Role summary

Responsible for: Coordinating and supporting all aspects of internal operations, finance and human resources, and logistics of our work in universities.
Location: London, UK with some flexibility to work remotely
Type of post: 12 month, full time contract
Salary: £26,000-28,000 per annum, depending on experience
Leave: 24 days per annum, plus public holidays and 27-31 Dec
Pension: Up to 5% matched employer contribution to workplace pension scheme
Application deadline: 5pm (BST) Sunday 24 July 2022
Start date: As soon as possible

Please read our full role description and person specification for further details of this opportunity

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About the role

As society moves towards the deadline to meet the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we are striving to reach the tipping point for globally responsible engineering. We do this by inspiring, encouraging the engineering community to commit to global responsibility, upskilling, so that people are equipped to put purpose into practice; and driving change, collaborating with companies, universities and a wide variety of organisations to accelerate globally responsible engineering becoming mainstream.

We are now looking for an Operations Coordinator to support all aspects of internal operations, finance and human resources, as well as the logistics of our work in universities which supports the development of thousands of globally responsible engineers every year.

You will split your time between supporting internal operations, including office management, finance, people & culture, and providing logistics support for our work in universities, both for our design challenges and Chapters.

Whilst experience in operations, administration or events will help you hit the ground running, it’s just as important that you’re proactive, driven to complete tasks on time and to a high standard, and have an interest in the work of Engineers Without Borders UK.

This is an exciting opportunity to get learn and gain experience in the internal and external operations of a small charity, whilst making a contribution to the achievement of Engineers Without Borders UK’s vision.

Your responsibilities will include supporting:

  • Office and Operational Management
  • Finance
  • People and Culture
  • Policies, Governance and Compliance
  • Logistics support for our work in universities

Being a small team, everyone is expected to contribute and support others in the overall delivery and improvement of the organisation. This is a great opportunity to develop broader skills and experience, as well as being part of a supportive, dependable team.


Engineers Without Borders UK is guided by a set of principles that we believe will help ensure that all viewpoints and knowledge are heard, included and respected. We especially encourage applications from people of colour, LGBTQ+ people (we are a trans-inclusive organisation), people with disabilities, and people who have experienced other exclusion or marginalisation.


To apply please send a CV (two pages maximum) and a covering letter (up to two pages) to [email protected] with the job title in the subject line. Please outline clearly in your covering letter:

  • Your reasons for wanting to join the team at Engineers Without Borders UK
  • How this role fits in with your longer term aspirations
  • How you meet the person specification
  • Where you saw the role advertised

The deadline for applications is 5pm (BST) Sunday 24 July 2022. We will invite shortlisted candidates to a virtual interview to be held on Thursday 4 August, which will include an opportunity to meet members of our team that you’d work closely with.

If you would like to discuss the role before applying, please contact [email protected].

Recruitment information

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We appreciate your time and look forward to hearing from you.

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