Operations Manager, UK

Big Green Heart
April 22, 2024
June 30, 2024
Remote, United Kingdom
Job Type


Job Description

We are seeking a dedicated and experienced operations manager to join our team. We are looking for someone who will help strengthen the foundations of our organisation, as well as help us expand our growing network of partner organisations across the UK. 

As a small charity, the role will require balancing practical tasks with strategic planning and management. Building on what has already been done, you will work directly with the CEO to help build the operational structure of Big Green Heart, and support its day-to-day operations. 

You will also facilitate the national deployment of Big Green Heart workshops across the UK, and will work with the CEO and trustees to implement the strategy needed to upscale the work of Big Green Heart.


JOB TITLE: Operations Manager

SALARY: £27,000 – £30,000 / year,  FTE


FT / PT: Part Time

HOURS: Approx 16 hours per week.  The hours will be flexible and may include evenings and weekends.

ANNUAL LEAVE: 25 days pro rata



  • You will develop and implement operational policies, procedures and systems to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the organisation.
  • You will monitor and evaluate the operational performance of the organisation, identifying areas for improvement and implementing solutions.
  • You will manage the operational activity of our Big Green Heart experience days, supporting the CEO in the delivery of them.
  • You will work closely with our partner organisations who are using the Big Green Heart model, ensuring that the high standards and values of our teaching are maintained.
  • You will also work with the Big Green Heart team to onboard new partner organisations. You will work with them to understand their needs and secure buy-in.
  • You will collaborate with the trustees, who also contribute to tasks linked with Big Green Heart’s development.
  • You will manage the budgeting and financial planning processes, working closely with the Treasurer.
  • You will be trained as a Big Green Heart facilitator with an expectation that you may be needed to facilitate a workshop during your time at the organisation.
  • You will participate in professional and networking events related to Big Green Heart’s field of intervention.
  • You will support staff members, trustees and volunteers, providing guidance and training in the operations of the charity as needed.



  • At least two years experience in operations management, preferably within the charity sector.
  • A self motivated individual, capable of independent working.
  • Ability to translate vision into a working practice.
  • Strong organisational and multitasking skills, with the ability to prioritise tasks effectively.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities, with the capacity to work collaboratively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Familiarity with budgeting and financial management processes.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software applications.
  • Commitment to the mission and values of the Big Green Heart.


  • Experience of working in a start-up environment, supporting the operational needs of a fledgling organisation.
  • Familiarity with using KNACK database.


The Big Green Heart recognises the need to provide a safe and caring environment for children, young people and vulnerable adults. As part of our safeguarding policy we will require any successful applicant to complete disclosure checks and obtain an enhanced DBS certificate. 

There is an occupational requirement that the job-holder is a Christian under Part 1 of Schedule 9 of the Equality Act 2010.

Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who have the legal right to work in the UK.


How to Apply

To apply, send the following to priscilla@biggreenheart.org:

  • Completed application form
  • CV (optional)

Closing date: Monday 22 May 2024

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