Hiring: Operations Manager (15 Hours)

We’re looking for an organised, driven self-starter to join our team as our Operations Manager.


Reporting to the Programme Director, the successful candidate will be charged with building a strong base of good operations and business practices for our growing programme. They will be responsible for finances, operations, administration, and relationship management.

This is a part-time contract position (15 hours) with potential for further responsibilities and hours as the charity continues to grow. Funding for the post has been secured for two years.


Main Responsibilities

  • work with the Programme Director to build and sustain relationships with funders, schools, community organisations, and local charities

  • manage programme finances and maintain financial records

  • prepare monthly programme activity and cash flow reports for the Programme Director and the Board

  • process monthly payroll

  • act as primary point of contact for legal, financial, and regulatory (OSCR) matters

  • ensure organisational policies adhere to UK legislation and best practice standards

  • work with our Strategy and Marketing Consultant on brand development and marketing matters

  • office management duties


Role Requirements

  • two or more years of experience working in operations management

  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • experience drafting financial and budget documents

  • working understanding of Sage and Microsoft Office

  • able to effectively manage time and workload in a dynamic environment

  • experience building and sustaining relationships with funders

  • a passion for learning (desirable)

  • an understanding of and interest in equality and access issues in education (desirable)


Salary: £28,000.00 (pro rata)


If interested, please e-mail your CV and covering letter to our Programme Coordinator, Jillian Read, at: jillian@lightuplearning.org. The closing date for this application is 25 September 2017. Interviews will take place during the first week of October.