Director of Operations
£85,000 - £90,000
London/Guildford + some remote
The Legal Education Foundation is an independent grantmaking foundation distributing around £6million a year through our own grants and programmes, and over £15million in the next ten years through funding partnerships.
Our vision is of a society that fosters the principles of justice and fairness, where people understand and use law to bring about positive change and to prevent harm and where public systems and structures uphold the rule of law.
The Director of Operations is a newly created role, responsible to the Chief Executive and the post holder will be a member of the Senior Management Team (SMT).
This is an especially exciting time to join the Foundation as we build on our existing programmes and initiatives as well as harness the opportunities of our extensive collaboration and our growing networks of influence.
In line with our new strategic plan, the organisation has grown from eight staff in 2013, to 20 which has brought with it the need to invest in our processes, systems and structures, to ensure these meet the changing needs of the Foundation.
The overall purpose of the role is to work with colleagues across the organisation to develop and oversee effective and efficient HR, administrative, IT, finance and operational policies, systems and services to support delivery of the Foundations strategy, and to ensure that these policies, systems and support services uphold the Foundations culture and values.
The role will be responsible for leading operations overall and the post currently includes two direct reports: Head of Finance and Head of Administration.
While a recognised finance qualification is not essential for the role, a high level of financial literacy will be required.
This is a permanent appointment and while we are seeking to appoint on a full-time role we would be happy to consider part-time and other flexible arrangements such as job-share.
The post would involve a combination of being based in London, some travel (subject to current restrictions) to our office in Guildford, Surrey, and working from home.
How to apply
For an informal and confidential discussion about the role, please contact our recruitment partner.
Simon Lloyd, Director, NFP Consulting
M 07961 988 523
Your application should comprise a CV along with a supporting statement indicating how you meet the person specifications of the role and your motivations for applying.
Closing date: Monday 28th June 2021
First interviews: Thursday 8th July 2021
Second interviews: Thursday 15th July 2021