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Finance and Operations Administrator

£37,000 per year
Contract (18 months)
Job description

Application Closing Date: December 31, 2023 at 23:00 GMT

Location: Flexible within the UK (with the right to work in the UK a must).

Term: full time - 35 hours a week 

Organisation: Global Greengrants Fund UK

Salary: Salaries at Global Greengrants Fund UK (GGF UK) are dependent on applicable salary scales, internal pay policies including equity considerations and budget. Due to the ways in which salary negotiations perpetuate existing structural inequities, GGF UK has moved away from salary negotiation processes for any candidate. Our best offer for this position is £37,000 per annum for an 18-month fixed term contract. 

Benefits: We have improved our benefits package and we now offer 10% employer’s pension contribution, remote and flexible remote working, generous family and sick leave, employee assistance programme, health and life insurances, 28 days annual leave plus all UK bank holidays.

About Global Greengrants Fund:

Global Greengrants Fund (GGF) supports grassroots activists and civil society organisations around the world working to address environmental and social justice in over 160 countries.  GGF applies a participatory and decentralised model in making grants to grassroots groups through regional and thematic boards of advisors, global partner networks and independent funds, to support grassroots environmental and social justice action.

Global Greengrants Fund comprises two organisations located in the USA, Global Greengrants Fund Inc (established in 1993), and Global Greengrants Fund UK (established in 2012). The two organisations work closely together with a shared grantmaking programme and strategic collaboration at the senior leadership level. GGF UK consists of nine staff members working on fundraising and influencing philanthropy; finance; communications; and operations, with all of these functions operating autonomously but in close collaboration with their US counterpart functions.

In 2023, Global Greengrants Fund is amid a strategic journey in which we collectively centre our values, including diversity, equity and inclusion, and organisational care in our work, and to rediscover our identity and potential after 30 years of work. We have experienced tremendous growth over the past two years and we are thoughtfully, yet rapidly, growing our annual grantmaking, our philanthropic advocacy, and our global partnerships and collaborations to new levels. This includes creating a globally networked learning organisation and transforming our organisational culture to be more collaborative and self-steering – we call this our transformational journey. The Finance and Operations Administrator needs to understand the challenges and opportunities that come with these transformations and is able to remain flexible, steady, and adaptable.    

The role

Global Greengrants Fund UK is looking to hire an energetic and passionate individual who will play a key role in collaborating across teams to support finance and operations. They work to ensure that all financial transactions are entered and recorded correctly, that all payment related queries are followed up to completion and that all financial records are maintained appropriately. They will support the grant making processes by working with the grants management team to track and monitor payment processes to completion, including through liaising with payment service providers. They will undertake general operations and administration duties, including supporting recruitments, being the first point of contact for suppliers and vendors, purchasing and maintaining equipment and scheduling meetings and events. 

As part of the finance and operations team, they will join a growing team currently staffed by four members in the UK. In the present accountability structures the Finance and Operations Administrator, GGF UK is line managed by the Director of Finance and Operations, GGF UK while building and working in more self-organised and collaborative ways.

The candidate profile.

The successful applicant will have significant relevant experience in a similar role in a charitable, environmental, development, and/or grant-making organisation. They demonstrate knowledge and experience in charity/nonprofit grant accounting/financial issues and dealing with financial information and processes, and understand accounting principles, and have knowledge of accounting and budgeting processes. They demonstrate excellent administrative and organisational skills, and the ability to ensure accuracy of work and demonstrate precise attention to detail. They have experience dealing with administrative processes and office administration, especially in a non-profit, remote organisation. They will have skills to give, receive and work with feedback constructively. They also thrive in a virtual environment, motivated to take on challenges and collaboratively find innovative and creative solutions. English fluency is a must.

The right candidate will understand GGF’s core values and be committed to the guiding principles and mission of GGF and ensure they uphold them in the way they take up the responsibilities of the role.

Posted on: 29 November 2023
Closed date: 29 December 2023 at 23:59
Tags: Admin, Finance, Operations

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