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Head of Operations (interim)

Time period: 6 months with possibility of extension
Hours: 4 days/week, flexible and remote working may be considered
Salary: £42,000-£47,000 pro rata
Start: ASAP

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

Index on Censorship, one of the world’s leading freedom of expression organisations, is looking for a Head of Operations to help support the organisation as it embarks on new projects. This is a key new post, reporting to the Chief Executive.

If you have a keen eye for detail, are passionate about delivering to a deadline and able to ensure operations run smoothly, then this could be the job for you.

Index on Censorship is a London-based charity that campaigns on issues of censorship and supports those facing threats to their freedom of expression. We are a small organisation good at making a lot of noise: we publish an award-winning quarterly magazine, engage in advocacy on key issues related to free speech, and run a lively events programme.

The organisation, which turns 50 in two years, is moving into an exciting phase of its development, with new projects launching in the United States and UK, and the Head of Operations will play a key role in ensuring Index can remain effective during this busy time.

The Head of Operations will be responsible for ensuring the effective operational running of Index on Censorship and have overall responsibility for the functions of:

  • Grant management and donor reporting
  • Project management
  • Overseeing finance, HR and office management functions

The Head of Operations will be initially responsible for ensuring two new US and two new UK projects are delivered on time and to budget, including management of two new part-time positions being created for these projects, and for managing the reporting of Index’s current major grants. In addition, the Head of Operations will be responsible for overseeing the delivery of financial reports from the Head of Finance/HR who will report directly to the Head of Operations.

Part of the senior management team, the ideal candidate will have experience of managing projects and grants at a senior level and be a highly organised decision-maker. You must also have the flexibility to work with different parts of this small organisation and be an excellent team player.

The position is being created initially for six months but with the possibility of extension for the right candidate. Index is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. Flexible and remote working may be considered.

Closing date for applications: May 31
First interviews: Week commencing June 10
To apply: please send CV and 1 page covering letter to [email protected]

Free Speech Is For Me/ Understanding Censorship: UK project manager (contractor)

Time period: 6 months with possibility of extension
Hours: Minimum 2 days/week with possibility of additional days as programme progresses
Salary: £150/day
Start: ASAP

Index on Censorship is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic project manager to run an exciting new freedom of expression advocacy programme being launched in the United Kingdom.

Free Speech Is For Me is a project that will offer media training to individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in acting as advocates for the value of freedom of expression. The successful candidate will be responsible for recruiting individuals for the project and co-ordinating training and media opportunities for those selected as advocates. You will be reporting to the Chief Executive initially and then to a newly created post of Head of Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of individuals for the Free Speech Is For Me programme, including
    advertising for, interviewing and selection of applicants
  • Organisation of media training for successful applicants
  • Media outreach
  • Monitoring and evaluation

Skills (essential):

  • Project management
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent organisational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the civil society sector, advocacy, media and campaigning
  • An understanding of freedom of expression issues

The post is 2 days a week for six months. Involves work at weekends and evenings.

To apply: Please send CV and 1-page covering letter to [email protected] and in subject line please say “UK Free Speech Is For Me”

Closing date 14 June 2019

Free Speech Is For Me/ Understanding Censorship: US project manager (contractor)

Time period: 6 months with possibility of extension
Hours: 2 days/week
Salary: $200/day
Start: ASAP

Index on Censorship is looking for an enthusiastic and energetic US-based project manager to run a new program (“Free Speech Is For Me”) being launched in the United States.

Free Speech Is For Me is a project that will offer media training to individuals from diverse backgrounds interested in acting as advocates for the value of freedom of expression. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating the project, including recruitment of participants.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter, able to work independently and have excellent administrative skills. You will be comfortable being managed remotely and ideally have previous experience organising events, managing diaries. Ability to recruit and working with individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds is essential. Some experience with media outreach desirable.

You will be reporting to the Index Chief Executive initially and then to a newly created post of Head of Operations.

Responsibilities:

  • Recruitment of individuals for the Free Speech Is For Me program, including
    advertizing for, interviewing and selection of applicants
  • Organization of media training for successful applicants
  • Media outreach
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Organization of events at selected US campuses for Free Is For Me speakers and
    other speakers as part of a new ‘understanding censorship’ program

Skills (essential):

  • Project management
  • Strong communications skills
  • Excellent organizational and administrative skills
  • Understanding of the civil society sector, advocacy, media and campaigning
  • An understanding of freedom of expression issues

The post is 2 days a week for six months. Involves work at weekends and evenings.

To apply: Please send CV and 1-page covering letter to [email protected] and in subject line please say “US Free Speech Is For Me”

Closing date 14 June 2019

Youth Advisory Board

Index is now recruiting new youth board members. More information can be found here.