Public Law Project (PLP) is looking for an Operations Manager to manage and support the effective operation of our growing charity.

The successful candidate will be a team player, working closely both with other members of the finance and operations department and with our lawyers, researchers and events team to ensure they have the support needed to deliver our charitable activities. Your blend of skills and experience across HR, compliance, premises and IT and information management will be crucial to helping us to ensure people who are disadvantaged and marginalised can hold the state to account for unfair decisions.

This role includes a wide range of responsibilities and the successful candidate will enjoy the variety in the role and have the core skills necessary to provide excellent management of all areas of the post including areas where you will not be expert. This includes strong problem solving skills, commitment to taking responsibility and excellent time and task management. You will be dedicated to self-development and learning and be able to identify when you yourself need professional advice or additional support. Within this context expertise or particular interests in one area, for example in HR, would also be beneficial to the role.

Prioritising development of PLP as a resilient, connected organisation is one of the three central organisational goals PLP has adopted in our strategy for 2021-22. Your role will be critical to our ability to mitigate the effects of the external crisis on the effectiveness of our team, playing a key role in developing and leading a programme of well-being training and resources and fostering a culture of psychological safety and inclusivity. As we learn how to work optimally in a hybrid working environment you will be crucial in ensuring our office and technology is geared to support collaborative working and will contribute to developing our thinking on supporting internal communication and connectivity. PLP is a diverse team and benefits from an inclusive culture – your role will help us build on this strength.

PLP support staff have the opportunity to be involved directly in the work of the charity through membership of one of our working groups. Working groups such as for Benefit Sanctions or Public Law and Technology – shape our work whether that is challenging unlawful withdrawal of welfare from people with mental health conditions or investigating how the use of algorithms in government decision making might unlawfully discriminate against minorities.

PLP wants to work with the best possible person for this role. To achieve that goal, we can be flexible. Whilst this post is conceived as a full-time post, part-time hours, job-share and other flexible working arrangements will also be considered.

Please download the full Job Pack and Application Form for further details.

Information Pack

Application Form

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Equal Opportunities Form

Please email all completed forms to by 11:59pm on Wednesday, 19 May 2021.

PLP is an equal opportunities and Disability Confident Employer

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