People and Culture Lead
Animal Think Tank’s mission is to support the building of a broad-based anti-speciesist movement that has the power, resilience and longevity to ensure all individual animals have their rights to life, liberty and the security of person protected in UK law and embraced by society. We aim to achieve this by organising and mobilising people to engage in constructive work and nonviolent civil disobedience. Alongside this, we aim to assist the strategic direction, capacity and innovation of the wider movement, seeding any needed organisations, and supporting the many others working towards Animal Freedom in their own diverse ways. Our main areas of work include: Movement Building and Unity; Anti-speciesism; Strategy; Narrative Framing; Organising Structures; Culture; Nonviolence; Leadership Development; and Training.
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This role is about developing and leading a team that can create the conditions for everyone at ATT to flourish. It is also an organisational leadership role.
You will lead our People and Culture Circle, working closely with our Direction Lead (our current People and Culture Lead). The People and Culture Circle currently focuses on a range of areas including: embedding organisational culture best practice; implementing people related systems, policies, processes, agreements and spaces; leadership development; recruitment; and onboarding.
Much of the foundation work has been done and we believe we already have a healthy culture in place. However, we intend to grow quickly over the next 2 years from 10 full-timers to 25-30. This growth will require a well functioning People and Culture Circle to: deal with the complexity this growth will bring; ensure our culture can stay healthy and evolve and mature as needed; and support and steward the culture of the Social Movement ATT is seeding.
We are looking for someone who is committed to our mission, resonates strongly with our Core Values and has the capacity to embody, communicate and transmit these values in all aspects of their work. In particular we are looking for someone who is non-egotistical, caring and grounded. Someone who genuinely cares about the wellbeing of others, who can lead by example, who can remain calm when others are anxious, and can deal with situations with emotional and social intelligence and empathy, while maintaining healthy boundaries.
This role is an organisational leadership role as it sits in the Coordination Circle, alongside the Operations, Story-Based Strategy and Governance Circle Leads. We use Holacracy as a method of distributing management and authority across the organisation so our model of leadership is that of the servant leader. We aspire to be a Team of (servant) Leaders and believe we can do this best when we work together and support each other.
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