Make My Money Matter

Operations Manager

Climate finance campaign seeks highly motivated and processes-driven dynamo to support our growing team fulfil our mission of making our money matter to build a healthy future for us all.

We are looking for a highly motivated and organised Operations Manager on an initial fixed-term, 12-month contract to support our growing team and organisation. This varied and hands-on role will report to the CEO, with responsibility for the core operational functions of Make My Money Matter. The role will benefit from external support from a part-time Finance Director and Bookkeeper, outsourced payroll and IT teams and a network of specialist legal advisors.

We are a committed, nimble and influential campaigning organisation working to create outsize impact. We value great operational infrastructure and the Ops Manager will be critical to maintaining and improving the systems and processes we have put in place in our first 2 full years of operation.

About Us

There’s £3 trillion in UK pensions – we believe that money should be moved from the destructive, harmful investments of the past, into those which help build a future we can all be proud of. Spearheaded by film-maker, UN Advocate and co-founder of Comic Relief, Richard Curtis, Make My Money Matter works to transform the financial system so it puts people and planet on a par with profit. 

Our campaign includes three core workstreams:

1. Public Campaign: we’re delivering high profile, public campaigning to show the power of our money as a vehicle for good. Using creative, engaging techniques, we tell the story of how our money can build a better future, and mobilise people to take action 

2. High Profile Partnerships: we’re transforming how NGOs, businesses, universities, local authorities, and public figures think about sustainability to ensure their money aligns with their values, and helps build a better world

3. Policy and Advocacy: we work with a core set of partners, including advocacy groups, government agencies, and the finance industry to create a unifying call for policy reforms that transform the system from within. We then advocate for these goals at key national and global moments to secure long term, systemic change

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for a highly capable, friendly and established multitasker with experience of working in an operational role. We would expect candidates to demonstrate a good understanding of one or more of: finance, HR, governance and fundraising – but are committed to helping the successful candidate develop new skills and knowledge in the role. 

Team fit will be key. We need someone who can be accountable for the different systems which help the organisation to run smoothly, but also flexible enough to adapt our processes so that they enable the team to plan and deliver creative and campaigning work to the highest standard.

Core responsibilities and tasks:

• Governance

o Support the CEO in preparing for Company and Advisory Group meetings

o Support the onboarding of new Directors and Advisory Group members

o Deliver operational updates to Directors and Advisory Group if required

o Work with the CEO and Senior Finance Advisor to maintain risk register 

• Legal

o Support MMMM team with negotiating contracts, including liaising and consulting with legal advisors when needed

o Ensure all current contracts are up to date, signed and filed appropriately 

• Finance

o Support CEO, Finance Director and Campaign Director to ensure annual, project and funder budgets are up-to-date and provide the right level of detail for decision-making

o Support bookkeeper in ensuring books are kept up to date and backup documentation is provided 

o Support on annual audit process with external accountants

o Oversee expenses system, to ensure expenses are submitted and processed monthly

• Funding and fundraising

o Support CEO, Campaign Director and Finance Director with fundraising efforts to secure the financial wellbeing of the organisation, including maintaining fundraising database and leading on first drafts of applications and reports

o Monitor current grants and funding pipeline, including leading regular fundraising meetings and liaising with funders

o Track reporting to funders and ensure reporting is completed effectively, in good time, 

o Work with CEO and Finance Director to prepare financial reporting for funders

• People

o Support the CEO and Campaign Director with recruitment, including references, issuing employment contracts and managing onboarding for IT, finance, payroll etc

o Review and refine diversity and inclusion approaches for recruitment

o Support full team with professional development reviews

o Maintain and update Company Handbook and ensure it is effectively communicated to staff. Review and update policy documents, ensuring that best practice is met and that effective policies are in place

o Work with the CEO to provide strong support to the full team and work to ensure that MMMM remains a collaborative, supportive and inspiring place to work – including identifying appropriate training for individual and group training 

o Ad hoc admin support, e.g. with larger meeting and event organisation

• IT

o Maintain current IT infrastructure, including SharePoint management and permissions

o Work with outsourced IT provider to regularly review security and troubleshoot issues

o Review and refine data protection compliance processes, ensuring MMMM is meeting both statutory and best practice obligations

o Support the team use our systems effectively, including light-touch support / training

Qualifications and experience:

• Experience working in an operations-focused role, ideally within a small team

• Good working understanding across one or more key areas (finance, fundraising, HR, IT etc), with a willingness to learn and train up on the job in other areas

• Excellent writing and analytical skills - and great attention to detail 

• Experience of developing and managing systems and processes in a hands-on way

• Ability and willingness to both give and take constructive feedback with team members

• Autonomous self-starter, with confidence to ask for help when needed and offer others support 

• Strong numeracy skills 

• Team player, with a willingness to get stuck in and a positive and proactive approach 

• A commitment to Make My Money Matter’s aims and an understanding of our campaign goals

• Pre-existing authorisation to work in the UK

In return, we offer:

• A competitive salary and pension contributions

• Flexible working

• Opportunity to make an impact in the world with high-profile, mission-driven organization

• A supportive, inclusive environment, and an amazing, vibrant team

How to apply:

Please submit your CV and one page cover letter to katie@makemymoneymatter.co.uk. Please include current employment status and likely notice period. Please note that due to the high number of applicants, we are only able to respond to candidates who we wish to interview. 

Diversity and inclusion:

We strive to create a fair and healthy environment where all colleagues feel valued. We aim to cultivate a culture of collaboration and respect, where our people are highly engaged, and individual contributions are celebrated. We encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds

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