New Vacancy

Director

The Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross is seeking a new Director

Position: Director, Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross

Location: Turks & Caicos Islands

The Turks & Caicos Islands Red Cross is the premier voluntary service provider of humanitarian services to people of most need in the Turks & Caicos Islands. Our mission is to mobilise the power of humanity so that individuals and communities have the capacity to prepare for, deal with and recover from crisis.

Overall Purpose of the Post

  • To be the “face of the Red Cross” within TCI and regionally when required,
    integrating all activities and promoting the work of the organisation.
  • To lead and manage the development, delivery and sustainability of
    programmes within the organisation’s overall strategic framework.

Line management of: Disaster Risk Officer, Thrift Shop Manager, Administrative Officer

Duration: Initial 2-year Contract with possibility of extension

Context: The TCI Red Cross is an Overseas Branch of the British Red Cross and is mandated to
help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. It is part of a global voluntary
network, responding to conflicts, natural disasters and individual emergencies.
TCI Red Cross aims to enable vulnerable people in the Turks and Caicos Islands to
prepare for and withstand disasters and emergencies in their communities and, when the
crisis is over, to assist them to recover and move on with their lives.

Although an Overseas Branch of the British Red Cross, the TCI Red Cross is self-
governing, with its own Governing Committee and constitution. It operates with a team of

volunteers and three staff including the Director, Disaster Risk Officer and a part-time
Thrift Shop Manager.

    Main Responsibilities
    Strategic and operational planning and reporting

    • Support the board in developing the organisation’s strategic vision in line with the
      Red Cross mandate, the broad framework of the British Red Cross’s corporate
      strategy, the regional strategic goals of the International Federation of Red Cross
      and Red Crescent Societies, based on an analysis of needs in TCI.
    • Develop and ensure implementation of operational plans to support the delivery of
      TCI Red Cross strategic goals Develop and implement programmes that respond
      to local needs, especially in response to disasters and emergencies
    • Collate information on the implementation of plans and provide regular reports to the
      TCI Red Cross Governing Committee, British Red Cross and any other relevant
      organisations, including donors.
      Financial planning and control
    • Responsible for financial management of the TCI Red Cross, including budgetary
      monitoring and control
    • Develop, in consultation with the Treasurer, an annual budget for recommendation
      to the Committee and monitor its implementation (income/expenditure,
      budget/actuals)
    • Provide timely quarterly financial reports (income/expenditure, budget/actuals) for
      review and approval by the Governing Committee, to be shared with the British Red
      Cross.
    • Ensure that audited financial statements are prepared each year for approval by
      the Governing Committee and subsequently by the AGM, and are submitted to the
      British Red Cross
    • Provide regular financial reports and updates on project funds to other donors.
      Operational Management
    • Direct and supervise staff and volunteers in their implementation of Branch
      plans and policies.
    • Oversee the delivery of efficient and cost-effective services by the TCI Red Cross.
    • Ensure the proper management of all Branch properties and assets.
    • Report to and consult with the TCI Red Cross Chair on important issues and
      ensure that the Board and British Red Cross are kept informed of any key risks.
      Development of Services
    • Review humanitarian needs within the TCI on a regular basis to ensure that
      activities, including development, implementation or cessation of programmes are
      focussed on addressing the needs of the most vulnerable
    • Ensure the development of the TCI Red Cross disaster response capacity in order to
      meet its commitments to the Government of TCI.
    • Development of a robust and sustainable First Aid training service
    • Ensure professional, consistent and current good practice in all activities by staff and
      volunteers
      Fund-raising and public relations
    • Ensure that effective and co-ordinated fund-raising and public relations activities are
      planned and implemented to enable the TCI Red Cross to deliver its budgeted
      objectives.
    • Develop and implement communication and advocacy activities for the TCI
      Red Cross.
    • Ensure that the work of the TCI Red Cross is actively promoted throughout
      the islands.
    • Be a spokesperson for the TCI Red Cross for operational matters.
      Staff and volunteers
    • Motivate and lead a team of staff and volunteers.
    • Responsible for the recruitment and selection of staff in accordance with
      agreed internal policies and guidelines and with statutory requirements and
      local regulations.
    • Set annual objectives for staff and monitor the implementation of these objectives,
      through regular documented 1:1 meetings and an annual appraisal.
    • Responsible for the recruitment and induction of volunteers, ensuring that
      they receive suitable training, support and management.
    • Promote an environment of learning by participating in and providing and
      supporting professional development opportunities for employees and volunteers.
    • Provide effective leadership in recognising, rewarding and motivating volunteers
      and employees that leads to high performance.
      External liaison
    • Strengthen existing links, and identify and develop new links, with communities in
      order to support their risk reduction activities.
    • Develop and maintain constructive working relationships with Government
      departments, statutory bodies and non-government organisations/agencies which
      operate in areas relevant to the work of the TCI Red Cross, with particular
      emphasis on the areas of disaster response and risk reduction.
    • Oversee the representation of the TCI Red Cross on relevant government
      committees or similar.
    • Represent the TCI Red Cross at regional meetings.
    • Maintain effective contacts with the British Red Cross UK Office, the regional office
      of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and other
      BRC Overseas Branches. Additionally, engage in contacts with National Societies in
      the region on relevant matters, keeping the BRC appropriately informed.
      General
    • Uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent
      Movement and work within the British Red Cross’ Equal Opportunities Policy.

    The Red Cross helps vulnerable people in crisis whoever and wherever they are. The Director will
    lead the organization and provide financial and operational oversight of the organization’s
    activities. The Director will also lead the development and implementation of fundraising and
    income-generation activities, with the aim of achieving sustainable programmes and activities.

    The Job Description and Application Form may be collected at the TCI Red Cross office, Sunshine
    Plaza, Leeward Highway, Providenciales, or requested via email from secretary@redcross.org.tc or
    chair@redcross.org.tc.

    You will need proven experience in organizational, programme and financial management. You will have experience managing significant budgets and operating plans and a well-developed understanding of the Government, statutory and voluntary sectors in which the TCI Red Cross
    works.

    Salary: Salary is in the range of $36,000 – $45,000 per annum, commensurate with qualifications and experience. We are committed to welcoming people for the widest possible diversity of background, culture and experience.

    Kindly note that the Application Form must be submitted. Consideration will not be given to a
    CV. The completed Application Form and supporting documents may be emailed to:

    secretary@redcross.org.tc or chair@redcross.org.tc

    Or they may be delivered in a sealed envelope to:
    The Chairman
    Turks and Caicos Islands Red Cross
    Sunshine Plaza, Leeward Highway
    Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands

    The closing date for receipt of applications is November 4th 2023.