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Deputy Director of Operations

Deputy Director of Operations

  • Location

    London, England

  • Sector:

    Employment Law, Immigration, Financial Accounting, HRD

  • Type:


  • Salary:

    £75000.00 - £85000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Claire Stradling

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  • Published:

    3 months ago

  • Duration:

    9 months

  • Expiry Date:


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Deputy Director, Operations & Finance (9 month maternity cover)

£75,000 - £85,000 pa

  • Are you an experienced Operations Manager with Finance, HR, legal and compliance/risk experience?
  • Do you have a proven track record in leadership within a think thank, government department or medium sized charity?
  • Are you educated to degree level (ideally with a Masters)?
  • Are you available immediately?

If so, a not for profit international "think tank" may be interested in speaking to you.

Your duties will include:

  • Overseeing a divisional team (total 11) including 5 direct reports including Projects, HR, Communications, Operations and Finance.
  • Directing all functional aspects of running the organisations operations including Financial Management, HR, Legal, Governance, Grants. Project Management, operations and security
  • Driving organisational improvement, systems development and strategic growth

Your key responsibilities:


  • Oversee an annual budget of c £5 million
  • Oversee the organisations finances, including P & L and management of the finance function
  • Prepare and report on quarterly financial statements for the board
  • Oversee the completion of the annual audits
  • Sage-guard the organisations financial security


  • Direct and oversee the work of the Senior HR Manager
  • Ensure the organisation complies with all relevant employment law
  • Manage a network of consultants including recruitment
  • Manage the UK visa and immigration licence

Governance and Compliance

  • Support the CEO in Board Management, engagement and recruitment
  • Respond to external inquiries in governance or operations from donors and regulators
  • Lead the organisations response to any audits by any third parities

Office, operations and security

  • Manage Operations in overseeing premises, security, it and day to day operations
  • Direct, manage and approve capital improvements
  • Lead risk management, business continuity and incident responses


  • Manage and work closely with the Head of Project Operations to oversee all grants and project delivery
  • Oversee innovations in systems and processes for grants and project management


  • Manage and safeguard the organisations legal position
  • Liaise with lawyers in the UK, US and Germany
  • Review and sign-off all contracts
  • Issue non-disclosure agreements

To be considered:

  • You will be educated to degree level (ideally a Masters degree)
  • Strong financial management skills and familiarity with Quickbooks
  • Understanding of legal and governance requirements within the UK charity sector
  • A strong operations leadership background including HR, risk, security, compliance, marketing and finance


  • Accountancy qualification or part qualification
  • Additional European foreign languages

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