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Head of Operations

Cambridge, Cambridgeshire (Hybrid)
£50,000 - £60,000 per year
Contract (An initial two year fixed-term contract, with possibility of extension )

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Job description

About Global Health 50/50:

Global Health 50/50 (GH5050) provides rigorous data and insight in the pursuit of gender equality within global health and across sectors, systems and frameworks. Established in 2017, GH5050 operates as an independent, evidence-driven initiative with charitable status registered in the UK. Our ethos revolves around the principles of human rights, particularly in relation to gender equality, and we are resolute in our commitment to effecting meaningful change.

At GH5050, we embrace an authoritative, analytical approach, underpinned by a genuine concern for social justice and equity. Our work transcends borders, drawing upon a wealth of data-led insights to inform policy, shape discourse, and drive tangible progress. As a trusted source of information and analysis, we serve as both catalyst and convener, fostering collaboration among diverse stakeholders to effect change.

While founded to monitor and act on inequalities and inequities in the global health sector, GH5050 is now embarking on an ambitious expansion into new sectors, including law and justice and finance and economics building upon our proven model of data-driven advocacy. By leveraging partnerships, engaging stakeholders, and amplifying marginalized voices, we aim to make enduring contributions to the global pursuit of gender parity and social justice.

Role Summary:

Global Health 5050 is seeking a hands-on Head of Operations to support the professional running of the charity. The successful candidate for this post is expected to play an integral role in contributing to the growth of GH5050, as well as taking a leading role in managing the day-to-day and longer-term operations of the charity.

We are looking for a motivated and proactive individual who is able to switch seamlessly between strategic thinking and in the detail execution. The ideal candidate will be capable of adapting to various responsibilities, whilst fostering a collaborative and flexible working environment across our small team.  We encourage applications from people who not only meet the person specification, but are excited by our mission and values.

Role Responsibilities:

●      Support the leadership of GH5050 and the key organisational management decisions that need to be made for the effective growth and operations of the charity.

●      Ensure effective internal communications by facilitating clear, consistent, and timely information sharing across all team members.

●      Own the candidate experience of our team from recruitment to onboarding, learning & development through to performance management and reward.

●      Implement and maintain HR policies, procedures, and best practices to ensure legal compliance for a fair and equitable workplace, using external experts (currently Safe HR) as needed.

●      Ensure the quality and effective operation of internal policies, including keeping core policies up to date, developing new policies, organising the review of existing policies.

●      Maintain the risk register and monitor and deliver priority activities to mitigate risk.

●      Own the implementation of a new organisation-wide programme management tool, ensuring seamless integration and securing team buy-in through effective communication and training initiatives.

●      Support the Co-CEOs to engage with the board of trustees. Prepare documents for board meetings; liaise with trustees to fix dates and meetings; support the effective operation of board meetings; develop proposals for trustee engagement; take minutes of board meetings and follow-up on action points; support the recruitment and onboarding of new trustees to the board.

●      Manage the operations functions including office rental agreements, our IT systems and providers, other suppliers of goods and services (insurance, HR, finance). Provide any other general operational and administrative support as appropriate, within the general scope and level of the post.

●      Ensure that GH5050 complies with legal and other statutory regulations, including leading and managing Charity reporting requirements to the Charity Commission and other relevant bodies and undertakes ongoing risk assessments and proposed mitigation measures as required.

●      Lead on Annual Returns to the Charity Commission in collaboration with the Finance Manager and Trustees and ensure timely and accurate reporting to HMRC.

●      Work with Deputy Director and the Finance Manager on the management of the financial resources and project grants of the Charity, ensuring that all expenditure complies with funder and legal regulations.

●      Direct line management of Finance Manager and Operations Executive. Support to ensure payroll, pensions, expenses, etc. are paid out in an accurate and timely manner and that new staff are enrolled in payroll / pensions etc.

Person specification: 

●      Bachelors-degree qualification or relevant professional experience.

●      Experience working in a similar or relevant role with a passion for the GH50/50 mission and where they can have impact.

●      Experience in human resources, policy creation and GDPR.

●      Experience engaging with NGO boards of trustees.

●      Demonstrated proficiency in managing teams, some of whom are based remotely.

●      Experience of working effectively in a team, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative professional relationships with a wide range of partners across diverse contexts, including whilst working remotely.

●      Experience working independently and flexibly. An ability to manage competing priorities and ensure projects are delivered on time and to a high standard. 

●      Strong familiarity with MS Excel and proficient in using a wide range of software.



●      Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including a good standard of written and verbal English

●      Excellent organisational and planning skills

●      Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team

●      Ability to lead and manage a largely remote team 

●      Ability to work to deadlines

●      Self-starting skills

●      An organised approach to time management

●      A commitment to social justice, gender equality and global health

All Staff are required to:

●      Demonstrate commitment to GH5050’s organisational values, including exercising high ethical standards with attention to teamwork, collaboration and integrity

●      Ensure that they have read and understood all mandatory policies and procedures

●      Uphold the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policies, ensuring effective implementation in all aspects of their work for the Charity

●      Act always within the Charity Rules, Policies, Procedures, and any other statutory requirements

●      Be proactive, bring ideas, suggestions and contribute to the improvement and development of the charity

●      Undertake training as required

●      Attend staff and team meetings as required

●      Observe health and safety procedures in the workplace to ensure personal safety and to safeguard the interests and safety of colleagues and visitors

●      To establish, foster and maintain close working relationships with other functions to allow swift resolution of issues and sharing of knowledge

●      Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate since all staff are expected to work flexibly within their skill level to respond to changing priorities

Our generous staff benefits include:

●      28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. In addition, we provide 3 days leave over the Christmas and New Year period

●      Flexible working arrangements – with at least 1-2 days per week in the Cambridge office

●      5% employer pension contribution

●      Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) via Health Assured

●      Professional Development and Training

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Global Health 50/50 View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Refreshed on: 17 June 2024
Closing date: 10 July 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Admin, IT, Senior Management, Legal, Operations, Governance

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