Chief Executive Officer

  • Closing date 02/06/2023
  • Vacancy type Project manager

Location:   Flexible but with an expectation of significant presence in the UK and for international travel

HelpAge and Strategy 2030 – delivering real impact for older people

HelpAge and Strategy 2030 – delivering real impact for older people HelpAge International works with partners and a diverse global network of more than 171 organizations across 90 countries, supporting millions of older people to live safe, dignified, and healthy lives. Through our partnership and collaborations, we work to ensure the inclusion of older people across society and strive to deliver a just and fair world for everyone, whatever their age. Our work is driven by our desire to deliver real impact for older people, to be inclusive, to work in partnership and to learn from our shared experience.

Our 2030 strategy Ageing in a Just World sets out how we will work together to shape the future we all share. By working together, we aim to help inspire a movement for change and through ensuring all our work promotes older people’s wellbeing, dignity, and voice, we can transform the lives of older people now and in the future. In line with our strategy and our commitment to the localisation agenda, HelpAge is working towards localising all country offices and programmes (existing and new) with support from agile global technical teams. Going forward, our value is framed around supporting, convening, and thought leadership.

Job Purpose

HelpAge International is now seeking to appoint a new Chief Executive. We are looking for an experienced, talented and courageous leader, with a passion for our mission and commitment to our strategy. They will bring a track record of leadership in a complex, global organisation with a strong appreciation of international development, humanitarian programmes, and strategic advocacy. They will share our commitment to expand our focus in the Global South while also continuing to support our efforts in low and middle income countries across the world.

Our Values

At HelpAge International we work hard to achieve our goals together as a team with a clear shared purpose. Our values inform how we work together:

Inclusive We respect people, value diversity and are committed to equality.
Impact We value and recognise the contribution of our staff and network members, as we put older people at the center of everything we do.
Partners We work alongside network members and others to increase reach, influence and impact. We are committed to a culture of collaboration and building positive relationships.
Learning We are passionate about learning, accountable and work together to find creative solutions.

Everyone who works at HelpAge share our values and are committed to behaviors that demonstrate and support them.

Equal Opportunities

HelpAge International is committed to creating an inclusive working environment, promoting and providing equal opportunities and respecting diversity in employment. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified individuals regardless of their age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.


Everyone has a role in creating and sustaining a safe and respectful working environment, where no one comes to any harm or is maltreated. At HelpAge we take our responsibilities very seriously and will take action against wrongdoing. We will do everything we can to ensure that we do not engage people that pose a safeguarding risk and will undertake criminal record checks as required.

Diversity & Inclusion

HelpAge International is dedicated to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for all its employees/consultants while extending the culture of inclusion into our work.

We believe that our workforce should reflect the wide diversity of the communities we serve, and that diverse voices should be elevated and intentionally integrated into our work. We embrace difference and diversity of identity, experience, and thought, and actively strive for inclusive behaviors across our organization and work regardless of gender, race, disability, age, nationality, ethnic/national origin, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, marital status, pregnancy, social status, and political beliefs.

How to apply

To apply for this job at HelpAge, please review the details of the vacancy and “How to apply” via the link HelpAge International – Saxton Bampfylde – Global Executive Search & Leadership Consulting % (

Closing date: Monday, 2 June 2023 at Noon (GMT+1).

Important Message: Please ensure that you remove personal information including your date of birth, age, gender and marital status from your CV. Please do not include any photographs.

Download: HelpAge International Diversity and Inclusion Policy