Do you have a strong operations background and an entrepreneurial spirit? Oceana is looking for a well-rounded operations professional with expertise in finance, accounting, human resources, IT, and administration to manage and help expand our office in the UK.
Oceana has operated in the UK since 2006. New funding is allowing us to expand our presence. We are hiring a number of other staff to enhance our impact in the region. A Director of Finance and Administration based in London is critical to our efforts and is the object of this search. The Director will report to Oceana, Inc’s Chief Financial Officer with a dotted line to the Vice President for Oceana in the UK.
Initially the Director will focus on set-up issues including securing office space, ensuring we have the proper registrations and licenses, assisting with the hiring of staff, ensuring proper financial controls and processes are in place.
In the long term, the Director is responsible for supporting the UK’s campaigns, organizational goals and staff while ensuring compliance with legal requirements and Oceana policies and procedures. The incumbent will be responsible for implementing and managing all operational activities, processes, and systems. They will ensure that Oceana’s resources are properly utilized, in accordance with policies and procedures and in strict conformity with UK regulations and the donor requirements. The Director is the main point of contact for employees in the UK on all human resources, financial, and administrative matters.
The Director must be dedicated to Oceana’s mission, understand its campaign goals, and actively support our success in achieving these goals. They will have strong command of financial principles and fluency with numbers, be familiar with Human Resources principles and have had demonstrated success in managing a similar office or unit.
The Director must respond to day-to-day requests both from the operations staff at Oceana’s headquarters (Finance, HR, IT and Accounting), from the VP and staff in the UK.
Founded in 2001, Oceana is the world’s largest nonprofit organization focused solely on restoring the resilience and abundance of the ocean. We achieve measurable change by conducting specific, science-based campaigns with fixed deadlines and articulated goals. Our campaigns focus on getting policy changes in countries that, govern nearly one-third of the world’s wild-caught fish, including Belize, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Peru, the Philippines, the United States, Canada and the 27 countries in the European Union.
Oceana values a diverse workforce and welcomes people different from each other in many ways, including characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, and national origin. Oceana considers all qualified candidates and seeks to recruit from a diverse candidate pool.