Platform is looking for an Organisational Development and Operations Manager

The Organisational Development and Operations Manager is an exciting, new role within our small non-hierarchical organisation. You will be working to support the smooth running of Platform, developing processes to optimise our capacity and effectiveness, helping us to build a collaborative, creative and rewarding non-hierarchical management structure and developing Platform’s anti-oppression practices and culture. You will work closely with our Finance, HR managers and Management Group to ensure effective organisation of our operations and governance functions and will assist with Finance and HR tasks when needed.

Hours: 4 days (32 hours per week based on a 40 hour week).

Contract: Permanent, subject to 6 months’ probationary period.

Salary: Circa £34,650 per annum pro rata, depending on circumstances (see Terms & conditions below). Please note we are working towards a 4 day week with full time income

Location: Platform’s main office is based in London, but staff are currently working from home during the pandemic. We are currently reviewing our flexible and remote working arrangements for post covid working, so if you would like to discuss your options for being based elsewhere in the UK, please let us know in your interview. 

Closing date: 10.00am on Monday 10th January 2022.

Details: Please find details of the job description and how to apply here.

About Platform

Platform works towards a just future beyond fossil fuels, by uplifting marginalised voices, building energy and food democracy, and working toward a just transition. Platform brings together researchers, organisers, educators, environmentalists, artists, and community activists.  

Platform’s goals for the next five years are:

Resource impacted communities and workers to build and shape a just transition.

Enable communities and workers to create and participate more fully in new and existing democratic spaces and processes.

Develop energy and food alternatives that transform local economies so they work for everyone.

Foster ways of working that centre compassion, care and liberation.

Collectively create and implement an internal structure that holds us accountable to our principles as a flat structured organisation and meets our capacity needs.

For over two decades Platform has led the way developing policies and practices which are effective, caring, just and democratic but to ensure we keep them at the heart of everything we do we need to refresh our systems and structures. We’re looking for someone who can support us with this process. 

About your role

The role will offer someone the opportunity to be at the forefront of thinking around non-hierarchical structures and practices and you will be encouraged to share learnings with allies and wider movements. We will need someone who is good at systems thinking, practically oriented, well organised and passionate about how the day to day operations of an organisation can be both democratic, care-oriented and effective. You will be a natural problem solver with strong people skills and the ability to lead processes and decision making within an organisation. You will also need to be prepared to bottom line the more mundane administrative and management processes needed for Platform’s effective functioning. 

We would particularly like to encourage applications from people of colour / black and minority ethnic (BME)  people, people with disabilities, and/or people who identify as working-class/ from low-income backgrounds or have done so in the past, as these groups are currently underrepresented in Platform. Where two or more candidates are judged to be of equal merit, priority may be given to a BME candidate who belongs to a less well represented group. 

Let us know if there’s any reasonable adjustments you’d like us to make in the application and interview process in view of a disability or health issue. 

For more information please download the pack here.Operations JD 2021 (1).docx







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