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Managing Director


We're a mission-driven, energetic team focussed on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years.
You can work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.
Collaborates with the board of trustees and Chairperson of the Board and the Leadership Team to create actionable goals for the team and creates clear, ambitious plans for achieving those goals.
Working with the Leadership Team and the BOT set the annual budget and forecast fundraising priorities for the future.
Oversees the program work in the UK. This will also involve working closely with the Open Wing Alliance and THL US' Executive team.
Works with the Operations department, Leadership Team and pro-bono outside counsel to reduce risks created by our programs.
Manages and leads the team to achieve agreed objectives and to encourage the professional development of individual team members.

The Humane League UK is a charity ending the abuse of animals raised for food by influencing the policies of the world's biggest companies, demanding legislation, and empowering others to take action. We're a mission-driven, energetic team focussed on problem-solving and effective teamwork, and have grown significantly over the last few years. Thanks to our targeted approach, our effectiveness in reducing animal suffering and our efficient use of donations, The Humane League has been named Top Charity by the independent evaluator Animal Charity Evaluators for every rating period. 


The Humane League is committed to creating a diverse, inclusive environment and being an equal opportunity employer. We are proud to be a Disability Confident Committed Employer, demonstrating our commitment to recruiting, retaining, and supporting disabled people and people with health conditions, based on their skills and talent. 

In compliance with laws and in furtherance of our commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, all applicants will receive unbiased consideration for employment without discrimination based on race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, neurodiversity, age, or veteran status.


You can read more about how The Humane League UK is working on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion here [1].


If you have any questions or concerns regarding accessibility, please contact us via martin@life-productions.org and we will be happy to discuss via email or telephone reasonable adjustments that you may require throughout the process.


We are seeking a tenacious and strategically-minded individual to lead our growing organisation. 

This is a permanent, full-time position (37.5 hours per week).

If you would like to learn more about the Managing Director role, please contact us via martin@life-productions.org [2] and we can send you a recording of our recent webinar.

 

Who you are:

Responsible for the overall vision and mission of THL UK, the successful candidate will be passionate and knowledgeable about our mission of ending the abuse of animals raised for food, in order to strategically lead our programs. Experience in corporate campaigning and/or political campaigning is highly desirable.

About you:

  • You have a strong ability to conceptualise strategic initiatives to further THL UK‚Äôs mission, making sure our day-to-day activities support those initiatives.¬†
  • You're a natural problem-solver with the ability to deal with the present while foreseeing and addressing future issues.
  • You're a confident spokesperson and advocate of THL‚Äôs mission.¬†
  • You appreciate the value of inclusivity, and prioritising equity and a healthy working culture, leading this from the top.
  • You're well-organised and efficient, and can multitask effectively.¬†
  • You're a strong strategic decision-maker and an informed opinion leader.
  • You're a great listener, and this informs your decision-making.
  • You're able to foster close collaborative relationships with other animal protection groups.
  • You can work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment.¬†
  • Collaborates with the board of trustees (BOT) and Chairperson of the Board and the Leadership Team to create actionable goals for the team and creates clear, ambitious plans for achieving those goals. Working with the Leadership Team and the BOT set the annual budget and forecast fundraising priorities for the future.
  • Acts as a public face of the organisation in the UK through speaking events, the media and through THL publications.
  • Build and strengthen collaborative relationships with other animal protection groups.
  • Fosters a culture of equity and inclusiveness.
  • Oversees the program work in the UK (and other relevant EU programs). This will also involve working closely with the Open Wing Alliance and THL US‚Äô Executive team.
  • Provide the board with regular updates on program advancement at board meetings, which are held every quarter.
  • Works with the Chairperson of the Board and Head of Development to plan and fundraise for expansion in the UK through major donor meetings. This will include providing regular updates and communications to donors who have offered earmarked support for UK expansion.
  • Work with staff and the BOT to prepare a comprehensive budget (currently ¬£1.1 million and likely to grow to over ¬£2 million in the next 2 years).
  • Manage charity documents and ensure filing in a timely manner.
  • Maintain charitable status, ensuring all charity laws are followed.
  • Approve expenditures within the authority delegated by the BOT.
  • Supports the recruitment and interview process for new hires in the UK in collaboration with the Operations department.
  • Leads and supports the application and implementation of new policies and procedures.
  • Works with the Operations department, Leadership Team and pro-bono outside counsel to reduce risks created by our programs.
  • Ensures scientific credibility.
  • Manages and leads the team to achieve agreed objectives and to encourage the professional development of individual team members.¬†
  • Sets/clarifies job expectations and provides regular feedback & guidance.
  • Supports teams in the development of their campaigning strategies.
  • Manages Time Off requests from direct line managed staff.
  • Signs off expenses of direct line managed staff.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Live and have the right to work in the UK (we are unable to consider applications from those without the right to work in the UK)
  • Committed to our mission to end the abuse of animals raised for food.
  • Closing date: 19th September 2021


    For full details of our recruitment process click here [3].

    If you would like to see a large print version of this page click here [4].


  1. https://thehumaneleague.org.uk/article/how-the-humane-league-uk-is-working-on-diversity-equity-and-inclusion
  2. mailto:martin@life-productions.org
  3. https://thehumaneleagueuk.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/THL%20hiring%20process.pdf
  4. https://thehumaneleagueuk.peoplehr.net/Handlers/RichTextEditorImageDownload.ashx?file=/MD%20large%20print.pdf

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