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We’re hiring! Are you our next director of safety and security?

Due to genuine and unforeseen circumstances, we are recruiting for a director of safety and security. Our current director has been in post since May, but a multilateral institution has unexpectedly presented him with an excellent opportunity and he will be moving on in the autumn with our best wishes. This leaves open a rare opportunity for the right candidate to play a central role in a rapidly-growing and well-respected nonprofit and make a significant positive impact in the fight for rights and justice around the world.

Vibrant, diverse, and robust civil societies are essential to achieving peace, human rights, and environmental justice. But most of the world lives in countries with threatened civic spaces and global freedom continues to decline year on year. Courageous people and communities around the world are fighting to make rights and justice universally possible within this context. But they face attacks, harassment, and censorship from powerful vested interests. Many pay the ultimate price.

This is where you come in. 

You will be leading an international team of consultants providing security mentoring and capacity building to organisations and activists under threat in violent environments and closed civic spaces. You will be liaising with international foundations and high-profile nonprofits in the human rights, environmental, and humanitarian worlds. And you will be central to the organisational culture and strategic planning needed to grow our organisation in a sustainable manner.

In return, you will receive a salary of £65,000 per annum and a range of benefits, including 25 days’ holiday plus bank holidays and up to two sustainable travel journey days. We will provide you with a package of psychosocial support, including private health insurance and an Employee Assistance Programme. And we will make an employer’s pension contribution of 5%. If you are based outside the United Kingdom, you will be offered comparable compensation through either a consultancy contract or an Employer of Record, depending on your location.

This is a full-time staff role for an initial 12 months, renewable long term by mutual agreement and dependent on funding and performance. This is a remote, working from home role and flexible working is encouraged. If based outside the United Kingdom, we ask that you are based in a time zone that is UTC +/- 4 hours in order to collaborate with team members and clients.

Please download the job pack for more information on the role and how to apply.

Job pack

The deadline for applications is 09:00 BST (UTC+1) on 30 August 2022.

If you would like to discuss the role with our current director of safety and security before applying, please email Peter Wood at [email protected].

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date if we receive a large number of applications. If you are interested in the role, please submit your application as early as possible!