Governance & Operations Assistant

Salary: Circa £24,000 per annum

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: Fauna & Flora International, Cambridge, UK.

The Governance & Operations Assistant will provide effective and responsive assistance to the Governance & Risk Manager, other selected members of the Operations Team and to the COO. In doing so you will play an important role in supporting FFI and our Board of Trustees (or “Council”) to meet its governance and statutory obligations, as well as enabling your Operations Team colleagues to fulfil their varying responsibilities and to provide expertise and support to the wider organisation.

You will be an experienced administrator with meticulous attention to detail and a diligent and methodical approach to your work. Enthusiastic and adaptable, you are likely to have gained your experience in a similar, relevant setting, one where you may already have developed a level of knowledge and understanding of governance processes and the handling of confidential information and personal data, which you are now eager to build upon.

You will possess excellent organisational and time management skills, together with interpersonal and communication skills which will enable you to build positive, productive working relationships with colleagues, not just in the UK but across our 20 plus countries of operation. Calm under pressure, able to work both independently and as part of a team, you will enjoy a dynamic and fast-paced environment, where the ability to manage a variety of concurrent tasks is paramount. Excellent IT skills and a desire to learn new systems, such as FFI’s Microsoft SharePoint based intranet (ourFFI) and FFI’s customised online finance and project management system are also essential.

In return, this role offers an exciting opportunity to develop and build on your existing administrative experience, supported by and learning from colleagues in a friendly, collaborative, not for profit setting; gaining knowledge of charitable governance and compliance structures while working for a ground-breaking and growing organisation at the forefront of global conservation.  In addition, you will benefit from a generous pension contribution, attractive annual leave allowance, life insurance and salary exchange schemes.

Our offices are located in central Cambridge, just a few minutes’ walk from glorious historic buildings and museums, the picturesque River Cam, the central market and shopping centre, and a host of cafés and restaurants. Please note that whilst FFI is adopting hybrid working practices involving partial remote working within the UK where appropriate, it is envisaged that due to the nature of this role, it will be mostly based in the Cambridge office.

The closing date for applications is Tuesday, 31 January 2023.

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