Head of Operations & Compliance

Rainforest Foundation UK (RFUK) strives for a fairer and more sustainable world by working with frontline Indigenous Peoples and other communities in the fight against tropical deforestation, biodiversity loss and climate change.

We are looking for a Head of Operations & Compliance to join our growing team, offering a unique opportunity to contribute to a unique values-led, solutions-orientated organisation.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director and serving as a vital member of the Senior Management Team (SMT), you’ll oversee regulatory compliance, optimise internal and operational systems, manage risks, execute operational plans, and embody our organisational values. This multifaceted role encompasses leadership, strategy and staff management as well an awareness of the needs of a small but growing charity.

Person specifications

We seek a dynamic individual with a minimum of five years of senior operations/compliance experience who demonstrates strategic thinking, strong governance and regulatory knowledge, and operational leadership and management skills.

Candidates should possess excellent communication and collaboration skills, exhibit multitasking and strong organisational abilities, demonstrate adaptability and proactive problem-solving skills, and pay meticulous attention to detail.

We encourage all interested candidates to apply, even if they believe they may not fully meet all the requirements. Applicants are encouraged to elaborate on their suitability for the role in their cover letter.

If you have any specific questions about the role itself, please email our Recruitment Team (Jobs@rainforestuk.org) 

Application process

To submit your application, kindly complete the application form ( https://www.cognitoforms.com/RainforestFoundationUK1/ApplicationFormHeadOfOperationsCompliance) by Monday 10 June at 10 am. Please be aware that the form will be anonymised for review by the panel.

Please note:

  • CVs will not be considered.
  • The first round of interviews are expected to take place on w/c 17 June.

For further details regarding the role and specific qualifications required, please consult the Job Description.

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London (Bethnal Green)/hybrid

£51,783. Please be informed that RFUK operates on a fixed salary grid, and as such, salaries are non-negotiable.

Closing date:
Monday 10 June at 10 am

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