SE11, London (On-site)
circa £35,000 per year, depending on experience
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

We’re part of a global movement of over 60 Engineers Without Borders organisations and tens of thousands of committed individuals and organisations. Together, we are working to put global responsibility at the heart of engineering, to ensure a safe and just future for all. As a charity, we have long championed the need for engineers to understand the vital role that we all have to play in addressing the grand challenges facing society today. 

As society moves towards the deadline to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are striving to reach the tipping point for globally responsible engineering. We do this by inspiring, encouraging the engineering community to commit to global responsibility, upskilling, so that people are equipped to put purpose into practice; and driving change, collaborating with companies, universities and a wide variety of organisations to accelerate globally responsible engineering becoming mainstream.

We are now looking for an individual to run, maintain and improve the processes and systems that support the day to day of the organisation, together with improving our organisational culture.

Job title: Operations Manager
Responsible for: Running, maintaining and improving the processes and systems that support the day to day of the organisation, together with improving our organisational culture.
Salary: circa £35,000, depending on experience
Location: London, UK with some flexibility to work remotely

Working closely with our acting Chief Operations Officer, Chief Executive, staff team, trustees and outsourced services, you will manage the processes and systems that support the day to day running of the organisation. You will also be expected to proactively identify opportunities for improvement, making informed recommendations and implementing once approved. This broad and varied remit means you’ll need to be comfortable balancing the day to day and making time to think and act strategically, taking into consideration our people and culture, data and best practice.

Whilst experience in HR, finance, governance might help you hit the ground running, it’s more important that you’re proactive, driven to complete tasks on time and to a high standard, have demonstrable experience in operational management and are interested in driving change in your area of work.

Your ongoing responsibilities will include:

  • Operational Management
  • Finance
  • People and Culture
  • Policies, Governance and Compliance

During your first year, you’ll get involved in a variety of organisational projects alongside the day-to-day, including:

  • Implementing the outcomes of our current HR review to further strengthen our working culture, recruitment and retention. There will be a particular focus on flexible working arrangements and office facilities.
  • Developing operational plans and budgets for the early years of our 2021-2030 strategy.
  • Supporting the acting Chief Operations Officer with the next phase of our digital transformation project.
  • Implementing improved monitoring and evaluation processes.

Diversity, equity and inclusion

Engineers Without Borders UK is guided by a set of principles that we believe will help ensure that all viewpoints and knowledge are heard, included and respected.

We especially encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQ+ people (we are a trans-inclusive organisation), people with disabilities, and people who have experienced other exclusion or marginalisation.

To apply 

Please apply by going to our website, there you will find further instructions on how to send your application, including your CV (two pages maximum) and a covering letter (up to two pages).

The deadline for applications is 5 pm (BST) Sunday 20 February 2022 and we expect to interview shortlisted candidates during w/c Monday 28 February 2022.

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More about Engineers Without Borders UK

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Refreshed on: 09 February 2022
Closed date: 20 February 2022 at 17:00
Tags: Operations, Governance

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