• Operations Director
  • Permanent
  • London/Hybrid
  • Up to £63750 per annum USD / Year
  • This position has been filled.
  • Salary: Up to £63750 per annum
  • Consultant: Kate Headford
  • Contact Number: 020 7939 7439
  • Expiry Date: 2025-05-23

People and Operations Director
The Runnymede Trust
£63,750k FTE
Full-time -with flexible working options available
Hybrid (London/ Home) Will require regular attendance (c 1 day p/w) in London office

Charity People are proud to be partnering with Runnymede Trust, a leading racial justice organisation in the UK to help bring on board an Operations Director.

As an independent organisation, they speak truth to power on race and racism without fear or favour, never swayed by political agenda, profit or popular opinion. Runnymede Trust has come a long way over the last few years. They have grown the team, partnerships and impact, and have maintained their position as the go-to organisation for robust, evidence-led, research and policy on racial justice, in an increasingly diverse sector. Currently on an ongoing journey to improve operational resilience, transforming from a small into a medium-sized charity and improving financial, HR, digital systems and internal processes.

It is an exciting time to join Runnymede, as they consolidate the progress of the last few years and exercise increased capacity in more ambitious ways. The Operations Director is crucial in cementing the work that has been done and further developing the systems and processes that will support all functions going forward. You’ll join a brilliant leadership team, supporting them to work together effectively and make sure that they are able to continue to deliver and work towards our mission for racial justice

Main duties

  • You’ll collaborate with the CEO and leadership team to deliver and improve Runnymede’s strategic planning, annual operational planning, and budgeting process and ensure their vision and mission are effectively translated into operational goals and initiatives.
  • You will lead on delivering operational, finance and people strategy as well as oversee finances, working closely with the Head of Finance to manage the allocation of resources and oversee budgeting, fundraising and grant management.
  • Lead on all aspects of our HR function, taking charge of our recruitment, people development and staff support.
  • You’ll support the team to develop and manage impactful partnerships and stakeholder relationships, providing strategic advice on project delivery and ensuring our partnership arrangements are well planned and managed with care
  • You’ll ensure they are compliant, maintaining effective internal policies and procedures, and are managing organisational risks effectively
  • Alongside the CEO, you’ll support the board of trustees in ensuring our organisational governance is solid.
  • You’ll oversee the small but brilliant operations team in all aspects of office management

To succeed in the role, you will need to have:

The successful candidate will have successfully led a team and demonstrated experience of how to stretch people and strengthen their confidence. You will have Strong organisational skills and have a proven track record in leading an operations function, ideally within the charity sector. It would be valuable for you to have experience of leading organisational change initiatives.

Closing Date and Interviews:

Deadline for applications: Monday 13th November at 9am

1st Stage interview: w/c 20th & 21st November & 2nd Stage interview: w/c 27th November

How to express your interest: If you are as excited by this role as we are and have the relevant experience, please send your up-to-date CV to kate@charitypeople.co.uk or contact Kate for an informal confidential chat about the role. We will then share the full job pack for you to review and the next steps of how to apply.

Charity People actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. We match charity needs with the skills and experience of candidates, irrespective of age, disability (including hidden disabilities), gender, gender identity or gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, or sexual orientation. We do this because we know greater diversity will lead to even greater results for the charities we work with.