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Director, Foundational Services, Flexible (UK, NL, SG, KE)

United Kingdom
Status finalstages
Tags Generalist HR HR Operations & Shared Services


Date posted

13 Feb 2024

The Company

ChapmanCG is proud to partner with WWF International, the global Secretariat of one of the world’s largest and most respected independent conservation organisations, World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), to appoint a newly created role of Director, Foundational Services. This position can be based in the UK, the Netherlands, Kenya or Singapore.
WWF operates as an autonomous conservation organisation active in nearly 100 countries, dedicated to preserving the natural world for the well-being of both humans and wildlife. Engaging with various individuals and communities, they are part of a coalition urging global leaders to initiate the restoration of nature by 2030. The organisation has global reach. There are comprehensive national WWF operations in certain countries, while others host offices dedicated to specific conservation initiatives, collaborating to build a sustainable future.

The Role

The Director, Foundational Services will be responsible for all aspects of HR operations, administration, HRIS, Data Analytics, C&B, and HSS. This position reports directly to the Executive Director, People & Culture, and will be managing a team of 10 people across the globe. The Director of Foundational Services will work closely with the Head of Employee Services, Head of Compensation and Benefits, HSS (Health, Safety, Security) Expert, HRIS team, as well as local and regional P&C members and corporate functions. The Director will build a skilled and capable team that delivers high-quality results in a timely manner, while also providing coaching and guidance to direct reports and the extended team to foster their professional development.  

The Individual

To be considered for the role, you should have a minimum of 15 years of progressive experience in HR, C&B, and systems operations, preferably in a complex, matrix, international environment. It is crucial that you demonstrate genuine enthusiasm for WWF’s mission and have the ability to navigate diverse situations and handle confidential matters. You must have a proven track record in overseeing foundational HR services such as HR operations, C&B, HRIS, etc. The role requires you to cultivate relationships, communicate effectively, embrace challenges, and be comfortable with providing and receiving constructive feedback from others.


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At a Glance
  • Job Function
    Generalist HR HR Operations & Shared Services
  • Industry
    Professional Services & Consulting
  • International Coverage
  • Global HQ
  • Global revenue
    US$1 Billion and under
  • Solid Report To
    Executive Director, People & Culture
  • Potential upsides
    This is a unique opportunity to work with a highly valued organisation deeply committed to its mission of sustaining the natural world for the well-being of both humanity and wildlife.
  • Potential challenges
    Must feel comfortable navigating ambiguities and possess the adaptability to work within defined regulations and frameworks.
  • Job Reference

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