Chief Operating Officer

Application deadline: 
Sunday, 16. September 2018 - 23:45

Chief Operating Officer

 
Location: UK (Cambridge) 
Salary: £80,000 - £100,000 pro rata per annum plus competitive benefits package
Contract: Full time, open-ended
 
We are seeking to appoint an experienced Chief Operating Officer with strong financial credentials to lead internal operations, and to play a pivotal role in developing systems and processes to support the delivery of BirdLife International’s strategic aims.
 
BirdLife International is the world’s largest nature conservation partnership, comprising BirdLife International, a global secretariat and regional network, and 120 BirdLife Partners worldwide – one civil society organisation per country – and growing. It has more than 13 million members and supporters. Through our unique local-to-global approach, we deliver high impact and long-term conservation for the benefit of nature and people.
 
The Chief Operating Officer is a key player on the Executive and Management Teams. We are looking to find a leader who has implemented organisational change through the development of modern and effective systems for finance and HR, and who can help us achieve the extraordinary potential that BirdLife has. Reporting directly to the Chief Executive, this person will be responsible for finance, human resources, information technology, legal and compliance across the organisation. The successful candidate will demonstrate strong leadership skills and have a proven track record of developing and delivering financial and operating tools and systems within a complex environment. You will be a strong communicator, an inspirational leader, and a strategic thinker.  A passion for nature and an understanding of conservation issues would be an advantage.
 
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Applications should include a covering letter summarising the applicant’s suitability for the position, a detailed CV and contact details of two referees known to the applicant in a professional capacity. Applications should be sent by email, stating where the advert was seen, to: recruitment@birdlife.org by 16 September 2018.