Position: Director of Global Systems Change
Salary: c. £80,000
Closing date: 31/01/2021 (day/month/year)
Lumos is an international children’s charity founded in 2005
by children’s author J.K. Rowling to end the harmful practice of
institutionalisation of children. Lumos’ mission is to fight for every child’s
right to a family by transforming care systems around the world. Our vision is for all children to grow up in
safe and loving families.
over 10 years Lumos has worked directly in a number of countries to safely
transform systems of care and protection, helping to ensure children can grow
up in loving families rather than harmful orphanages, and demonstrating that
change is possible.
the milestones achieved, millions of children continue to live in institutions
globally and until more countries adopt quality system-wide reform at national
levels, this grave problem will persist.
national governments and major stakeholders are increasingly committing to
transition away from harmful institutional models of care. However, many lack
the know-how to develop holistic alternative solutions which support family and
community-based care and it is not possible for Lumos and others in our sector
to work directly in every country.
Leveraging its extensive
experience and expertise, Lumos has restructured as a global centre for systems
change. Working in collaboration with strategic partners to provide remote
targeted support, technical advice and training, the global centre for systems
change will help to build the capacity of national governments and other major
stakeholders to lead safe, sustainable and system-wide reform. This will allow
Lumos’ work to benefit more children and families and achieve an impact greater
than the sum of its parts.
The Director of Global Systems Change will report to the
Chief Executive Officer, responsible for delivering the systems change strategy
in close collaboration with other members of the Executive Leadership Team.
The position is responsible for developing and delivering
Lumos’ strategy to promote the adoption of high-quality care reform by national
governments around the world.
The Global Systems Change Group will comprise the following
post holder will provide leadership across the Group and ensure that Lumos’
Global Systems Change Group is built into an integrated team.
senior leader, the post holder will be comfortable working within a culturally
diverse organisation and promoting Lumos’s commitment to Equality, Diversity
and Inclusion. They will be a
collaborative leader, engaging staff at all levels and developing them to
achieve their full potential.
The role will require
international travel, both to other Lumos offices, to countries in which Lumos
is working and to strategic events and conferences.
The Director of Global Systems Change will:
is seeking a senior professional with extensive experience of developing
frameworks and interventions that can be taken to scale. The ideal candidate will have an
entrepreneurial mindset, with a keen eye for developing strategic relationships
that can lead to transformational change for children.
post will hold significant strategic relationships both internally and
externally – and will be comfortable operating flexibly with colleagues from
different disciplines, sectors and contexts.
ideal candidate will have:
Please send a letter of application stating the
skills and approach that you would bring to the post with your CV/resume (no
photos) in strict confidence by email only to Karem Armstrong at (see email below). Please
ensure that they are sent as Word or PDF documents with the titles “your name
cover letter” and “your name CV” Please put “Lumos – Dir Global Systems Change”
in the email subject line.
full applicant’s pack with more information and diversity and inclusion and
safeguarding policies is available upon request.
The deadline for applications is Sunday the 31st January 2021
Response email: Click here to email the recruiter
Preferred method of response: Email
Closing date: 2021-01-31
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