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Senior Officer, Finance & Operations

N1 7LY (Hybrid)
£32,000 - £35,000 per year
Contract (12 months with a possibility to become permanent)
Job description

Join our team as a Senior Finance & Operations Officer!

Are you passionate about making a difference to the lives of animals? Do you thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment where your financial acumen and operational agility can create lasting impact? If so, we want you on our team!

About Us

Humane Society International is a forward-thinking charity striving for a better future for animals through advocacy, education, and hands-on programmes. We are an effective voice for animals, with active programmes in wildlife protection, alternatives to animal experiments, and farmed animal welfare. We have big ambitions to create further positive change for animals here in the UK and the EU and around the world.

About the role

As our Senior Finance & Operations Officer, you will be at the heart of our organisation’s success. Working closely with the Director, Finance and Operations, you will help to manage financial processes, streamline operations, and ensure both our UK and EU teams are properly resourced to drive our mission forward. You will interact daily with a broad range of stakeholders in the UK and the EU including senior level staff, external consultants and suppliers in the while also working closely with Finance, HR & IT colleagues in the US.

Key responsibilities

Financial Management (30%)

  • Support on day-to-day financial activities including financial reporting, accounts payable and accounts receivable.
  • Develop and implement best practices to optimise operational efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with the team to develop and monitor project budgets.
  • Support decision-making through insightful financial analysis.

Operational Support (40%)

  • Be the first point of contact for all enquiries from the campaigns and fundraising teams in the UK and EU.

Contracts Lifecycle Management (30%)

  • Oversee the lifecycle of all supplier contracts: creation, submission and signing. (Legal contract knowledge is not required.)

 About you

You will be a dynamic individual with a can-do attitude who has a proven track record of juggling competing priorities and meeting deadlines in a fast-paced environment.  The role is varied and has a significant financial element so strong numeracy skills, a solid knowledge of financial management principles paired with good communications skills are important. We welcome applications from those who have solid experience in a similar role or are either part-qualified or qualified by experience. No formal qualification is required. Non-graduates are welcome.

Why Join Us

Make a meaningful impact: Your work will directly contribute to our mission to improve the lives of animals.

We are committed to training & development: We are committed to ensuring staff receive appropriate professional development and offer both formal and informal training and development to all our employees.  

Learning & knowledge sharing is at the heart of everything we do: Working alongside our passionate and dedicated staff is one of the main attractions of working at HSI. Staff here are experts in their field, which contributes to informal learning and knowledge sharing opportunities across the organisation.

How to apply

If would like to use your skills to make a difference to the lives of animals, we would like to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a covering letter 1. explaining your interest in applying for the role and 2. providing specific examples showing how your skills meet our requirements via the Charity Job website. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Deadline for Applications: 12PM, Tuesday 7 May

Join us in creating positive change and transforming the lives of animals. Apply now and be part of something great!

Full Application Process: 

  • CV and covering letter 
  • 15-minute screening phone call with Director, Finance & Operations (8-9 May)
  • First round interview (via video call) with Director, Finance & Operations (13 May) and Second round panel interview (15 May)
  • Brief written exercise and Excel skills test
  • References check
Posted by
Humane Society International/UK View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 18 April 2024
Closed date: 07 May 2024 at 12:00
Tags: Finance, Operations

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