Director - World Wellbeing Movement

Director - World Wellbeing Movement

Early 2022 will see the launch of a World Wellbeing Movement. This is a high-level campaign to persuade business leaders and policy-makers to make wellbeing a central objective and in particular to measure it. The Director will lead this campaign.

The campaign will be strongly evidence-based and this is why it is co-located with the Oxford Wellbeing Research Centre, which is its academic partner. The other partners of the campaign are global corporations and foundations leading in this field.

The Director will oversee the day-to-day running of the World Wellbeing Movement (WWM) on behalf of all WWM partners. The role will involve engaging with founding WWM members, generating interest from potential new members, and leading the operations and development of the movement. Pro-actively liaising with senior academics, business leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders will be a critical part of the Director role in order to fulfil the aim of the movement.

The Director will coordinate the communication within the WWM between members, the steering committee and its board, as well as public communications. The Director will be jointly responsible for recruitment, and we expect that a Communications and/or Policy Officer will be appointed early in 2022. The Director will report to and be supported by the Centre Manager and Director of the Wellbeing Research Centre, who will in turn report into the WWM steering committee composed of the movement’s other partners. The role is 3 years in the first instance, with the opportunity to extend this term based on performance and availability of funds.

If you believe you are the right fit in skills and experience for this role, we would love to hear from you. Please send your cover letter, CV, and the details of two referees in one PDF (with your covering letter first, your CV second, and lastly the details of your two referees) labelled with your name to wellbeing@hmc.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12pm (midday) on 10th January 2022 and shortlisted applicants will be contacted shortly afterwards. References will only be taken up for the successful candidate. Interviews will take place on the week commencing 24th January 2022.

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