Executive Director

Closing date

This is an exceptional opportunity to lead INASP.  Working closely with Board, staff and a wide range of stakeholders, the Executive Director is responsible for developing and implementing our vision for the future and promoting a culture of impact, learning and innovation.

You will inspire, motivate and develop a committed staff team and will shape development of strategic objectives, taking responsibility for sourcing and increasing funding from a range of sources in order to ensure the long-term sustainability of the organisation. As our foremost ambassador, you will ensure INASP is represented positively and visibly in all relevant forums and that the impact of our work is clearly communicated to stakeholders and partners. 

Already working in a senior role, you are a proven leader with successful people management experience. Excellent communication skills, financial acumen, strong decision-making and fundraising skills are essential to this role as well as a commitment to collaborative working. 

For further details, see the full job description and person specification.


This is a full time permanent role based at the Oxford office and may involve significant travel.

A competitive salary will be offered in line with experience.

Please note: you must be eligible to live and work in the United Kingdom in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006.  We cannot sponsor anyone who does not already have this right and in order to be considered for this post you will need to provide proof of your right to work in the UK.  If in doubt of your status, see the UK Government’s website for clarification: https://www.gov.uk/browse/visas-immigration/work-visas


How to apply

Applications should be made by email to Linda Willis on lwillis@inasp.info and should include:

  1. A full CV
  2. A personal statement of no more than 2 sides of A4 outlining how you meet the essential and/or desirable criteria in the job description, what you would bring to the role and your salary expectations
  3. Details of your right to work in the UK: either 
    1. UK/EEA/Swiss citizen (except Croatian nationals who require ARC documentation); or
    2. details of work permit /visa.
  4. Where you saw the job advert e.g. (INASP website, Bond)

Applications will only be considered if they provide all the above.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday 31 July 2018, 5 pm GMT   

1st Interviews will be held with a panel from the Board of Trustees on 24 August 2018 in London. 2nd interviews will be held on 30th August 2018 in Oxford

Successful candidates selected for interview will be notified and sent interview details including advance preparation requirement. 

Please note we reserve the right to close applications early if a large number of applications are received.

We will not accept applications through agencies.

Data Protection

As part of your application to work for INASP you will share some personal information with

us, like your name, address, telephone number and email address. We will only use that information to process your application and to monitor recruitment statistics. We will not share it with any third parties without your permission. 

Personal information about unsuccessful candidates will be held securely for 12 months after the recruitment exercise has been completed, it will then be destroyed or deleted. We retain de-personalised statistical information about applicants to help inform our recruitment activities, but no individuals are identifiable from that data.

If you are subsequently employed by INASP, we will compile a file relating to your

employment. The information contained in it will be kept secure and will only be used for purposes directly relevant to your employment. Once your employment with INASP has ended we will retain your file for 6 years in accordance with our retention schedule and then delete it.