Interim CEO

Competitive remuneration
Closing date: 3 April 2018
Job Type: Paid
Location: London
The role of the interim CEO is to lead Bond through a period of transition, specifically transition from the incumbent CEO who is stepping down in April until a new long term CEO joins Bond – anticipated for the late summer/early autumn 2018.

Bond is the UK network for organisations working in international development.

Bond unites and supports a diverse network of over 450 civil society organisations and allies to help eradicate global poverty, inequality and injustice.

By helping our members adapt to an ever-changing environment, we enable civil society to create a more just and sustainable world. We work to influence governments and policy-makers, develop the skills of people in the sector, build organisational capacity and share expertise.

The interim CEO will be responsible for:

Leadership of Bond:

  • Change: Seeing through a transitional period and bridge to a new CEO
  • Management Team: Leadership of the Management Team (COO, Director of Effectiveness & Learning, Director of Membership & Communications) and through them the various units that make up the Bond staff structure
  • Board: Managing and reporting to the Bond Board, developing and preparing reports based on the goals of the five year strategy and Bond’s KPIs
  • Staff: Building and maintaining staff morale, effective team working, managing the relationship with the Trade Union and ensuring Bond fulfils its legal obligations with regard to human resources

Stakeholder relationships

  • Members: Retaining the confidence of members through the transition period, particularly in connection with safeguarding and government relations
  • Donors: Retaining and building key donors and partner relationships, including DFID, Gates and other collaborative partnerships
  • Network: Management of important network relationships (particularly at the executive level)
  • Policy: Ensuring that Bond continues to lead and coordinate sector policy development and influencing
  • Campaign: Chairing the UK campaign for international development

Financial Oversight

  • Budget: Continued development and oversight of a new budget for the financial year (starting April 2018) based on DFID funding decisions (still pending confirmation of detail and timing at time of writing) and in line with the Strategy 2016-21
  • Earned income: Ensuring that earned income and service delivery targets are met
  • Accounts: Ensuring clear and accurate management accounts are produced monthly and reported on a quarterly forecast basis to the Board

Skills required:

  • Ability to provide leadership and vision in a changing context
  • Ability to build, maintain and effectively manage high performing diverse teams
  • Commitment to the vision and aims of Bond
  • Ability to make clear decisions and to communicate them
  • Ability to work in a collaborative way with staff, MT and the Board, fostering a supportive and motivating work environment for all staff and stakeholders
  • A good understanding and familiarity with the UK community of international development NGOs, including members and partners
  • An understanding of the changing political and policy context in which Bond works
  • Understanding of organisational structure and dynamics
  • Successful track record in financial management
  • Experience in fundraising in the development sector
Region: London and the southeast
Location: London
Sector: Leadership Management

Application notes

Please submit a CV (not more than 2 pages), statement of interest (1 to 2 pages) to Nik Hartley (Board Member) – by 3rd April 2018.

We plan to meet a very short list of candidates 12th April 2018.

The preferred start date is 23rd April 2018 including a short handover with the incumbent CEO Tamsyn Barton.

4 to 6 month contract as agreed by both parties; will consider offers of four or five days per week

Please mention Bond when you apply for this position.