Global Schools Forum

Operations Associate Director

Package: Salary will be competitive with market rate and negotiable depending upon experience
Location: Europe - London, UK (hybrid office working)

Operations Associate Director

Global Schools Forum (GSF) is a collaborative community of non-state organizations working to improve education at scale for underserved children in low- and middle-income countries through:

  • Strengthening and growing a global, interconnected learning community;
  • Testing promising solutions and diffusing evidence; and
  • Partnering strategically to shape policy and scale solutions.

Their vision is that all children can realise their potential through safe access to quality education.

As a member of the senior leadership team, this role plays a key part in delivering GSF’s three-year strategy. The Operations Associate Director will lead on organizational development, including organizational culture and talent development, and will have overall responsibility for HR, Governance, legal and operational effectiveness for a UK based charity with a global team of 16 people across 5 countries, from Brazil to India.

The successful candidate will be an adept project manager, capable of setting up critical systems and processes and making important decisions for a developing organization. They will have a clear vision to develop GSF’s high-performance culture and will have excellent communication, inter-personal and relationship management skills. The successful candidate will be able to work independently across a variety of teams and functions. Importantly, they will embody GSF’s team values of learning, honesty, collaboration, caring and impact orientation.

GSF is being assisted in this process by executive search firm Society and further information available in the associated candidate pack. To arrange an initial, informal conversation about the role or if you have any questions, please contact Monika Fryzicka via email or on +44 (0) 7739 025 937

Applications should be submitted through the Society website and consist of a current CV and a cover letter addressing the following:

-          Your suitability for the role considering the profile outlined in the candidate pack. This should include - previous experience of developing, overseeing and implementing systems and processes within an operations function at a growing organisation; leading cross-organizational change management; your understanding of governance and compliance required of working in the charities sector.

-          Your motivations for applying for this role

Application deadline: 8 February 2023, 11.30am GMT