Director of Finance and Operations

Location: Greater London, Greater London
Sector: Charity
Date Posted: 22/01/2021
Salary: £86,118 - £86,118 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB13808
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Publish What You Pay (PWYP) are partnering exclusively with Robertson Bell to recruit a Director of Finance and Operations role on a permanent, full time basis.


The Position

PWYP are now seeking a Director of Finance and Operations to help lead us through an exciting period of growth and development.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Finance & Operations is to ensure the successful financial and operational performance of the organisation through close partnership with the Executive Director and Director of Member Engagement.

Key responsibilities:

  • Strategic Leadership - As a member of the Senior Management Team, ensure that PWYP is provided with strategic leadership; in particular, ensuring that the resourcing requirements of strategies and plans are anticipated and managed
  • Strategic Financial Management - Lead and manage PWYP’s finance function, ensuring long-term planning to enable the ongoing and sustainable development and growth of the organisation, and be accountable to PWYP’s board of Trustees.
  • Risk Management and Governance - Design and lead effective governance and risk management strategies for PWYP and act as Company Secretary.
  • Operational Oversight - Ensure that PWYP's decentralised staff and key stakeholders are provided with administrative, logistical, ICT, and office-management support that will enhance their ability to deliver against PWYP's goals and strategies.
  • Human Resources - Ensure that PWYP is provided with an appropriate complement of capable and motivated staff; liaising with managers to deliver good practice in HR Management and a leadership style that facilitates high performance and engagement.
  • Department Leadership - Lead the Finance & Operations Team, including consultants, in a manner that empowers them to deliver excellent support services and effective achievement of PWYP’s strategic goals.

This is a unique opportunity for a finance orientated, senior manager from the not-for-profit sector with international experience, to head up the finance and operations department for our high-impact organisation.

Essential requirements:

  • You will have outstanding management and leadership skills, with extensive experience to engage and motivate a diverse team to fulfil their potential.
  • It is essential that you have a strong understanding of the operational requirements placed upon international Charities based in the UK, including managing grants and sub grants.
  • You will be able to think creatively, and have the analytical skills and judgement, combined with strong communication skills to take and implement strategic decisions in a complex and fast paced environment.
  • You will have a professional financial qualification and experience of supporting a organisational growth.
  • Experience of supporting a change management and transition from a small to medium sized organisation is highly desirable.
  • You will bring a thorough working knowledge of charity finance and governance, HR and fundraising to your role. You'll draw on your creativity and energy to achieve maximum success and sustainability in a role where you have the opportunity to apply your skills to make a difference.

Publish What You Pay’s UK office is based in central London; however, we are flexible on working location and will consider substantial home working.


The Organisation

Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is the world’s largest network of civil society organisations working to promote transparency, citizen participation and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors. We work with communities in more than 40 countries, to ensure that the revenues generated by natural resource exploitation benefit all citizens, rather than a small elite.

PWYP was established more than fifteen years ago and we have come a long way. From a handful of organisations in 2002, the network has grown to include more than 700 member organisations across the world. We are a founding member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the first global standard for good natural resource governance. Our advocacy has led to milestones in accountability, such as legislation that requires major extractive companies like BP and Total to publish what they pay to governments for their natural resources. Combined, these successes have led to billions of dollars of extractive revenues to be publicly disclosed, a level of transparency that seemed unachievable just a few years ago.

We are a growing, fun and dynamic team spread across seven countries and we work with some of the most courageous anti-corruption and human rights activists in the world. We offer an amazing working environment with a focus on personal development.

How to apply

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7th February 2021. Applications will be under constant review before the closing date so please submit your application to Robertson Bell. Apply now to be considered!

You are required to provide a supporting statement and CV as part of your application.


PWYP is an equal opportunities employer.

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