The Commonwealth Equality Network Secretariat Operations Manager

Location: Must be London-based
Closing Date: 21st Aug 2022
Chair of the Board of Trustees

Employment Type: Employed

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Salary: £41,000.00 Per Annum
Closing date: 21 August 2022 at 23:59 (London time)
Interviews: via Zoom, week commencing 22nd August 2022

The Commonwealth Equality Network (TCEN) is the first civil society network to sustainably advocate on behalf of LGBT+ people in the Commonwealth. Since its foundation in 2013, the network’s trajectory has been one of increasing profile, effectiveness, and influence: TCEN members have actively participated in Commonwealth spaces to raise the profile and mainstream the discussion of LGBT+ people and their rights and concerns, and to engage with national-level decision-makers and policymakers on these topics. The network currently comprises over 65 member organisations representing 47 Commonwealth countries drawn from all regions. Earlier this year, a new nine-member Management Committee was inaugurated. This Committee – with the support of the Secretariat and in consultation with the wider membership – will guide TCEN towards becoming an even more strategic, efficient and influential transnational group of LGBT+ human rights defenders and advocates.

This is an exciting opportunity for a committed, organised and dynamic individual to contribute to delivering the important work of the Secretariat of an ambitious, growing transnational network of LGBT+ civil society organisations.

The TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager joins TCEN at a critical time, as the network continues to consolidate progress and build momentum for its long-term development and growth. The role will help to manage and deliver a number of essential functions for the network. In particular, the TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager will largely dedicated to providing critical support and guidance to the Head of Secretariat and the network’s Management Committee and membership in the areas of network administration, governance, strategy, risk management, communications, regional engagement, member development and budget management, to ensure that TCEN is administered and managed effectively and provided with the support it requires to successfully implement its strategic goals and policy priorities.

This new, full-time position will be housed at Kaleidoscope Trust, in London, within a newly enlarged Secretariat team. The TCEN Secretariat Operations Manager will report to the Head of Secretariat and line manage a TCEN Secretariat Officer. All three roles are funded through grants that Kaleidoscope Trust has secured to support and strengthen TCEN’s operations and implementation of its collective advocacy.

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