Senior Manager (Technical Team)
Contract Type: Permanent, 35 hours per week
Salary: circa £50,000 inclusive of Inner London Weighting
About the role
The Senior Manager (Technical Team) is responsible for leading a team of technical advisers whose role is to champion good practice and technical quality in all of the British Red Cross’s (BRC’s) emergency responses, programmes and partnerships, remain abreast of developments within the relevant sector and to ensure decision-making is based upon evidence.
The Senior Manager will lead on strategy development and ensure that the team functions effectively, strengthening internal ways of working to allow the team to provide streamlined and integrated technical input into programmes and emergency responses.
They will provide excellent team leadership and strong line management to between 5 and 7 Advisors and the Team Assistant. They will maintain oversight of programmes and initiatives and manage the team’s budgets and resources.
Externally, the Senior Manager will build strong partnerships with technical leads from within the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement and the wider sector and ensure that learning is captured and disseminated to improve the quality of programmes supported by BRC and our partners.
About the team
The Technical and Advisory Team is part of the Emergencies, Global Surge and Technical Advisory (ESTA) Team that sits within the International Directorate of the British Red Cross. The team consists of Advisor’s specialising in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), Food Security and Livelihoods (FSL), Health, and Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH).
The Technical & Advisory team provide integrated and thematic technical and advisory specialist services, to ensure good practice and technical quality in international programmes, partnerships and emergency responses supported by BRC. It also supports the wider work of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, supporting and leading on initiatives, research and the development of resources in each of the thematic areas.
The team works in partnership both externally with Red Cross and Red Crescent National Societies and internally, within a matrix relationship with the regional staff of the BRC Programmes & Partnerships department, including advisory staff located within the regional programme teams.
About the person
The ideal candidate will bring technical expertise and good working knowledge of the advisor themes (DRR, FSL, Health and WASH) from within the humanitarian and/or international development sector.
You will be a proficient leader, with strong management skills and proven experience of providing adaptive line management that encourages and develops others.
As a person, you will be an effective communicator who is good at establishing relationships, collaborating with others and influencing decision makers to lead change.
We will be operating this recruitment on a rolling basis and applications will be reviewed when they are received. Therefore, you are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
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Should you have any questions on this role please email us at quoting reference REQ0000029VZ in the subject bar.
We offer a wide range of staff benefits, these include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* Up to 6% contributory pension
* Flexible working policy
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A little bit more about us...
The British Red Cross help anyone, anywhere in the UK; get the support they need if crisis strikes. From hiring a wheelchair or dealing with loneliness, to adjusting to life in a new country - we're there when you need us.
Our organisation was born out of a desire to bring help without discrimination. Impartiality and neutrality have been central values for the Red Cross since we started.
At the British Red Cross, we are looking for the best people to help us provide support to millions of people affected by crisis in the UK. We want our team to reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, offering equal opportunities to everyone, regardless of; age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.
Diversity is something we celebrate and we want you to be able to bring your authentic-self to the Red Cross. We want you to feel that you are in an inclusive environment, and a great position to help us spread the power of kindness.
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If you are appointed to a role within BRC you will be subject to the organisation’s Code of Conduct, a copy of which you can find on our website.
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