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Head of Operations and Development

We will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon  as you can.

ABOUT the role_

This role will be responsible for leading in Feminists of_’s operations and fundraising. We are looking for someone who is passionate about helping build an inclusive movement for gender equality, and is committed to intersectionality, inclusivity and anti-racism. If you have a background in charity operations and experience in fundraising, and looking to make a difference in the gender equality space, this is the role for you!


We are seeking people of all genders, ages, backgrounds, and abilities who are keen to help us shape the future of our movement, network, and organisation. 


We recognise that feminist spaces and opportunities are often full of white women.

We are looking for people of all backgrounds with voices that are underrepresented in this sector, specifically gender non-conforming individuals, men, trans people, and people of colour. 

Currently, we are only accepting applications from individuals eighteen years of age or older.

Job title: Head of Operations and Development

Location: From home - meetings held virtually

Hours: 3-4 hours per week

Salary: This is a voluntary position

Key Responsibilities


  • Oversee operations of the organisation, ensuring that activities and programs align with the organisation's mission and strategic objectives

  • Take a management role in transforming and strengthening the organisational culture, ensuring that the company values and approach are displayed

  • Working with our Governance board member, execute a plan for diversity, equality, and inclusion that aligns with the organisation’s values, strategy and commitments

  • Oversee and manage the recruitment of key positions within the organisation’s structure

  • Develop ideas to create inclusive and innovative team structures, strengthening team cohesion, influencing positive culture, and helping Fo_ to break traditional organisational moulds and do things differently

  • Support in developing and monitoring the Fo_ budget, analyse financial data, identify opportunities for cost optimisation, and ensure financial accountability and transparency

  • Define and document the processes and primary responsibilities for the management team to ensure high standards of care and support

  • Ensure the effective implementation of contemporary people practices across recruitment, benefits, retention, engagement, learning & development and grievance management

  • Develop and drive a culture of coaching and mentorship to facilitate capacity building of the team

  • Support and upskill team members where needed to fulfil their potential and excel in their roles

  • Monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of Fo_’s programs and activities, using data and feedback to continuously improve and refine strategies


  • Work closely with the CEO to support on fundraising efforts to secure financial support for Fo_’s programs and operations, including developing and executing fundraising campaigns, writing grant proposals, and cultivating donor relationships

  • Develop and implement a comprehensive fundraising strategy with the team that includes multiple channels, such as individual donations, major gifts, corporate sponsorships, and events

  • Conduct research to identify potential funding sources, including foundations, corporations, government agencies, and individuals

  • Collaborate with the team and board to ensure that fundraising efforts are integrated with Fo_’s overall strategic objectives and messaging

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Find out more information by downloading the job pack below:

How to apply_

We use a blind recruitment process so please do not send us your CV at this stage. If you are interested in this role, please fill in the form below by 9am on July 11th.


We will run (virtual) interviews with shortlisted candidates on 13th and 14th of July.


If you have any questions or require any adjustments to complete this form or throughout the interview process, please send us an email with your needs at so we can help.

Feminists of_ is fully committed to equality of opportunity and diversity to ensure that we reflect the full breadth of people in this movement. It's vital for our Advisory Board to represent diversity of thought, lived experience and wide social economics as it impacts our decision making.  


We recognise that our team does not currently reflect a diverse range of life-experiences and perspectives. Currently, people from Black communities, people from minority ethnic communities, people who are transgender, people who identify as men, gender non-conforming or non-binary are underrepresented in our organisation. We would therefore particularly welcome applications from these groups. Feminists of_ is an equal opportunities organisation and we actively encourage volunteer applicants from people of all backgrounds. We are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion in every aspect of our work.


Note: Applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics). To ensure this, we use a blind recruitment process.

Equality statement_

Please click below for Fo_’s Diversity and Inclusion Policy:

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