JOBS

Director of Organisational Support and Development

Location: Home-based

Key details

Application closing date: 9 April 2024
Start date: Immediately /As soon as possible
Reports to: Chief Executive
Contract: Open
Hours: 100% FTE (37.5 hours per week) – will consider part time with a minimum of 80% (30 hours a week)
Salary: £68,201/€79,745/$81,964 plus 12% employer pension contribution, or equivalent based on contractual requirements and full time equivalent.
Location: Home-based (anywhere in the world, subject to contracting requirements)

About the Tax Justice Network

The Tax Justice Network is an independent international network, launched in 2003. It is dedicated to high-level research, analysis and advocacy in the area of international tax and financial regulation, including the role of tax havens. We map, analyse and explain the harmful impacts of tax evasion, tax avoidance and tax competition, and support the engagement of citizens, civil society organisations and policymakers with the aim of a more just tax system. We pursue systemic changes that address the international inequality in the distribution of taxing rights between countries; the national inequalities – including gender inequalities – that arise from poor tax policies; and the national and international obstacles to progressive national tax policies and effective financial regulation. The Tax Justice Network is supported by grants from Norad, the European Union, Open Society Foundations and others. We are a virtual organisation, with staff working from home across multiple countries and continents. 

Role description

The Director of Organisational Support and Development plays a critical role for the Tax Justice Network, ensuring effective delivery of core functions and new initiatives. Over the last strategy period, the Tax Justice Network has grown substantially and become significantly more complex. This has been accompanied by a substantial investment in developing systems, policies and processes. The challenge now is to consolidate these developments, to build on them where necessary, to ensure that they are fully embedded and to respond to new opportunities and challenges as they arise – which is every day!

The Director of Organisational Support and Development will lead the Tax Justice Network’s corporate functions and manage a small team, They will have oversight of the areas led by other members of this team (finance, events, IT systems, contracts, projects) and will be directly responsible for human resources, organisational policies, governance, risk management, grant reporting and setup, the coordination of fundraising activities, proposals and pipeline and monitoring, evaluation and learning systems. They will be a member of the senior management team, support the board of directors including with the timely preparation and coordination of Board meetings and accompanying papers, and play an important role in managing the Tax Justice Network’s governance and legal entities.

Key responsibilities

Management

  • Oversee the Tax Justice Network’s core functions and provide administrative leadership across the Tax Justice Network’s global team.
  • Supervise the management of the Tax Justice Network’s finances (including budgeting, quarterly management accounts and annual accounts and reports, and regular reviews of finance policy, procedure and controls) by the Head of Finance
    and Reporting.
  • Lead on the organisation of effective organisation-wide meetings, including regular calls and in-person staff retreats.
  • Manage and support a geographically dispersed team.
  • Supervise the planning and delivery of high-level public events by the Operations Manager and other colleagues.
  • Supervise the maintenance and effective use of key systems (e.g. CRM and
    monitoring) by the Operations Manager.
  • Lead on the organisational planning and project management approach and systems.
  • Management of the contracts system and processes, issuing new contracts and contract amendments, communicating on contractual matters internally and with the relevant parties.

Governance

  • Support the board of directors with obtaining legal support and advice as and when requested. Act as company secretary, including preparing reports and papers for general meetings of the board.
  • Support the ongoing assessment of board recruitment needs and manage board recruitment where needed.
  • Review governance structures and processes on an ongoing basis and make changes where needed.
  • Lead on organisational risk management including compliance, identifying emerging risks and monitoring existing risks and identifying and implementing agreed mitigation strategies.
  • Support the CEO with the design and delivery of an ongoing evaluation of Tax Justice Network’s impact, and lead on organisational learning.
  • Ensuring timely returns to external bodies such as Companies House and tax authorities, and responsibility for maintaining other statutory provisions such as insurances.

Human resources

  • Oversee the recruitment and onboarding of new staff.
  • Support line managers in managing staff to maximise performance and team morale, and in tackling any issues.
  • Keep organisational policies up to date, add new policies as needed and ensure that all policies are used effectively.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant legislation, both in the UK and in all other countries where the Tax Justice Network operates.

Fundraising and grant management

  • Lead on the drafting and submission of funding applications, co-ordinating contributions from across the Tax Justice Network team as needed, and identifying new opportunities on a timely and systematic basis.
  • Coordinate timely reporting to existing donors in line with contractual obligations.
  • Lead on the negotiation and setup of new grants.

Team

  • Line managing the Organisational Support and Development team.
  • Working alongside other team members support their implementation of cross organisational systems and special projects.
  • Understanding and working towards individual, team and business objectives.
  • Maintaining effective communication and ensuring that all information is shared with relevant staff.

Person specification

Skills and experience

Experience

  • Management / Experience of building and managing high-performing teams (ideally
    distributed global teams).
  • Non-profits / Familiarity with the workings of charities or other non-profit
    organisations preferred, ideally in more than one country and including managing
    support functions to maximise efficiency and impact.
  • Understanding / Some knowledge and understanding of economic justice (ideally tax
    justice) issues preferred.

Skills

  • Team-working / Working with an autonomous team supportively and sensitively,
    balancing the need for co-ordination and clear decision-making with a consensual and
    collaborative management style.
  • Delivery / Coping with a large, complicated and varied workload, working quickly and
    efficiently without sacrificing the quality of the results and timeliness of deliverables.
  • Presentation / Communicating effectively, persuasively, accurately and succinctly,
    both in person and in writing.
  • Technology / Proficiency in standard office software and cloud-based collaboration
    and communication software, knowledge of database software advantageous.

Attributes

  • Commitment / Being focused on achieving high standards in pursuit of the Tax Justice
    Network’s objectives.
  • Adaptability / Finding ways of dealing with unexpected opportunities and challenges.
  • Resourcefulness / Achieving results with limited financial and human resources.
  • Judgement / Managing relationships with partners sensitively but robustly as needed.
  • Collaboration / Working supportively and effectively as part of an internal team and
    with external partners.
  • Integrity / Choosing the right course of action when the alternative might be easier.
  • Flexibility / Willingness to do what is needed to get the job done (Including some irregular hours and travel)
  • Passion / for tax justice and international development issues is desirable

How to apply

Please upload a CV (resume) and answer the series of questions in this form, addressing the experience and skills listed in the person specification as well as your motivation, by Tuesday 9th April 2024 23.59 GMT. Interviews will be held remotely on the 15th or 16th April 2024.

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