London, Greater London
£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Do you want to play a key role in creating a world free from female genital cutting (FGC)?  

Orchid Project’s mission is to foster and accelerate the abandonment of FGC around the world.  We are a growing UK registered charity with a global reach. Over 200 million women are living with the devastating impacts of FGC worldwide, and at least 3.9 million girls are at risk of being cut each year. FGC is a human rights violation, and we have an urgent agenda to keep our promise to girls and women to end this practice by 2030. 

Orchid Project is a team of 11 full time staff. Last year our income was just over £1M, largely from major donors and trusts/foundations. In addition to our London-based staff, Orchid Project has an active supporter association in Denmark, and we partner with a number of grassroots organisations in Africa and Asia to accelerate an end to FGC. Please visit our website for more details. 

We are a growing charity with a new CEO and ambitious three-year strategic plan. The Head of Finance & Operations will lead all our work in the areas of finance, human resources, operations and compliance, and will report directly to the CEO.  You will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and will play a key role in ensuring that resources, processes, people strategies and technology are aligned with and support the charity’s ambitious growth plans, ensuring we are ‘fit for the future’.

We are seeking a person with superb core financial management skills, broad operational and compliance experience, excellent people management skills, and strong business acumen. Experience in the charity sector, with restricted funds management and institutional grant reporting, will be a plus. You will support the CEO to report to the Board of Trustees on all finance and operations matters.

The ideal candidate will be someone who is equally comfortable leading high-level strategic operations planning, whilst also being happy to remain hands-on and delivery-focused. With previous senior management experience (or middle management within a large, complex organisation), you are resilient and comfortable in managing complexity and experienced in supporting teams through periods of change.

Closing date for formal applications: 9am, Monday 10th February 2020

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Refreshed on: 31 January 2020
Closed date: 10 February 2020
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