The role


£78k London / £74k regional • flexible base, with regular meetings in London

This new role will be at the heart of our continuing culture change and organisational transformation. You’ll bear significant responsibility for ensuring that NCVO is in great shape for our next hundred years.

There are a number of key priorities: first, you’ll develop, lead and deliver our people strategy, acting as our lead expert in people practice. We want you to build an organisation in which people feel empowered to thrive in their roles and deliver our ambitious strategy. As an influential part of the leadership team, you’ll be a visible role model for colleagues and members in our continuing cultural transformation. At its heart is an absolute commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging, and you’ll support individuals to achieve their full potential. You’ll contribute at the highest level, not only to developing and delivering our strategic objectives but also supporting the people, culture and inclusion committee, reporting to the board of trustees and leading our relationship with Unite.

Within NCVO, you’ll oversee our people management processes, ensuring that they’re both relevant and fully compliant. We’ll look to you to provide the professional and managerial development that will embed compassionate, values-led leadership and realise organisational potential. But – for a sector support organisation like NCVO – there’s also an important external facing role, supporting and fostering culture change and inclusion on a sector-wide basis. You will relish the opportunity to be an external advocate, communicating and sharing our learning and practice with the sector.

Candidates will be CIPD qualified, or have equivalent experience gained at a senior level, probably within the third sector. You’ll be highly knowledgeable about employment law, people and change management best practice, cultural challenges in the voluntary sector and they way to build positive workplace cultures. As well as being an organised team leader, with highly advance data skills, you’ll exemplify collaborative working – demonstrating what valuing, engaging and developing employees looks like every day. An outstanding communicator, you won’t be fazed by conversations about complex or challenging issues with a range of audiences, including highly qualified and expert colleagues.