SAFE (Save Animals From Exploitation) is New Zealand’s leading animal advocacy organisation.

Founded in 1932, SAFE aims to make significant improvements to the lives of animals by raising awareness, challenging cruel practices, changing attitudes and fostering compassion so that they are no longer exploited or abused by humans. With over 20,000 members, supporters and a small group of dedicated staff, SAFE undertakes high-profile campaigns, public stalls, displays, demonstrations, meetings, education services and research to foster a more informed understanding of the state of human-animal relations in contemporary Aotearoa New Zealand.

We are seeking a people leader who is passionate about animal rights and welfare to join and lead the team at SAFE.

The CEO role is pivotal to the implementation of the SAFE’s strategic objectives and the delivery of key SAFE initiatives.  Supported by a highly motivated and effective team of staff and volunteers, you will be a committed vegan who is driven to make a difference and who enjoys diversity and challenge in their work.

You will be a strong leader, able to build a build and lead a high performance team.  You will ensure that SAFE’s strategic plan, campaigns, policies, events, promotional activities, education programmes and external communications, including SAFE’s media profile, are aligned with SAFE’s goals.  Additionally, you will be responsible for staff and financial performance, and ensuring appropriate organisation risk mitigation is carried out.

To be considered for this role you will need to demonstrate:

Knowledge and genuine commitment to animal welfare and rights;
Demonstrated commitment to the goals and objectives of SAFE;
Proven financial management and reporting skills;
The ability to communicate clearly and compellingly;
Fund raising ability to support the organisation’s work;
Political astuteness and ability to engage at all levels;
Experience in reporting to a Board of Directors;
Experience leading and managing an organisation;
Depth of experience in animal rights advocacy;
Experience with media and being the public face of an organisation; and
Ability to develop and implement strategy.
If you can demonstrate these skills and attributes, this may be the remarkable opportunity you are looking for.  SAFE offers you an interesting and rewarding opportunity to contribute to animal rights and welfare in New Zealand.

This is a permanent position (40 hours a week).

If you want to be part of our work in 2018 and beyond, then please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@safe.org.nz by 5pm New Zealand time on 13 April 2018.

You can request a copy of the full job description from recruitment@safe.org.nz

We look forward to hearing from you.

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