Chief Executive Officer

Amnesty International

Our aim is simple: an end to human rights abuses. Independent, international, and influential, we campaign for justice, fairness, freedom and truth wherever they are denied. Already our network of over ten million people is making a difference in almost every country in the world. Whether we are applying pressure through powerful research or direct lobbying, mass demonstrations or online campaigning, we are all inspired by hope for a better world. One where human rights are enjoyed by all.

The Role

We are now looking for an open, bold, visionary, and inclusive leader with a demonstrable passion and interest in human rights to continue to deliver our new strategy. As our new Chief Executive, you will lead the organisation at a pivotal point of culture change and human rights challenge, working with the two Boards, Senior Leadership Team, wider staff team, union members and activists to deliver our new strategy to achieve lasting change.

We are looking for someone who can develop and maintain a positive, accountable, transparent, and impactful organisation.  A strategic thinker, you will be used to operating in complex organisations and will understand what constitutes good governance. You will have good insight into culture change and high emotional intelligence to connect with and inspire others. You will also be responsive and engaged, and able to develop links with our activists and understand what it means to be a genuinely member-led movement. 

We are open and accountable and are committed to working as an anti-racist organisation and are on a journey towards being a more diverse and inclusive movement and our leadership needs to reflect this. We welcome applications from everyone and particularly encourage applications from people from an ethnic minority background, older people, trans and non-binary people, and people with a disability to help us achieve a balanced representation in our workforce, especially at senior grades.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.