Vacancies Operations Manager

Operations Manager

Make a difference in securing a better environment

Vacancy first advertised: February 2024
Hours: Part-time, 22.5 per week.
Contract: Permanent, depending on continued income success.
Salary: £34,000 – £42,000 per year pro rata, depending on qualifications and experience. The salary range is the full-time equivalent.
Location: Based at our office near Wallingford, Oxfordshire. Likely option to work remotely for part of the time, subject to the satisfactory completion of a probationary period, and the needs of the organisation being met.
Reports to: Director.

EKN is an award-winning and trusted source of knowledge and expertise for everyone with a role in improving the environment of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Through our events, resources, advice and communications, we benefit the work of a wide range of people. They range from volunteers in small local environmental projects to representatives of large organisations whose primary focus is not land, water or nature. Our membership, which is free and open to all, comprises 3,500 people across the UK. EKN’s job is to help them harness the value of the natural environment for everyone’s well-being and prosperity. We are a registered charity and a social enterprise, with three staff and plans to recruit more.

EKN is growing to meet the increase in demand for its services and are looking to appoint an Operations Manager. They will oversee our day-to-day activities of our small team and to achieve impact and efficiency through management of our human, intellectual and financial resources. The Operations Manager will have an enterprising ‘can do’ outlook on work and will have a track record of building resilience and efficiency within a traditional business, charitable organisation or social enterprise. They will listen carefully to the needs of all team members and find creative ways that enable them to excel in their roles.

Key responsibilities
  • Maintain effective internal communication and co-ordination within the staff team and with the Board of Trustees.
  • To lead on day-to-day management of our human resources (for example, staff recruitment, onboarding, line management, training and development, appraisal), taking external advice as appropriate.
  • Preparation of all financial, impact and performance reporting.
Key requirements
  • Capable of organising and prioritising work in a small and dynamic organisation, ensuring attention to detail.
  • First-class interpersonal skills, including the ability to work effectively with colleagues, trustees, suppliers, sponsors, funders and partners.
  • Ability to line manage staff in a small but geographically dispersed team.

See our application pack for further details of the responsibilities, requirements and rewards associated with this post.

How to apply

Read our application pack for the post. To apply, please contact Thompson and Terry Recruitment via We intend to appoint the Operations Manager during spring 2024, with the role starting as soon as possible after then.

For full details of this post, download our application pack.