Head of Global Technical Unit (GTU)

·         Salary up to £60,000 based on skills and experience

·         Competitive pension contribution and other benefits

·         Scope for flexible working, including working from home

·         Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity



If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.


The organisation

HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.


Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Head of Global Technical Unit (GTU) to join our leadership team and provide strategic direction to our technical work around the world.

The Head of GTU is a unique opportunity to head up a newly formed team focusing on our thematic work on income, health and care and violence and abuse.

Reporting to the Director of Global Impact the job holder will manage 9 technical advisors with a wide range of development and humanitarian experience working on ageing and older people.


Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

As the ideal candidate, you will have substantial experience of international development and/or humanitarian work, including at field level.

It is important that you have excellent ability to lead, inspire and manage a diverse team, and supporting teams working remotely. You will be able to demonstrate strong influencing, analytical and communication skills required for the role.


Closing Date: 5 December 2016

Start Date: ASAP


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment.

As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity we are the only international NGO member of the BITC Gender Campaign.





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