business operations manager


Anywhere within +\- 3 hours of GMT (fully remote)


Part-time and full -time opportunities available

start date


rate of pay

Commensurate with experience and competitive

the role

We are recruiting a Business Operations Manager to lead on the essential functions of the business - HR, finance, legal and IT. We are looking for someone who gets excited about taking ownership of these functions, someone who can plan and strategise how they run and operate but also can roll their sleeves up to implement the regular, yet necessary, operational and administrative tasks.

Responsibilities include:


  • Working with financial advisors and bookkeepers to quality assure all financial information and optimise all accounting systems at project and corporate levels
  • Monitoring and managing cyclical business processes including planning and budgeting
  • Manage payments to corporate and project staff and suppliers


  • In collaboration with legal advisors, drafting and updating our standard operating procedures and contracts, and enforcing guidelines and policies as needed
  • Ensuring the organisation complies with all applicable UK corporate and GDPR regulations
  • Lead on securing / renewing the required company accreditations and insurances
  • Establishing the offices and office infrastructure in new countries of operation and facilitate field office contracts


  • Owning our IT infrastructure and tech stack to ensure we are using the most suitable systems and software for our business needs as we grow by coordinating with our IT partners. This will include the setting up and maintenance of PowerApps as required


  • In close collaboration with the company directors, assisting on the HR business planning and recruitment for both corporate and project staff, including coordinating project requirement inputs from the projects and research teams
  • Leading on HR administration including contracting, probation status, the payroll function
  • Improving and implementing the systems and procedures for the smooth onboarding and offboarding of associates

skills and experience

The role requires specific hard and soft skills to effectively lead on these functions for the business. The below captures the most important ones as we see them:

  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, business administration, or other relevant field required and a professional qualification in Accounting is preferred
  • Demonstrated capacity and prior experience in managing the personnel, administrative and logistical functions of international businesses
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, leadership and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to implement and own processes
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to lead and work effectively in team situations
  • Proven ability to prepare budgets and financial reports. Advanced knowledge of the business cycle, including budgeting and can handle a full set of accounts and daily accounting/finance operations independently
  • Self-starter who can demonstrate initiative in solving problems to achieve results
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Preference to work remotely
  • Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in another language is a bonus.
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