Director of International Development - Job Vacancy

June 10, 2019

The MCF is a dynamic and influential charity working with police, children’s services, education, health, NGO personnel and Government to better protect children who have been abused online and to support them and their families on their road to recovery.

The post of Director of International Development offers an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to develop the MCF Global Protection Online Network and its associated projects. There will be opportunities to work in partnership with countries and colleagues across the world to better protect children. This is a new position within the organisation and offers the chance to develop and appoint a small team of workers dedicated to international working.

Job Title

Director of International Development


MCF’s offices, Masham – location for this post is flexible


£45,000 pro rata

Working hours

This is a full-time position (37.5 hours a week) carried out during normal office hours from the MCF office. However, the pattern of hours may vary according to operational needs and international travel requirement where appropriate.

Contract Type

Permanent after probationary period (3 months). In addition to two satisfactory references, the post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS check.

Annual Leave

27 days per annum plus statutory holidays

Closing date

28th June 2019

Interview date and information

10th July 2019 - in addition to a formal interview you will be asked to deliver a 15-minute presentation (10mins for presentation and 5mins for questions and discussion).


  • Direct and lead all aspects of MCF’s international work
  • Develop strategy for the roll-out of the Global Protection Online Network
  • Develop and implement a strategy for ensuring sustainability of international work
  • Develop, manage and monitor budgets
  • Develop and implement a project evaluation plan, including evidence of impact
  • Project reporting on a regular basis to the CEO, Board and external organisations where required


  • Highly motivated with strong leadership qualities
  • Experience of working with international partners
  • Proven track record in the field of online abuse of children
  • Demonstrable ability to think and plan strategically
  • Experience of working collaboratively with external organisations
  • Excellent planning and organisational skills
  • Demonstrable commitment to equality and diversity and a sensitivity to issues of children, gender orientation, race and religion
  • Educated at degree level or above

For further information, informal discussion or to request an application form please e-mail or telephone 01765 688827. All applications must be made by completing an application form, CVs will not be accepted. The Marie Collins Foundation is an equal opportunities employer.

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