Operations Manager – The Wilderness Foundation

Posted on: March 2, 2022

Location: Chatham Green, Chelmsford, Essex, CM3 3FEContract Type: Full Time (2-Years Fixed Term Contract)
Hours: 0900-1700 Monday to Friday

Closing date: Sunday 13 March 2022 (midnight)
First interview: Wednesday 23 March 2022
Second interview: Wednesday 30 March 2022

Role Specification:

Support the Chief Executive Officer and be part of the Senior Management Team

Represent the charity and promote its services via networking, events and conferences

Develop the charity’s strategic and operations plans:


– Support and scope the development of new programmes in Essex and outside Essex in conjunction with the CEO

– Develop new business opportunities such as satellite sites and partners

– Lead the annual budgeting process and support project managers during the budgeting process


– Oversee governance of the charity

– Responsible for supporting the charity’s committees

– Improve, manage and oversee the charity’s infrastructure, accounting, systems and processes

– Ensure all policies, procedures, systems and tools are effective, efficient, updated and followed

– Oversee the charity’s health and safety and risk management

– Identify significant business and regulatory issues which may affect the charity

– Lead project managers to achieve their annual target and monitor operational performance through support and performance review

Provide regular reports, verbal and written, to the CEO as required

Any other tasks as assigned by the CEO

Person Specification:


• Significant experience of working in a senior management team or in a similar role

• Extensive experience in strategic planning, budgeting and development

• Proven record in leading growth and change management

• Interest in young people, the environment and the outdoors

• Knowledge and experience in organisational effectiveness and operations management, and of implementing best practices

• Excellent communication (both verbal and written), interpersonal and leadership skills

• Excellent computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Teams, SharePoint, Salesforce etc.


• Some knowledge of accounting, Employment Law and HR

• Degree in field of charitable, social or environmental sector, or proven long-term track record of leadership and/or management in these sector

A full driving licence and access to a vehicle is essential for this role.

This post is subject to an enhanced disclosure check and reference check.

To apply, please submit your CV to [email protected] 

Author: Jade Bolton
Categories: News, Third Sector Jobs

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