Head of Oxfam Business Advisory Service
Oxfam GB , Oxford, United Kingdom
Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.
Do you have substantial knowledge of, and work experience relating to, the role of the Private Sector in poverty reduction and sustainable development?
Do you have demonstrated ability to execute sound judgement and balance commercial priorities with social impact?
Are you ready to embody the values and aspirations of a culture that is safe, feminist and partner-led?
We are looking for a Head of Oxfam Business Advisory Service at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.
In this role, you will lead the development of the next stage of the Oxfam Business Advisory Service (OBAS), which includes creating a long term strategy to ensure its sustainability and integrating the social impact advisory function and Enterprise Development Programme Lead into the team.
You will ensure that the unit continues to operate in a commercial and agile way, responding to the Private Sector market by offering a range of relevant expertise to the private sector in support of the broader Oxfam Private Sector strategy and impact, and ensuring that it meets its key financial objectives.
What we are looking for
We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do and our feminist principles.
An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:
- A self-aware leader who makes a positive impact on others
- Substantial knowledge of, and work experience relating to, the role of the private sector in poverty reduction and sustainable development, with particular experience in at least one of the following areas: gender justice, consumer goods and agriculture supply chains, social impact investment, and enterprise support and development.
- Demonstrated ability to execute sound judgement and balance commercial priorities with social impact. Strong business development skills and experience and ability to identify opportunities and create concepts or proposals for private sector consultancy-based engagements
- Ability to think strategically and creatively based on sound knowledge and insight into external sustainability and market trends. Excellent communication and networking skills.
- Strong leadership and organizational skills, including the ability to meet deadlines, communicate progress on projects, manage a multi-disciplinary team, build relationships, and work with the project manager to prioritise and coordinate multiple projects concurrently.
- To be aligned with Oxfam’s values and ability to work on global issues with sensitivity towards cultural and political issues and understanding of gender and diversity issues.
This role will give you an opportunity to work with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields with fair pay and competitive benefits package.
Our values and commitment to safeguarding
Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our are recruited to work for us.
The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.
All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.
We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.
Location: Oxford, United Kingdom
Hours: 36 hours per week
Salary: £50,720 - £68,004
Job Type: Fixed term
Closing Date: 22 November 2020