Orchid Project has a vision of a world free from female genital cutting (FGC). We are a small but growing, dynamic charity with a proven track record of delivering programmes, advocacy and communications work in support of an end to FGC. Every year 3.9m girls are cut. It is a human rights violation and we have an urgent agenda to keep our promise to girls and women to end this practice by 2030.
About the role
Orchid Project is a growing charity with a new CEO and ambitious three-year strategic plan. The Head of Finance & Operations will lead all our work in the areas of finance, human resources, operations and compliance, and will report directly to the CEO. You will serve on the Senior Leadership Team and will play a key role in ensuring that resources, processes, people strategies and technology are aligned with and support the charity’s ambitious growth plans, ensuring we are ‘fit for the future’.
We are seeking a person with superb core financial management skills, broad operational and compliance experience, excellent people management skills, and strong business acumen. Experience in the charity sector, with restricted funds management and institutional grant reporting, will be a plus. You will support the CEO to report to the Board of Trustees on all finance and operations matters.
What we’re looking for
The ideal candidate will be someone who is equally comfortable leading high-level strategic operations planning, whilst also being happy to remain hands-on and delivery-focused. With previous senior management experience (or middle management within a large, complex organisation), you are resilient and comfortable in managing complexity and experienced in supporting teams through periods of change.
You will bring a calm, confident, capable demeanour to this role, with a clear emphasis on collegiate working. You will bring your strong line management skills to support and lead our Operations & Finance Officer, as well as support the development and success of other line managers in the organisation. You will successfully engage with our external consultants, partners and other stakeholders. You enjoy working in an entrepreneurial environment where everyone wears many hats, and will take pride in supporting a purpose-driven charity move confidently into its next chapter of growth. Crucially, your personal sense of integrity and positive energy will make you a natural addition to the team.
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