About the role
Job Title: Operations Manager – Full time,
Location: London (flexible/hybrid – c.2 days remote/3 days
Salary: £40-45K dependent on experience
We are looking
for an Operations Manager to drive forward our work to promote food science and
technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone.
the Chief Executive, you will be a key member of our management team with
specific responsibility for managing core business functions such as finance,
facilities, IT and digital projects, as well as aspects of governance and
HR. You will play a crucial role supporting our highly engaged and
ambitious team, and our vibrant community of members who work right across the
You will oversee
our finances, working with the Honorary Treasurer and Chief Executive, external
accountants and auditors, to ensure we continue to be in great financial shape,
so practical experience of financial administration and reporting is
important. We are a charity, so an understanding of charity finance (or
the aptitude to acquire this) will be invaluable.
As we are a
professional membership organisation, you will benefit from having experience
of working for a body like us, especially in science or engineering. An
understanding or experience of charity governance will be useful too.
initiated an exciting project to update our website and database platforms so
you will be accustomed to working with digital partners to deliver requirements
on time and on budget.
You will help
us create better ways of working (post-COVID) and get the best from our small
office in Hammersmith, managing utilities, and being responsible for health and
You will thrive
on managing multiple projects and priorities and be able to switch between the
detail and big picture in an instant. You will be a great communicator.
We are a small
team so you will also be happy to ‘muck in’ to keep things running smoothly.
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How to apply
Are you ready
to help us put our ambitious plans into practise? Send us your CV
and a brief cover letter. We will look at applications as we receive
Our office is
based in Hammersmith, London W6, and regular attendance at the office is
We are a
registered charity (no 1121681) and a company limited by guarantee (no 930776).
IFST is guided
in its decision-making and activities by its five values and through a strong
commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- Food Science Community
recognise the importance and benefits of equal opportunities, diversity,
inclusion and eliminating discrimination in every aspect of our work.
We aim to
ensure that no individual or group (including members, employees, job
applicants, officeholders, volunteers, consultants, members of committees and
panels or participants in research) is treated more or less favourably than
others on grounds of gender, age, marital status, disability, race, ethnic
origin, nationality, sexual orientation, pregnancy, maternity/paternity or
We work to
comply with all the legislation related to equal opportunities to ensure that
the culture, philosophy and processes within IFST are free from bias of any