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Liberty is one of the best known campaigning organisations in the UK. Our success depends on the talent and commitment of our staff, and the support of many dedicated volunteers.
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Details on how to apply for any of our current vacancies can be found below.
Unless specifically requested CVs and covering letters will not be accepted or submitted to the shortlisting panel as part of your application.
Finance and Operations Director
Liberty is looking for an exceptional Finance and Operations Director.
This role, which reports to and works closely with Liberty’s Director, is responsible for all activities relating to Finance, Operations, HR, IT and Facilities. You will also support the Director in working with Liberty’s Board of Trustees to ensure compliance and strong governance.
We’re seeking someone who holds Liberty’s values and ambitions close to their heart, as we work to ensure everyone in the UK is treated fairly, with dignity and respect.
You will be a strategic thinker and bring a collaborative approach, able to engage, inspire and influence across teams. You will work relationally, and bring emotional intelligence and sensitivity to the work, understanding the context of a mission-driven organisation. You will have a strong commitment to Liberty’s anti-oppression values and strategy, and will embed these across the functions in Finance and Operations. You will be keen to learn from and contribute to best practice across and beyond the sector.
You will be an experienced leader with strong experience of financial and accounting systems, governance, and HR management best practice. Knowledge of how IT systems can best support the organisation as well as an understanding of good Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Safeguarding practices are also essential.
We know this sounds like a lot, but you’ll be supported by a first-class team of specialists and a highly supportive and inclusive group of colleagues.
Liberty fully embraces flexible working and is committed to employee development. We aim to encourage people from all backgrounds to work with us and are particularly interested in hearing from people from minority backgrounds and all socio-economic sections of society. Liberty supports hybrid working although a minimum of 2 days per week in the Westminster office is expected.
Applicants should refer to the person specification and complete the application form for this role.
The deadline for applications is 9AM Thursday 7 December 2023.
Applications received after the deadline will not be considered.
Please be aware that we do not accept CV’s for this role. All applicants must complete the application form to apply.
First round interviews will be held during the week commencing 11 December 2023.
Second round interviews will be held during the week commencing 18 December 2023.
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Why work at Liberty?
“No two days at Liberty are ever the same – it’s an incredibly exciting and interesting place to work, and I feel lucky to work with such brilliant people to try and change things for the better. My colleagues are kind, supportive, and generous – and they give me hope to keep defending human rights, but also to imagine and fight for a future in which we might all be able to flourish and thrive.”
“I am so happy to work at Liberty in an organisation where absolutely everyone embodies the values that Liberty espouses. I feel incredibly lucky to work somewhere committed to anti-oppression, inclusivity and supporting staff welfare. I know that my manager has my back and I feel trusted to do my job how it works for me.”
“I’ve been working at Liberty for almost 5 years now and I still feel energised by the people who work here every day. Everyone is committed, kind and invested in making the UK a better and fairer place for everyone to live in. The work feels important and the people you interact with and the impact you can have keeps you motivated. I feel lucky to work here.”
“The staff at Liberty are really passionate and thoughtful about not just making society a fairer place, but creating the most supportive and equal working environment for all its staff. I’ve learned a lot from colleagues – including and in particular the reps for our Staff Working Group – do excellent work to achieve this.”
“It’s impossible to talk about Liberty without talking about the people. Liberty staff are smart, dedicated, and passionate, and it is genuinely an honour to be amongst them day-to-day. I learn something new every day here and have grown so much since joining as an Officer in 2020. I think we’re encouraged to reflect and move at the pace of trust, while also be fierce and take risks – all with an anti-oppressive lens. It’s with this collaborative, bold, and reflexive energy that we can put to work building alternatives towards a more just and caring world.”
Employee Relations Groups, or ERGs, are an important measure of commitment by employers to staff.
At Liberty our ERGs are called Affinity Groups and we currently have three. Our Staff of Colour Group, LGBTQ+ Group, and Disability Network.
The key focus for each group is to support staff, welcome new joiners and celebrate communities.
While Affinity Groups exist for their members, they also operate on an opt-in basis for wider consultations. This means that groups are supported in coming together to collectively respond to internal processes that impact staff, such as policy changes, if they choose.
All our Affinity Groups have a yearly budget and members have protected time off available to help them to organise or participate in group activities.