Deputy Chief Impact Officer (1992)

Oxfam is a global movement of people working together to end the injustice of poverty.


Do you have experience in the international solidarity sector, preferably in a Confederated/Federated structure or senior leadership at country level?


Do you have experience managing complexity, transformation and delivering change to culture, processes, and ways of working?


Do you have proven track record of managing and delivering complex projects and providing data and insights to decision-makers, with good attention to detail?


We are looking for a Deputy Chief Impact Officer at a pivotal time of transition and change for the organisation.


The Role:


Jointly with the rest of the Impact Leadership Team (ILT), to provide strategic direction and leadership in line with our feminist and decolonial approach and our values. To lead strategic planning, culture and well-being work, process improvement, collaborative ways of working, and business operations to enable the wider Division to succeed. To programme manage the delivery of Impact Division transformation plans to embed decolonial approaches and ways of working to 2030, collaborating across and beyond the Division.


What we are looking for:


We’re looking for a candidate who cares about Oxfam's mission to end poverty and is personally aligned to our feminist principles and values of empowerment, accountability and inclusion in all you do.


An ideal candidate for the role will also be / have:


  • A deep commitment to feminist, anti-racist and decolonial practice
  • Experience in the international solidarity sector, preferably in a Confederated/Federated structure
  • Experience managing complexity, transformation and delivering change to culture, processes, and ways of working
  • An inspiring, collaborative leader and communicator
  • Excellent facilitation skills, with proven ability to build collaborative, open and inclusive design processes
  • Proven track record of managing and delivering complex projects and providing data and insights to decision-makers, with good attention to detail


We offer:


We offer a competitive salary and a range of additional benefits to staff including flexible working options, generous pension scheme, annual leave, additional leave allowances, company sick pay, life assurance and a range of other benefits.


From the day you join Oxfam we invite you to stretch and learn in your role. Our wide range of Learning & Development opportunities includes in-house courses, e-learning modules, on-the job learning opportunities, coaching and mentoring, and much more. 


You can read more about all Oxfam has to offer here.




We believe flexible working is key to building the Oxfam of the future, so we’re open to talking through the type of flexible arrangements which might work for you. We think this role would work particularly well with compressed hours, or as a home-based role with occasional travel to Oxford, Manchester, and London. Note the post-holder must have the right to work in the UK.


How to apply:


As part of your online application, please upload your up to date CV and Cover Letter explaining your suitability against the essential criteria in the job profile.



Our values and commitment to safeguarding


Oxfam is committed to preventing any type of unwanted behaviour at work including sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse, lack of integrity and financial misconduct; and committed to promoting the welfare of children, young people, adults and beneficiaries with whom Oxfam GB engages. Oxfam expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment through our code of conduct. We place a high priority on ensuring that only those who share and demonstrate our values are recruited to work for us.


The post holder will undertake the appropriate level of training and is responsible for ensuring that they understand and work within the safeguarding policies of the organisation.


All offers of employment will be subject to satisfactory references and appropriate screening checks, which can include criminal records and terrorism finance checks. Oxfam GB also participates in the Inter Agency Misconduct Disclosure Scheme.  In line with this Scheme, we will request information from job applicants’ previous employers about any findings of sexual exploitation, sexual abuse and/or sexual harassment during employment, or incidents under investigation when the applicant left employment. By submitting an application, the job applicant confirms his/her understanding of these recruitment procedures.


We are committed to ensuring diversity and gender equality within our organisation and encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds to apply.


About us


Oxfam is a global community who believe poverty isn’t inevitable. It’s an injustice that can be overcome. We are shop volunteers, women’s right activists, marathon runners, aid workers, coffee farmers, street fundraisers, goat herders, policy experts, campaigners, water engineers and more. And we won’t stop until everyone can live life without poverty for good.


Oxfam GB is a member of international confederation of 21 organisations working together with partners and local communities in the areas of humanitarian, development and campaigning, in more than 90 countries. 


A thriving diverse Oxfam:


It’s people power that brings about change. To play our part as a global organisation working to overcome poverty and inequality, we need equality, diversity and inclusion across our community of staff, partners and volunteers. Together, we’re committed to becoming a more diverse workforce, better able to tackle the global challenges that face our world today.


To do that:

  • We need to dismantle the unequal power structures that exist everywhere, this including Oxfam and the wider development and charity sectors.
  • We need an inclusive Oxfam where everyone can bring who they are to our work and feels celebrated for the differences they bring.
  • We want and need everyone, and that means we need you.




  • Location:
    UK, at least 2-4 days a month in Oxford, Manchester and/or London. Flexibility to work from home within our hybrid working arrangements.
  • Hours:
    36 hours per week
  • Salary:
    £63,250 - £77,220 FTE
  • Region:
    Impact Leadership
  • Job Family:
  • Division:
  • Grade:
  • Job Type:
    Open ended
  • Closing Date:
    17 April 2024
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