Business Operations Executive

Established in 2014, Specialisterne NI has a team of 13 consultants who support autistic and neurodivergent people to get ready for, secure and develop rewarding careers, and employers to recruit and develop the talents of autistic and neurodivergent people.

We are delighted to recruit for a new Business Operations Executive role which presents an excellent opportunity to join a unique, not-for-private-profit organisation in Northern Ireland, at a key stage of growth. Funded until March 2025, by the Rank Foundation Start Here programme in partnership with the Department for Communities, this opportunity is aimed at an emerging leader.

Business Operations Executive

Contract:                   Full-time, fixed term contract currently funded until 31st March 2025

Hours of work:         Monday – Friday, 9am to 5pm

Location:                   Skainos, 239 Newtownards Road, Belfast (Hybrid working)

 Salary:                      £27,500-£32,500

 Established in 2014, Specialisterne NI has a team of 13 consultants who support autistic and neurodivergent people to get ready for, secure and develop rewarding careers, and employers to recruit and develop the talents of autistic and neurodivergent people.

This is a new Business Operations Executive role which presents an excellent opportunity to join a unique, not-for-private-profit organisation in Northern Ireland, at a key stage of growth

Funded until March 2025, by the Rank Foundation Start Here programme in partnership with the Department for Communities, this opportunity is aimed at an emerging leader.

The Role

Working as part of the leadership team, the Business Operations Executive will support the effective running of Specialisterne NI through the delivery of business operations, such as Social Impact, Business Planning, Grants & Tenders, Quality Control, Purchasing and HR.  The successful applicant will work across these business functions, to ensure optimal delivery of programmes which are co-designed with autistic and neurodivergent people.

Essential Criteria

  • GCSE Maths and English (C grade or higher).
  • Study in a relevant subject area at undergraduate or post graduate level (this includes currently studying or completed). Examples of relevant study include Business Studies, Human Resources, and Finance subjects.
  • Previous experience in a similar role
  • General knowledge of quality standards and required procedures.
  • Strong business acumen with advanced numeracy and excel skills and skills in statistical analysis and data analytics.
  • Excellent written communication skills
  • Ability to work on your own initiative as well as part of a team
  • Ability to manage and organise your workload
  • A driving licence and access to own vehicle OR access to a reliable means of transport to travel to various locations across Belfast when required.

Desirable Criteria

  • Experience in a service environment and or in a VCSE sector
  • Experience in liaising with business stakeholders
  • Experience in documentation of work according to quality standards.

 To apply for this position, please forward an up-to-date C.V. clearly outlining how you meet the above criteria, to Sharon Didrichsen, Managing Director, by email: sharond@specialisterne.com, before the closing date of: 15 July 2022

For additional information regarding Specialisterne NI and/or about the position, visit www.specialisterneni.com or contact Sharon Didrichsen for a confidential chat on 07565 936191.

Specialisterne NI is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people, and vulnerable adults.  Employment to this post is therefore subject to an Access NI Enhanced Check.

 

Specialisterne NI reserve the right to enhance the criteria in the event of an unprecedented response.

Selection & Short listing

  • Applicants for the post of Business Operations Executive will be assessed in accordance with the above criteria. The CV, outlining how they meet the set criteria, submitted will form part of the assessment process. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide evidence in this form and at assessment of how well they meet the criteria.
  • Applicants will be shortlisted for interview only on the basis of information provided. Specialisterne will shortlist only those candidates who, from the information supplied, best demonstrate that the candidate meets the essential and, if required, the desirable criteria.
  • Course subject areas will be examined further to determine relevance to the position being advertised. This will be used as an additional method of shortlisting.
  • Specialisterne reserves the right if required to apply the above desirable criteria for shortlisting purposes, in the order in which they appear.
  • Specialisterne may operate a reserve list for future vacancies (either at this level or lower levels) which may arise within Specialisterne. The reserve list is maintained for 6 months.

Specialisterne NI is an equal opportunities employer.

 Business Operations Executive – Job Description – Jun 22

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