2021 represents an exciting year for GSG and we will be growing our team to deliver our ambitious mission.  At the current time GSG is looking for candidates to fill the following positions.    Please check this page again as we continue to review our staffing requirements for the year(s) ahead.
If you are interested in the roles below – or you are interested in joining us and growing the Impact Movement globally – please email careers@gsgii.org with a covering letter and your detailed CV and specify which role you are applying for in the subject line.   For specific roles please note the preferred location, and that GSG is not currently able to sponsor work visas.

Chief Operating Officer

Location: UK based within reasonable reach of London

Hours: 3 days per week FTE

Reporting to: Chief Executive Officer

 

Purpose

A critical leadership function within GSG, the COO has overall strategic responsibility for our financial management, planning, governance, legal and human resources functions. This includes supporting the development of strategy, long term financial forecasts and commercial opportunities as part of a high performing team.

The post holder will ensure that processes, policies and infrastructure are in place to deliver GSG’s ambitions to drive global impact that improves lives and the planet by innovating, agitating and orchestrating the advance towards impact economies.

 

Key Responsibilities
Strategic Leadership:

  • As part of the leadership team, contribute to the development and delivery of the Global Steering Group’s mission, strategy and operational plans, as well as contributing to future growth and impact
  • Ensure regular review and evaluation, developing and implementing all necessary policies and procedures to facilitate management control and to ensure that all internal operations achieve their business objectives
  • Promote a culture of high performance and continuous improvement that values learning and development and a commitment to quality
  • Embed an inclusive culture and promote diversity in all of GSG’s activities globally.

Financial Insight

  • Provide high quality financial analysis and information to the CEO and Board to ensure informed decision making and business planning
  • Oversee financial planning and reporting, including forecasts, budgets, management accounts and annual reports
  • Management of GSG’s Trading Subsidiary

Governance

  • Oversight of all aspects of governance matters including Board meetings and reports, papers, risk register, Trustee appointments and retirements, conflicts, decision-making powers and member resolutions
  • Ensure compliance with charity and company legislation, including SORP, and advise the CEO and Board on statutory requirements
  • Regular review and evaluation, developing and implementing all necessary policies and procedures to facilitate management control and to ensure that all internal operations achieve their business objectives

Legal & HR

Human resources leadership, including:

  • 11 UK based staff
  • The relationship with Papaya, the provider of Employer of Record services for members of staff globally
  • The relationship with the Argentina based company providing policy support (3 staff)
  • Ongoing monitoring of all company policies and their adoption and requisite training requirements
  • Production and/or review of all third-party contracts including regular and one-off suppliers, donors and staff

Key Skills and Experience

  • A recognised professional financial or business qualification, with a proven track record of successful international financial management
  • Experience of operating strategically as a senior leader in an organisation of significant complexity
  • Demonstrable experience of leading business functions including finance and HR
  • Personal credibility, the cultural fluency and communications skills required to establish professional relationships quickly with a range of stakeholders globally
  • Highly developed financial and analytical skills, combined with a strong commercial acumen
  • A collaborative approach, combined with intellectual rigour and the ability to navigate ambiguity

How to Apply / Contact

  • To apply for this position, please upload a CV and a supporting statement of no more than two pages of A4 onto our website.
  • We ask that you complete the equal opportunities information online when you submit your application via our website. The information collected will be treated as confidential, used for statistical purposes only, and will not be treated as part of your application.
  • Finally please ensure that you have included mobile, work and home telephone numbers, as well as any dates when you will not be available or might have difficulty with the indicative timetable.
    Applications should be sent to alex.williams@prospect-us.co.uk

Timetable

Closing Date: 21st April

Initial Interviews With Prospectus: 26th April – 5th May

GSG Panel Interviews: Week commencing 17th May

These dates may be subject to change and applicants will be advised in advance should this happen.

Recruitment Process

Should you decide to make a formal application, you will receive feedback within seven working days of the closing date.

Queries

If you have any queries on any aspect of the appointment process, need additional information or would like to have an informal discussion, please contact Alex Williams at Prospectus on 020 7691 1920, or email: alex.williams@prospect-us.co.uk