TREE AID Job Vacancy: Director of Operations - Bristol, United Kingdom

Director of Operations
£50-55k pa • Bristol • 35 hours per week • Benefits

We wish to appoint a Director of Operations to lead the development and delivery of TREE AID’s programmes in Ethiopia, Burkina Faso, Mali, Ghana and Niger.

This is a great opportunity to bring transformational change to some of the world’s poorest people.  TREE AID works in the drylands of Africa, using agroforestry to relieve poverty and protect the environment.  We are unique in what we do and have great potential and ambition to grow.  The Director of Operations will be critical to this success. 

The Director of Operations’ key objectives will be to: 
  • Provide programme direction and guidance to deliver TREE AID’s ambitious strategy for growth and impact, including oversight of TREE AID’s social enterprise.
  • Performance manage the Operations team in the UK, Ethiopia and West Africa and strengthen capacity to deliver our programme of work effectively and efficiently.
  • Provide leadership through the Senior Management Team for organisational development and continuous improvement. 
You will have a strong understanding of international development and the interface between poverty and the environment along with proven experience of programme development and management in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With excellent analytical and conceptual skills and the ability to use your understanding of the policy environment in development, you will build effective relationships with funding bodies, development agencies and research institutions. You will be a self-starter, able to identify opportunities and to deliver on them.

Above all - inspired by TREE AID’s mission to alleviate poverty sustainably whilst improving the environment - you will be committed to empowering families in some of the world's poorest countries to thrive, rather than just survive.

We have ambitious plans for the future. Help us to realise them.

To apply, please send your CV, equal opportunities monitoring form and a supporting statement setting out how you meet the person specification to

Closing date:    9am Monday 18th January 2016
Interview date:   Tuesday 26th January 2016

Registered charity number: 1135156
Company registration number: 03779545