Head of Technical Operations at SBTI

Location: Germany, France, UK, NL, SpainWe are proud to recruit for the Head of Technical Operations in partnership with a world-leading, growing, key NGO in Climate Change space - the Science-Based Targets initiative.

This role is pivotal in ensuring the smooth functioning of SBTi Technical Department´s operational, day-to-day activities and the effective utilisation of its resources to achieve its mission and objectives.

You are a great fit for this role if you possess excellent organisational skills, and you are pragmatic and able to prioritise.

It is important that you enjoy a dynamic work environment at an entrepreneurial, third sector organisation, where you will be able to make a difference collaborating with others.

We are going through a phase of transformational change, so a strong communicator with a resilient, open and calm personality that helps others to adapt to change will be a good fit for the role.

Job Purpose and Background: Manage and support the Technical Operations team, consisting of 6-8 staff members.

The Technical Operations team is a support function ensuring the operational delivery of the Technical Department is conducted efficiently and effectively and in compliance with the established Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), whilst delivering standards on time and within budget.

They facilitate relationships with other departments like Impact, Communications and the Target Validation Team to ensure alignment and collaboration across the organisation.

The Head of Technical Operations works very closely with the Head of Quality and the other Technical Department team heads to ensure alignment of their work.About the SBTi: The Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) is a global body enabling businesses to set ambitious emissions reductions targets in line with the latest climate science.

It is focused on accelerating companies worldwide to halve emissions before 2030 and achieve net-zero emissions before 2050.

The SBTi defines and promotes best practices in science-based target setting, offers resources and guidance to reduce barriers to adoption, and independently assesses and approves companies’ targets.

For more information, please visit www.sciencebasedtargets.org Key responsibilities include: Team Management Manage the Technical Operations team and ensure their work is delivered on time and in expected quality (workload and performance management) Guide and support team members in their career and personal development Ensure good team morale and foster trusted, collaborative working culture Work Planning Prepare and execute work planning sessions in collaboration with the technical teams Prepare and execute regular reviews of the work plan and OKRs Support resource planning for the department Create the annual work plan for the Technical Department Monitoring and Reporting Review work plan and OKR delivery on a regular basis Identify risks and issues and put mitigation actions in place Identify interdependencies between the different deliverables within the work plan Ensure progress / status reporting to all relevant internal and external stakeholders Project and Change Management Identify and implement appropriate project management methodology, tools and templates Ensure the implementation and uptake of SBTi´s Standard Operating Procedures Identify appropriate tools and facilitate change management activities Cross-team Collaboration Plan and facilitate Management Team and departmental meetings Plan and facilitate Offsites Design and facilitate workshops, training sessions and other knowledge sharing activities Ensure provision of tools and templates that support standardised ways of working and knowledge management Foster collaborative and mutually supportive relationships with the other team heads and internal stakeholders Essential skills and experience needed: Min.

5 years experience managing a team Solid track record in work planning and operational delivery Excellent organisational skills and a good understanding of an internal support function Strong Project Management skills and deep knowledge of methodologies and tools (e.g.

Asana) Experience in narrative and financial reporting and as well as budgeting Excellent communication and facilitation skills Change Management experience Desirable criteria: Being familiar with a non-for profit environment PMP certification or similar Coaching interest This is a full-time role based in the UK, France, UK, NL, Spain The salary for this role will depend on location and experience level.

This role is a fixed-term contract for 12 months with the possibility of extension.  Interested candidates should be legally allowed to work in the specified countries.

The SBTi cannot sponsor working visas.

What we offer:Working in one of the most successful and fastest-growing initiatives drivingclimate action;Exciting and challenging tasks in a dynamic, international, innovative, andhighly motivated team;Competitive salary (to be enquired via recruiting agency)Training and development;Attractive holiday package.How to apply:Please apply to this ad with a CV and a cover letter, or contact Kris Kobi, Associate Director at Climate17.

SBTi is an equal opportunity employer - committed to building an inclusive workplace and diverse staff, where all can thrive.

We welcome and strongly encourage applications from candidates of all identities and backgrounds, and do not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, religion, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.


  • Location: United Kingdom,United Kingdom
  • Salary: £75000 - £90000 per annum, Benefits: Flexibility, training and development, great holiday package
  • Type: Permanent
  • Recruiter: Climate17 Ltd
  • Posted: 13-May-2024
  • Posted on: jobs4a.com