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We’re recruiting! Operations Manager Maternity Cover – deadline 4 Feb

  • Contract: Maternity Cover – fixed term contract
  • Role: Full Time (35 hrs per week) – part time applications will be considered subject to sufficient capacity from any job-sharing arrangements, see below. Note: occasional evening work e.g. attending relevant events may be necessary from time to time to fulfil the role requirements.
  • Salary: In range of £25,500 – £29,070 p.a. (pro rata if part-time) To be negotiated – dependent on skills and experience
  • Start date: ideally between 11 and 18 March 2019 (if available)
  • Deadline for applications: midday on Monday 4 February 2019

Important note on applications

Cover is required for an existing full-time post (35 hrs p/w). However, we wish to be as flexible as possible, and so are open to alternative arrangements. We will consider a job-sharing arrangement for two-part time posts if candidates have the right level of skills and experience and together these are sufficient to cover the maternity cover role requirements. We would also consider secondment(s).

We would therefore encourage applications from candidates on a part-time/job-share (and/or secondment) basis if you feel you that your skills and experience meet some, but not all, of the essential requirements detailed below. For example, a job share may be considered to divide the role’s programme management elements and the operations, business planning and development elements.

About the role

This is a rare opportunity to work with Bristol Green Capital Partnership at an exciting time in its evolution. You will oversee and manage the day-to-day operations, as part of a small, dynamic, and energetic team, for the community interest company that supports Bristol’s environmental sustainability network of 850+ member organisations.

You will be a proactive and resilient operations manager with a strong track record in delivering events, projects and/or programmes, who understands the operational requirements of a small not-for-profit organisation, and who is confident in developing relationships and working with a broad range of stakeholders at different levels.

We are looking for someone who has some experience of working with or in the environmental sustainability sector in Bristol, with the awareness and sensitivity needed to manage the changing context and role of a complex partnership working to achieve environmental, social and economic benefits for Bristol and the West of England.

The successful candidate will be responsible for ensuring the smooth running of the organisation’s operations, including: company administration, financial and accounting processes, office and HR processes and policies, company reporting, services and contracts.

They will work with team colleagues to oversee and deliver a broad programme of engagement events, initiatives and projects with Partnership members and other stakeholders, and ensuring effective and timely communication with members, other stakeholders and wider audiences. They will support the Chief Executive in business planning, development and income generation activities, and managing stakeholder relationships with supporters and funders.

In addition, they may take the lead on developing and project-managing delivery of specific projects and initiatives, in collaboration with partner organisations. In 2019/20 this would likely include: fund-raising and development for a 3-year Green & Black Ambassadors programme (in partnership with Ujima Radio CIC) and facilitating the establishment and ongoing coordination of a new One City Environmental Sustainability Board for Bristol and associated sub-groups (in partnership with Bristol City Council and range of city stakeholders).

  • Download the full Job Description (PDF) or (WORD)
  • Download the Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form (PDF) or (WORD)

Bristol Green Capital Partnership CIC is committed to the principles of the Bristol Equality Charter and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds and communities.

How to apply

Send us your CV and cover letter to with ‘Ops Manager Application’ in the subject line, along with a completed Equality and Diversity Monitoring Form. The cover letter should outline your interest in the role and suitability of your skills and experience, including how you meet the person specification, supported by your CV. You should indicate your working preference (i.e. part-time / full-time) and your likely availability to start. The cover letter should ideally be 2 and no more than 3 sides of A4.

Interviews are likely to be held in central Bristol on Monday 11 February 2019. If you think you may not be available for interview on any of these dates, please let us know in your cover letter.

If you have any questions or would like an informal discussion about the nature of the role, please e-mail us to arrange a call

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