Branch Support Manager – British Virgin Islands

Closing date: 23 Nov 2018

The British Red Cross (BRC) helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and abroad to prepare for and withstand emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, we help them in their recovery and rehabilitation.

The Branch Support Manager will support the British Virgin Islands Red Cross Branch Director to develop capacities in people and project management, and develop and implement a strategy for ensuring longer-term financing of the Branch.

The Branch Support Manager will also support the Branch Director to provide day-to-day management and delivery of British Red Cross supported post-Hurricane Irma programming. The two main program themes are resilience (disaster risk reduction) and preparedness for disaster response (disaster management).

In order to do this, the Branch Support Manager will need a deep understanding and previous experience of working with small, low-to-mid level capacity organisations and teams, as well as possessing exceptional communication and coordination skills.

The role sits in a central position between the BRC UK Office and the British Virgin Islands Red Cross Branch Director, and so must ensure coordination and synergy between the two teams. The ideal candidate will have well proven mentoring, business planning and capacity building experience, to increase the self-reliance of the Branch and its ability to run quality programmes and services.

There is potential for extension of this contract as required, dependent on the progression of the programme and any subsequent hurricane impact in the region.

This is an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and adaptable humanitarian professional prepared to support the British Virgin Islands Red Cross Branch, in collaboration with the British Red Cross, to deliver quality response and resilience programming while becoming financially self-sufficient.

Please note, this is an accompanied position and a fixed-term contract until 31 August 2019.

To read the full job description please click here.

Applications close on Sunday 25th November 2018.

Interviews will be held week commencing 3rd December 2018.

Please apply online via our website

In the British Red Cross, we will not tolerate any form of misconduct, including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse. We have a code of conduct in place, and are committed to creating a culture of integrity in the organisation where misconduct is not tolerated, situations of abuse are quickly investigated, and perpetrators are dealt with effectively.

As part of its recruitment and selection process the British Red Cross undertakes criminal records checks on all individuals who regularly work with or have access to children and vulnerable adults.

We are committed to welcoming people from the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

The British Red Cross, incorporated by Royal Charter 1908, is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738).

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