Purpose of role: To run a small but busy charity office, managing facilities, I.T. and database development. Supporting the WFN team across events, fundraising, conservation programmes and communications.
Reports to: Deputy Director
Place of work: Central London
Contract: Permanent contract, part-time at 3 days p/w.
Salary: £30,000 p.a. pro-rata
Deadline: We are accepting applications on a rolling basis. Please apply as soon as possible for consideration
The Whitley Fund for Nature (WFN)
WFN is a UK-registered charity (www.whitleyaward.org no. 1081455) offering funding (Awards), training and media profile to inspiring leaders of wildlife conservation projects across the Global South. We support pragmatic, sustainable and long-lasting work rooted in science and community involvement. The charity funds projects directly and we remain in regular contact with our winners. WFN also raises awareness of the serious problems facing wildlife, landscapes, climate and people through promoting the work of our winners. We focus support on nationals (leaders who were either born in the country where they work or have gained nationality) and aim to build the capacity of successful local NGOs and grassroots work. We fund mainly in Africa, Asia and Latin America where income is often hardest to raise and can have the biggest impact for people and biodiversity. Our funding is raised each year, mainly from family foundations and trusts, as well as from individuals, corporates and international NGOs, with a current annual income of £2m/year. WFN is governed by a committed trustee board. Our small team is dynamic, hard-working and strives to go above and beyond expectations. The charity benefits from high profile support from Patron, HRH The Princess Royal, Trustee Sir David Attenborough, and Ambassadors Kate Humble and Tom Heap. Next year, WFN will be marking its 30th anniversary, which provides a special opportunity to celebrate 30 years of supporting inspiring conservation leaders, and to look to the future. In line with our ambition to raise £3m/year by 2025, we are expanding our team to meet targets and increase the amount of support we can channel to our growing network of conservationists around the world as we seek to further raise their profile and foster south-south collaborations among WFN alumni.
Position of Operations Manager
WFN seeks a highly capable and organised individual to support the team across operations; including office, IT, database management, and events. You will be instrumental in ensuring that WFN’s facilities run efficiently, and that the team has administrative support across grants, fundraising and communications. This varied position offers the successful candidate a key role at WFN, essential in enabling smooth running of the charity’s systems and office environment. The Operations Manager (OM) regularly assists in helping to organise major events, such as our annual Whitley Awards Ceremony. If you have strong attention to detail, are skilled in IT and data management, and are looking for an opportunity to contribute to a high impact charity that supports grassroots conservation, then this is the position for you.
OPERATIONS MANAGER – SKILLS REQUIRED
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