Global Head of Media 


United Kingdom 🇬🇧

Nigeria 🇳🇬

South Africa 🇿🇦

Job description

Global Head of Media
Salary: UK: £67,000 to £76,200 with excellent benefits
Nigeria: 27,901,873 to 34,877,342 NGN
South Africa: 1,336,257 to 1,674,234 ZAR
Location: UK, Nigeria or South Africa.
UK based: Hybrid Working, 2-3 days in the London office (Canary Wharf) ideally with flexibility.

Closing date: Applications will close by Sunday, 26th February 2023 at 23:59. Availability for interview required week commencing 6th and 20th March 2023.

Assessments will be carried during the later stages of recruitment process in the form of a psychometric assessment and presentation/task.

How to Apply: To see the full job pack, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Please answer the following questions when submitting your covering letter using no more than 2 sides of A4.

1. What excites you most about joining WaterAid?

2. This role will manage a highly competent and ambitious team of c.10 WaterAid colleagues. Please describe your leadership style and your interest in joining WaterAid as one of our new leaders.

3. What is the depth and breadth of your expertise in Global Media?

About WaterAid:

Want to use your skills in global and UK communications to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

We need passionate, creative and dedicated people. In return, you will be encouraged and empowered to be yourself at your very best. Together, we will make a bigger difference.

Join WaterAid to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation

About the Team:

The Global Head of Media will play a leadership role in a newly restructured UK Communications Department, lead our UK Media team and play a key role in our global approach to media.

The Media Team, consisting of Media including Celebrity Management, PR, UK and Global News, will play a strategic role in helping us to achieve our ambitious Global Strategy, specifically through the growth of our fundraising, advocacy and campaigning, as well as through a renewed focus on elevating our brand and the

importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) both within the UK and globally.

About the Role:

The Global Head of Media will play a crucial role in driving awareness of the water, sanitation and hygiene crisis and WaterAid’s role in addressing it. This is an exciting and unique chance to significantly increase our impact for our advocacy, fundraising and awareness through our work with the media.

In this role, you will use your expertise to develop and embed a clear vision and strategy for Global Media with specific focus on the UK.

You’ll also:

• Build excellent relationships with target journalists and media who will help us to reach our target audiences.

• Play a key role in our reputation management.

• Elevate our engagement of celebrity ambassadors, building relationships which help us to achieve our

• Seek opportunities to elevate the importance of WASH on the global agenda, specifically amongst key
audiences, and position WaterAid as the thought leaders within the WASH sector.

About You:
To be successful, you’ll need:

• Extensive experience of working in Global Media at a senior level.

• Inspiring leader who engages, coaches and empowers others through a clear vision, decisive action and strong strategic thinking with proven experience of successfully leading, managing and inspiring high calibre teams.

• Experience of managing and aligning large multi-functional teams.

• Experience of driving and managing change (including others) to achieve the organisation’s goals and

• Passionate about ending poverty and want to be a part of making it happen, with commitment to WaterAid’s
mission and values, and a working style that reflects these.

• Alignment with WaterAid’s values and a commitment to driving Diversity, Equality and Inclusion.

• Experience of working within or with Leadership Teams and influencing/advising at an Executive or Board of
Trustee level

Salary & Benefits
Salaries and benefits for different countries will vary in line with the location of the successful candidate and depending on experience. See further details below:

* UK – UK Grade 1
* Nigeria
* South Africa

Our Commitment

An inclusive workplace:
We are committed to being an organisation where everyone is included, respected, and empowered to be their best. We represent and celebrate our staff, partners and everyone we work with, and create a culture where everyone can reach their full potential.

Equal opportunities:
We are an equal opportunity, disability-confident employer and are dedicated to achieving the highest standards of diversity, equity and inclusion. We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, beliefs, customs, traditions and ways of life. This includes, but is not limited to, race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, national or social origin, health status, and economic or social situation.

We are also committed to protecting everyone we come into contact with. We have a zero-tolerance approach to abuse of power, privilege or trust across our global work, and any form of inappropriate behaviour, discrimination, abuse, bullying, harassment, or exploitation. Safeguarding the people and communities we work with, our staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf is our top priority, and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously.




IHE Delft MSc in Water and Sustainable Development