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Operations Specialist

Harris Hill
United Kingdom
£24k - 28k per year
Closing date
14 Apr 2021
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Job Details

Harris Hill are delighted to be working with a charity that is trying to tackle the issues of climate change and global hunger through developing sustainable farming and food technology. They are at an exciting stage in their growth and are looking for an Operations Specialist.
The successful candidate will lead on and contribute to a wide range of areas of day-to-day business support operations of the charity, including but not limited to recruitment, remote office administration, finance, internal systems such as fundraising operations, responding to enquiries, and supporting the growing team in all areas of work.

Location: Flexible we will consider applicants from anywhere in Europe. You will mainly be working remotely: from your home, or wherever you choose.

Key responsibilities

  • Enable the smooth running of the charity's operations through effective, intelligent and efficient problem-solving.
  • Lead on areas of charity's hiring process, including advertising and promoting roles, corresponding with candidates, setting up assessments, contracting, and elements of onboarding, so that candidates experience a fair, accurate, professional and thoughtful process.
  • Work with the Head of Operations to manage service providers and coordinate outsourced operations functions such as accounting.
  • Provide human resources support including staff development processes, coordinating staff surveys, sourcing training and development providers, coordinating the provision of insurance and other benefits, and finding creative solutions, processes and systems to enable the incredible team to perform to their full potential.
  • Organise travel, accommodation and scheduling for staff retreats, conferences, etc.
  • Lead the responses to enquiries, including representing the charity to external stakeholders, using the CRM system, dealing with questions, or passing them to other members of the team as needed.
  • Potentially help to manage the charity's payroll, finance and accounting procedures including payment of invoices and reporting to donors. Overseeing the admin and reporting from external grant-funded partners.
  • Potentially assist with the administration of the fundraising/development work.

Person specification


  • The ability to demonstrate an aptitude for the type of work outlined above, and to learn quickly. You don't necessarily need to have worked in an Operations role before. It would be an advantage to have demonstrable experience in one or more of the following: administration, operations, establishing and running processes, project management, recruitment, HR, finance, or other relevant area.

Application Deadline: 5 April 2021, 11.59pm BST. We will be assessing candidates on a rolling basis, so please apply now!


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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