Climate Home News is hiring a finance and operations manager

Climate Home News is looking for a highly organised individual to support its financial management and operations on a part time basis

Are you a highly organised individual looking for a flexible part-time job with a purpose? 

Climate Home News needs a finance and operations manager to support our work. We deliver original journalism that informs and inspires action to tackle the global climate crisis. 

The finance and operations manager will ensure the smooth and effective running of Climate Home News, leading on finance, human resources, administrative and information systems.   

As a member of a small team, your role will span everything from processing invoices to guiding strategy. 

You will report to the CEO and work closely with the editor to solve problems and create the conditions for the organisation to flourish. 

There will be opportunities to develop the role in lockstep with Climate Home’s growth. 

Location: Remote, UK 

Salary: £40,000 – £45,000 FTE depending on experience 

Terms: Flexible, 0.4 FTE/16 hours a week 

Contract type: Permanent 

Start date: 2 January 2024 

Responsibilities 

  • Developing our finance systems, including taking a lead on budgeting, planning and oversight of book-keeping 
  • Handling the financial relationship with corporate and philanthropic partners, fulfilling their compliance and reporting requirements 
  • Processing invoices and making international payments through PayPal, Wise or the bank as needed 
  • Coordinating with the payroll provider to process staff salaries 
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements and voluntary regulatory schemes such as IMPRESS 
  • Supporting the governance of Climate Home News Ltd, for example by organising meetings of the advisory board 
  • Contracting and managing operational support as required, including web development services and travel planning for staff to attend international conferences 
  • Designing and implementing HR processes and policies including contracts, recruitment and onboarding 
  • Developing organisational strategy alongside the editor and CEO 

Role Requirements 

Essential 

  • Three years’ experience of financial management (including overseeing budgets and financial planning) 
  • Proven ability to establish effective processes and systems (HR, finance and others) to support the needs of a small and growing organization 
  • Experience of managing staff and familiarity with UK workplace legislation 
  • Experience of contracting and managing freelance employees and external providers
  • Proven ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks and react positively in light of shifting and competing timelines 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills 
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative manner 
  • Willingness to work remotely 

Desirable 

  • Experience working in climate or media 
  • Technical proficiency in QuickBooks or equivalent accounting software 
  • A degree (Bachelors or Master’s) in a relevant subject 
  • A track record of networking and establishing productive relationships with new partners and other key stakeholders 
  • Experience of fundraising, grant writing, monitoring/evaluation or grant reporting 

Application process 

To apply for this role, please send a CV and one-page covering letter to [email protected] identifying why you are a good fit. Include contact details for two referees, who will only be contacted with your prior permission. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with CEO and publisher James Ramsey, editor Megan Darby and an external panel member tbc. 

Deadline for applications: 09:00 GMT, Monday 6 November 2023 

Interviews will take place the week beginning: 13 November