our purpose and mission without compromising our vision
Start Network Culture
To carry out the responsibilities of the role in line with the Start Network Code of Conduct and with a commitment to safeguarding adults and children
A commitment to the Start Network vision, principles, values and approach
The Start Network team is an agile group of individuals who use their experience and skills across the network, so flexibility to work in and with different teams and functions is a part of our culture
OUR OFFER TO YOU
Centrally located WeWork office with onsite drinks and snacks available free of charge
Access to cultural talks, events, pop-up sales, and a place to meet and socialise after work
Discounts at local cafes and restaurants in association with WeWork
Flexible working with options to work from home and remotely some of the time
Life assurance equivalent of three times your salary
Family friendly policies, particularly maternity pay (21 weeks full pay)
Training and development opportunities for individuals and cross-organisationally
25 days’ holiday, bank holidays plus 2 paid company days over the Christmas period
We work with Applied,an online recruitment platform designed to allow teams to measure candidates on what actually matters. Rather than relying on CVs and cover letters, Applied allows you to demonstrate your skills and abilities through competency based questions which are blind-reviewed by our team to avoid personal bias.
Closing date: 31st January 2021
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