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Director – to lead and deliver IFF’s next chapter

International Futures Forum


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IFF develops the capacity and releases the potential in persons, communities, organisations and systems at all levels to meet the complex challenges of today’s powerful times.


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Job Title: Director Contract: Full time (based on a four-day working week)

Location: UK – although open to discussion. Mostly remote working with periodic visits to IFF’s home in Fife, Scotland

Salary: £48,000 pa (subject to negotiation for the right candidate)


The Opportunity

IFF develops the capacity and releases the potential in persons, communities, organisations and systems at all levels to meet the complex challenges of today’s powerful times. At a moment of heightened global uncertainty, when this experience is needed more than ever, we are seeking a new Director to lead IFF’s next chapter. This work is yours to support and yours to create. The ambition for the role is to have someone take direction of the organisation with fresh vision and entrepreneurial energy, to make the most of IFF’s abundant networks and practical experience at a time of real need.

The Role

IFF’s Director is the principal public face of the organisation, responsible for maintaining its reputation, values and integrity; maintaining and growing relationships of mutual benefit with IFF’s many friends, partners, networks and community members; overseeing its operational processes and motivating a small team of staff, partners and volunteers to support a healthy and inspirational organisation.

Note that the founding Director, Graham Leicester, will be stepping back into a non-executive role as a member of the wider IFF community like others in the IFF’s founding international clan. He will support a smooth handover and thereafter participate as a delivery and/or development partner in support of the new Director as desired.

The principal roles of the new Director are as follows:

1. Leadership: Maintain the integrity and quality of IFF as a whole, including its qualities of being as well as doing, its spirit and purpose, its relevance and solvency, and give assurance to Trustees, sponsors, clients and community members on this point.

2. Business Development: Design IFF’s strategy for the next phase of its development, including a plan for how IFF’s potential contribution to this moment will gather support from sponsors (investors, funders, clients, practitioners, supporters, the wider public and so on) and realise the necessary financial contribution.

3. Delivery: Nurture the potential of initiatives already gaining momentum in IFF (eg Kitbag, 21st century competencies, health and care transformation, Three Horizons practice) and work with the wider team on prioritisation, delivery and evaluation of activity, generating and deciding on new ideas and opportunities, and ensuring positive engagement and motivation.

4. Practice: Sustain and develop the IFF approach to complex system transition and its associated craft. Lead and participate in IFF projects and programmes. Maintain and grow the practitioner base in IFF’s widespread learning community.

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