London, Greater London
£33,750 - 37,500 FTE pro rated + 3% pension contribution
Contract, Part-time, Temporary, 12 Month Fixed Term Contract Contract
Job description

Operations Manager (Maternity Cover)

12-month Fixed Term contract

Part Time 3 days a week (22.5hours), working hours to be negotiated

£33,750 - 37,500 FTE pro rated + 3% pension contribution

Home working, with regular meetings across London

We Are Family is a peer-to-peer support community by adopters, for adopters. We’re there for families throughout their adoption journey.

We are seeking a passionate and highly capable Operations Manager to help realise the mission of We Are Family Adoption (WAF), to ensure adoptive parents are part of peer-to-peer communities, offering each other support through the highs and lows of parenting.

Working closely with the Board of Trustees, the Operations Manager is the ‘engine-room’ of WAF. In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring strong foundations for membership growth and scaling our services, from a governance, operations, and financial perspective.

This is an exciting time for our organisation. WAF is growing quickly, with more than 10 peer-to-peer support groups in the London region supporting around 760 members. We have 40+ volunteers and 2 part-time members of staff. We have ambitious plans to expand our membership and volunteer numbers, provide more of our existing services for more parents, design new services and raise income to support our organisation.

The ideal candidate will have management level experience gained within a not for profit or public sector body, with an excellent understanding of what it takes to run an effective and efficient volunteer-based organisation.  You will likely have experience of leading projects, large or small, and be skilled at prioritising needs, deploying limited resources, setting targets, monitoring progress and producing stakeholder reporting.  You will be an exceptional communicator, commercially astute and able to lead people. Knowledge of the adoption sector would be useful but is not essential.  Candidates with experience of fundraising will be at an advantage.

Based at home, this is a flexible part-time role.  An ability to work independently is key – you will also be highly organised, with experience of managing people, stakeholders, and external partners, as well as handling multiple and varied priorities.

If the opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly growing new charity appeals to you as someone able to make a valuable contribution, please send your CV and a covering e-mail setting out why you would like to join us and how you meet the requirements set out above to us via the link.

The Charity welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. All applicants will be considered on the basis of their merits and abilities for the post.

Posted on: 04 March 2021
Closed date: 31 March 2021
Tags: Management, Operations