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Chief Executive Officer

ISWAN is a leading international seafarers’ welfare NGO that promotes the welfare of seafarers worldwide. Our current CEO is retiring in 2021, and we are looking for a new leader to take the organisation to its next stage. With offices in the UK, India, and the Philippines, ISWAN runs a range of programmes and services that improve the physical and mental wellbeing of seafarers worldwide. The main programme is SeafarerHelp, the free and confidential 24-hour helpline for seafarers and their families. Over recent years ISWAN has developed a widely respected programme that seeks to improve the mental wellbeing of seafarers. ISWAN is a membership organisation with members from shipping companies, unions, insurers, welfare agencies, and governments.

Responsible for 22 staff the role requires the ability to develop constructive partnerships with a range of different organisations, including funders, in the maritime world. The role will also require working closely with the board of trustees.

We are looking for a creative, collaborative, and inspiring individual. We need the new CEO to lead and shape ISWAN’s strategic direction. The successful candidate will have experience in service delivery, fundraising and business development, marketing and communications; corporate governance; finance and, ideally, knowledge of seafarers and shipping.

We promote a working environment in which diversity is recognised, valued and encouraged. We are committed to principles of fairness and mutual respect where everyone accepts the concept of individual responsibility. Our policies seek to ensure job applicants and employees are treated fairly and without favour or prejudice. We are committed to applying this throughout all areas of employment.

The job role and person specification can be downloaded below.

For more information on ISWAN see www.seafarerwelfare.org and www.seafarerhelp.org.

Salary circa £50,000 - £55,000

Closing date: 20th November 2020

Application by letter (strictly no more than 800 words) and CV (strictly no more than 3 A4 pages) to jobs@iswan.org.uk. All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

First interviews: week commencing 7th December 2020

Second interviews: week commencing 11th January 2021

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