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Director of Operations

£64,000 - £74,000 per year
Contract (2-year)
Job description

Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD) is seeking to recruit a Director of Operations and Company Secretary on a initial 2-year fixed-term contract. 

​Location: London basedRemote working is available, but the post holder will need to be able to work from the London office at short notice. It’s estimated that 50% of their time will be office-based.

Contract: 2-year Fixed Term. February 2024-March 2026. Full-time.

Hours: Flexible and open to full time and job share applications.


​Director of Operations​

The Director of Operations is a core role within WFD’s global staffing structure and a key member of our Leadership Team.​

Building on significant progress before and after the pandemic, this role is intended to continue efforts to strengthen WFD’s organisational capabilities and prepare for future challenges.

​The Director provides overall leadership and line management to the Operations and People Service Directorate which encompasses IT and systems, facilities, safety and security, operational support to the network, business development and people teams and co-leads the Outstanding Organisation Board with the Finance Director.

​Reporting into the CEO they will also act as Company Secretary, providing support and advice to the Westminster Foundation for Democracy’s (WFD) Board, and coordinate institutional engagement with WFD’s FCDO sponsor team.

About You

We are looking for someone with exceptional communication skills. Experienced at influencing and engaging across organisations and with senior stakeholders within a similar significant corporate services or operations role.

​In addition, you should have a commitment to WFD’s mission and values and have outstanding organisational management skills that are appropriate to support a growing organisation that delivers programmes in multiple international locations.


​If you want to make a positive difference, and work with people who care about this mission, then we would like to hear from you. For further information and to apply: visit our website.


Application submission

Applications are via CV and Cover Letter.

​This is a UK-based role. Applicants should only apply if they are eligible to work in the UK. An Enhanced Personnel Security Standard Check (DBS) is required for this position.

This vacancy will close on 5th December 2023.

Interviews will be scheduled in the early part of January 2024. Candidates shortlisted for interview will be contacted shortly after the closing date.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, with interviews also held ongoing, therefore we encourage you to apply ASAP.

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Posted on: 21 November 2023
Closed date: 05 December 2023 at 23:30
Tags: Intl Development, Operations

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