Oxfam GB is looking for a new Head of Oxfam Cymru to lead overall influencing and communications strategy, policy development and approach to risk management in Wales.
This role will be responsible for developing a clear vision and plan for how Oxfam Cymru can help achieve Oxfam’s domestic and international objectives, how change can best be achieved in Wales and how action in Wales can contribute to global change.
The role will be responsible for shaping and leading influencing and communications work that challenge poverty in Wales, across the UK and globally. It will be responsible for keeping well informed of developments in the external context relevant to Oxfam’s work in Wales and seeking to make effective use of opportunities in this changing context.
The Head of Oxfam Cymru will also be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic alliances and partnerships with key actors in Wales, including civil society networks, public and private sector organisations and the media; and for ensuring gender justice and a commitment to anti-racism visibly underpins all aspects of Oxfam Cymru’s work.
The Head of Oxfam Cymru will also be responsible for stewarding Oxfam GB’s commitment to the Welsh language.
Please note though this is a full-time position but we are happy to consider applicants for part-time work i.e. 4 days per week.
What Oxfam Cymru are looking for
We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam’s mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to the values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion and our feminist principles.
The next Head of Oxfam Cymru will have:
- Proven leadership skills with strong people-centered management expertise and experience of operating in complex, multi-disciplinary teams
- Proven influencing and advocacy skills, and an understanding of Welsh political and economic structures as relevant to Oxfam’s work, including non-government organisations and the voluntary sector.
- Strong understanding of international poverty issues and how these relate to a UK and Welsh context.
- Knowledge of UK and devolved social and economic policy as it impacts on poverty and social exclusion in Wales and the UK
- Strong leadership skills with people-centered management expertise
- Understanding of feminist leadership principles and ability to apply them in day-to-day behaviour and work
- An ability to practice accountability to those who experience oppression as a result of their identities, such as their gender, race/ethnicity, disability, class, or LGBTQIA identity
- Competence in written and spoken Welsh or the ability and commitment to learn.
This role will give you an opportunity to lead Oxfam’s work tackling poverty and injustice work in Wales and beyond, working with a group of passionate people that are specialists in their fields. Oxfam offers fair pay and competitive benefits package.
We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you.