Head of Operations

·         Salary up to £55,000 based on skills and experience

·         Competitive pension contribution and other benefits

·         Scope for flexible working, including working from home

·         Opportunity to work for a leading humanitarian charity



If you're looking to progress your career in a great working environment, please read on.

Our employees have a wide range of benefits including 33 days holiday (including bank holidays), life insurance, enhanced maternity and adoption pay, and generous employer pension contribution. We also actively support our staff with a variety of flexible working arrangements to help balance work and home life.


The organisation

HelpAge International's vision is a world where older people fulfil their potential to lead active, dignified, healthy and secure lives. We are the secretariat of the HelpAge network, bringing together more than 114 affiliates and 200 partners working with older people in over 50 countries.


Key responsibilities

We are currently seeking a Head of Operations to join the team to provide strategic leadership to organisational work to strengthen operational systems, processes and risk management.

Reporting to Chief Operational Officer, you will be responsible for driving forward the development and implementation of key business systems for HelpAge International globally, supporting more efficient and decentralised ways of working. You will also be leading on the coordination of the annual planning and reporting processes and the production of the corporate plan and report.


Essential skills, knowledge and experience expected

As the ideal candidate, you will have proven track record in developing and implementing business systems development strategies to ensure the effectiveness of the organisation. It is essential that you have knowledge of security management, as well as experience of information and technology based solutions to integrate business systems.

It is important that you have excellent ability to lead, inspire and manage a diverse team, and supporting teams working remotely. You will be able to demonstrate strong influencing, analytical and communication skills required for the role.

Experience working in international development is desirable but not essential.


Closing Date: 5 December 2016

Start Date: ASAP


HelpAge International is an equal opportunities employer.

HelpAge International is committed to providing our staff with continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to thrive within an inclusive and diverse environment.

As part of our commitment to promoting gender diversity we are the only international NGO member of the BITC Gender Campaign.




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