Head of Operations

UK Youth

  • Team: Charity Services
  • Salary: £45,000 per annum
  • Location: London/ Flexible (willingness to travel to London office)
  • Closing: 5:00pm, 6th Sep 2021 BST

Job Description

Head of Operations

 

This is an exciting and busy time to be joining UK Youth following the launch our new strategy to transform the way we work to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. As a result,  we are recruiting for a number of new roles designed to enable the organisation to grow, improve our ways of working and enable us to deliver our ambitious 2025 strategic plan.

 

The Head of Operations, is responsible for the day-to-day smooth operations of the Charity, managing workplace governance, operational support, digital technology, procurement. The role is a central to growing the impact of the Charity by supporting others to do their work better – and will work closely with teams across the organisation.

 

Critically, you will also oversee the ongoing transformation of UK Youth’s digital landscape and operational processes, setting us up for growth and creating a best in class, people first, digitally enabled environment.

 

Working closely to the Chief Operating Officer, you will be comfortable at both driving strategic change and managing ‘front-line’ queries – and be ready to bring your expertise to a range of areas from digital and IT to safeguarding and environment.

 

 

Who we are

 

UK Youth is a leading charity that exists to ensure all young people are equipped to thrive and

empowered to contribute at every stage of their lives. We work with others to ensure that the youth sector is strengthened, supported and that provision is youth-led, evidence-informed and delivers high-quality outcomes.

 

UK Youth plays a unique role in addressing; the lack of investment in the youth sector, the lack of cross-sector understanding in how youth work makes a difference and the limited opportunities to embed effective solutions. These factors lead to mass inequality of access to youth services for young people. To find more about us and how we make an impact, please visit UK Youth Website.

 

Why work at UK Youth

We are a value-based, passionate and committed organisation offering a friendly working environment with lots of opportunities for professional development and socialising (even whilst we are all working remotely!) from lunch and learn sessions, staff quizzes, to virtual coffee meet ups.

 

UK Youth prides itself on being an Equal Opportunity employer, and we would particularly welcome applications for this role from those who identify under one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

 

We value the differences that a diverse workforce brings and are committed to inclusivity and to employing and supporting a diverse workforce. Our selection procedures ensure that people are treated on the basis of their relevant merits, experience, skills and abilities and that no individual receives more or less favourable treatment.

 

We welcome applications from groups currently under-represented in our organisation, including Black, Asian, minority ethnic groups, LGBTQ+ and persons with disabilities. We are also currently underrepresented by men and so are seeking applications from different backgrounds, cultures, age, experience and identity to bring a wide range of experience, ideas, views and insights to UK Youth.

 

What we can offer you

 

We offer a competitive range of benefits, good work/life balance, excellent learning and development opportunities and vibrant organisational culture.

 

·       Flexible/Agile Working

·       27 days annual leave plus bank holidays

·       Pension scheme (currently UK Youth match employee contributions up to 5%)

·       Membership of our life insurance scheme which would pay-out up to 4 times your salary

·       Employee Assistance Programme to support employees both professionally and personally

·       20% discount off bookings at Avon Tyrrell, our New Forest Outdoor Centre, including camping, lodges and outdoor activities.

·       CycleScheme and TechScheme

 

How to apply

 

If you would like to be considered for this fantastic opportunity, please click here and complete an application via our completely anonymised recruitment system (provided by Applied)

 

·       Closing date for applications will be 5 pm 6 September 2021

 

As this role involves working in a regulated environment with young people, any offer will be conditional to satisfactory background checks, which include criminal record check and employment reference.

 

As part of the recruitment process, UK Youth will be gathering and uses certain information about you. For further information regarding this, please review our Data Protection Privacy Notice which explains what data of yours we process and how we use it.

 

Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Mon 6th Sep 2021

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Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Start your de-biased application