Appointment Details

British Red Cross

Job Title: Chief People Officer

Job Reference:HROH

Closing Date: Thursday 8 Nov 2018

Salary: Competitive


The British Red Cross Society helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflict, natural disaster and individual emergencies, supporting vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities.  Today we operate through over 3,800 staff and 20,000 volunteers in the UK, helping millions of people in the UK and around the world.

We are looking to appoint an exceptional strategic leader as our new Chief People Officer. The successful candidate will work as a key member of the Executive Leadership Team, reporting into CEO Mike Adamson. The Chief People Officer will lead the development and implementation of the organisation’s People Strategy. Our ambition is to be the charity of choice for staff, volunteers and supporters wanting to make a difference for people in crisis. The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in shaping and maintaining an organisational culture in which volunteers and staff are inspired and motivated, and one which truly enables all our people to support the organisation’s priorities now and in the future. S/he will develop and oversee a high performing HR team.

The successful candidate will be an experienced HR leader, who can demonstrate a track record of functional and operational leadership with experience of managing significant organisational and cultural change. International experience and an understanding of not-for-profit organisations will be advantageous though not essential.

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as an employment agency advisor to British Red Cross on this appointment.  For further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference HROH.  Alternatively telephone +44 (0)20 7227 0880 (during office hours).  Applications should be received by noon on Thursday 8 November 2018.


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