Co-Director (Finance, Fundraising and Operations)

Job Title: Co-Director (Finance, Fundraising and Operations)
Contract Type: Contract
Location: Hackney
Salary: £44,398 (pro-rata - 3 days per week)
Reference: Co-Director 2021
Contact Name: Geraldine Smith
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 20, 2021 17:46

Job Description

The Co-Director is a new role which reflects GRL’s ethos and intention to shift power by sharing leadership within the organisation and community. The Co-Director will work alongside the Co-Director (Programming and Organisational Development), volunteers and trustees to set and implement the direction and priorities of the charity – with a specific focus on fundraising, finance, HR and data protection. They will be involved in the practical delivery of our programmes and be a key representative of the organisation in the community.

Job Responsibilities:

The Co-Directors will collectively be responsible for:

  • leading and inspiring a joyful, disruptive, healing and anti-racist organisational culture in solidarity and collaboration with the GRL community     

  • developing and implementing the organisation’s strategic plan, in collaboration with trustees, volunteers, contractors and the people who participate in our programmes

  • ensuring the delivery of programmes that support our organisation’s mission

  • ensuring the organisation’s financial health including securing and maintaining funding for all core and project costs

  • overseeing the organisation’s budget

  • reporting to the Board of Trustees and volunteer working group and ensuring transparent and healthy organisational practices

  • overseeing the operations of the organisation

  • supporting and supervising staff, contractors and volunteers

  • representing Girls Rock London in public forums and communities of which we are a part

Areas of work:

In addition to sharing overall responsibility for the leadership and management of Girls Rock London, we are looking for someone who can take primary responsibility for the following areas: 

Financial Management and Administration - managing the overall financial operations including leading the annual budgeting process and producing management accounts, reports and cash flow forecasts. You will be responsible for carrying out or supervising all financial administration, including book-keeping, making payments and tracking receipts, liaising with our payroll service, and being the main point of contact with HMRC. You will work with trustees to ensure Girls Rock London meets all our regulatory responsibilities with the Charity Commission and HMRC, and ensure that funders have access to accurate financial reports tracking restricted income and expenditure.

Fundraising - creating and delivering a fundraising strategy to support Girls Rock London’s work and expenses. You will be responsible for fundraising to support all core and project costs, including the costs of your own role, and will lead all areas of fundraising from grant writing, management and reporting, to managing and growing our donor programme, corporate giving, online campaigns, merchandise sales, Gift Aid and any other income generation stream that could support our work.

HR - ensuring that our work is compliant with employment legislation and progressive practice related to the care of the people who work and volunteer for us. This will include developing and reviewing organisational policies and all HR administration related to employees, volunteers and contractors.

Data Protection - developing and reviewing policies and processes related to how we collect, store and manage data and ensure compliance with GDPR.

Additional operations tasks as necessary - you will support our amazing ‘Gear Team’ who manage the sourcing, storage and maintenance of all our musical equipment. This may include developing an instrument loan scheme in the future. You will also be responsible for overseeing other operational/compliance areas such as insurance, health and safety, cybersecurity and risk management.

Programmes - you will support organisational programming, events and evaluation along with other staff, volunteers and freelancers.

In addition to these key areas, you may work on a number of other tasks to support Girls Rock London’s mission where it is needed and is reasonable within your hours. This may include tasks that require you to learn new skills and/or knowledge, for which we will support you with training and development.

Lived Experience

As an organisation we are committed to tackling inequality through our programming, working practices and culture. We believe that people who have lived experience of the challenges we seek to tackle are best placed to lead our organisation. As such, we would love to hear from you if you identify with or have lived experience as one or more of the following:

  • you are a person of colour

  • you are a trans or non-binary person

  • you live with a disability

  • you are living on a low-income or currently identify as working class

  • you are resident in Hackney

If after reading this pack you feel that you have something to offer Girls Rock London, we would love to hear from you!

Funding and Contract Extension

We have secured funding from the London Community Response Fund to support this role for six months. Our intention is for this role to become permanent; this will be dependent on further successful fundraising which will be the responsibility of the successful candidate in collaboration with the Co-Director (Programmes and Organisational Development).

Closing date: all applications need to be completed/sent to us by Wednesday, June 16, 2021 at 9am. We will only consider applications received before this time.

Interview Dates:  Friday July 2nd 2021