Operations Manager – Maternity cover – 12-18 months from August 2022
Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine
35hrs a week
Home based (There is no office)
Thank you for your interest in joining the Lister Institute of Preventive Medicine. We are a small charity with a long and illustrious history. The Lister Institute was established in 1891 and awards prizes (currently £250K) to young leaders in the field of biomedical research. For more information about the Lister Institute see our website.
The Operations Manager is a pivotal role in the small Lister Institute team. We have three staff: the Director, the Operations Manager and the Accountant. We all work from as we have no offices. The Operations Manager is the only full time position and is central to the operation of the charity. An opportunity has now arisen to cover this role for 12 – 18 months (due to maternity leave) either as a secondment or as a short-term contract.
The Lister Institute awards its Prizes after a very competitive process to the brightest young researchers in the field of biomedical research. The Operations Manager position is a very diverse role and is core to the day to day running of the charity; the processes for the applications, review and the selection of the prize winners; as well as the operations and governance of the charity. They also organise our annual meeting of fellows which is held in Oxford every year. They report to and work closely with the Director. They also work closely with the accountant, the trustees, committee members, the fellows, applicants and other stakeholders and are the central point of communication and information with everyone. For a more detailed job description see below.
The person coming into this role requires to be a self starter and be able to take initiative while knowing when to ask for advice. The individual will work from home so will not have the support of colleagues at the desk beside them. They need to be extremely organised and be able to remain on top of multiple streams of work at the same time. It is intended that there will be a 2-3 month training period so that the individual will be able to learn the role before the post-holder goes on maternity leave.
To apply for the position or for an informal discussion about it, please send your CV to email@example.com