Operations Manager

  • Counterpoints Arts
  • London, UK
  • Jan 09, 2020
Mid-Career (3-8 years) Operations Non-Profit/Philanthropy

Job Description

Counterpoints Arts wishes to hire an experienced and highly organised Operations Manager, who will develop and improve our administration structure and help us set up office systems together with the HR and overall financial management of the organisation.

This is a management level role, ideal for someone who likes to implement and oversee efficient operations and who understands the HR, financial and legal requirements and logistics of a medium-sized charity/company.

We are looking for someone who understands that Operations Management plays a crucial role in a company facing tight deadlines and delivering creative projects with a range of diverse partners and venues.

About us

Counterpoints Arts is a leading national organisation operating in the field of arts, migration and social change. We commission, produce and co-curate arts projects with a diverse array of artists and cultural institutions, including the Tate, V&A and Southbank Centre. We also coordinate Refugee Week, the UK’s largest arts and culture festival celebrating the contribution of refugees and promoting understanding of why people seek sanctuary.

We believe that the arts is a powerful catalyst for change in relation to migration, therefore much of our work focuses on supporting artists who have experienced displacement and artists who are committed to exploring and amplifying the migration story.

Job description

The full job descriptions is here, and the main requirements and tasks include Policy and HR, Finance, Office Management, Fundraising and other tasks.

Essential experience and skills

Approximately 5 years previous experience of working in a similar role with similar responsibilities

Understanding of the charity sector and related HR and legal requirements

Previous experience of financial management and budgeting

Previous experience of office management

Problem solving aptitude

Highly organised, self-motivated and supportive team player

Desirable experience and skills

Interest in the issues shaping human displacement and migration issues

Interest in the intersection of the arts and social change

Counterpoints Arts aims to recruit talented people from all backgrounds. We particularly encourage applications from migrants and refugee communities, since these groups are currently under-represented in the cultural sector.

To be considered for this role, please send your CV and a cover letter setting out your suitability for this role (no more than 1,200 words) to Co-Director, Áine O’Brien, at aine@counterpointsarts.org.uk.