Deputy Chief Executive

World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts
Closing date 16 September 2019
Location London, NW3
Position type Permanent
Role Leadership / Strategy
Salary GBP 60,000–67,500
Benefits See below.

Job description

About the role: 

The Deputy Chief Executive is a new role who will play a key role in the success of WAGGGS and our ability to deliver value for our 150 Member Organisations throughout the world.

You will directly manage our Fundraising and Global Programme teams (+50 people in total), providing leadership and direction to a talented team in order to drive our ambitions of sustainable growth. You will oversee some exciting and significant international projects, working closely with the CEO, Board of Trustees, and Heads of Department.

You will also assist the CEO in providing direction across the organisation and foster a positive culture where staff at all levels across the business are empowered to succeed.

About you: 

To be successful in this role, you will need outstanding management and communication skills with proven experience in a high-level leadership role preferably including fundraising

You will need to be able to contribute to the highest level of strategy, whilst also retaining the ability to be hands-on within a small and dynamic organisation.

Above all, you will need to have a passion for, and commitment to, positive change on issues affecting girls and young women globally.


  • 26 days annual leave plus public holidays
  •  Flexible working
  • 5% Generous Matched Pension Contribution
  • Life Assurance
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assisted Programme (EAP)

How to apply

If you are interested in this position, please download the recruitment pack and submit your cover letter & CV online via the  recruitment portal.

We reserve the right to change the closing date depending on the number of responses received. Please submit your application as soon as possible to ensure it is considered in the selection process.

If you have a disability and can demonstrate that closing this post early would impact on your ability to submit an application in time, please contact our Human Resources team to request arrangements for an application to be submitted within the original time frame.