The Business Ops Committee
About the committee
The Business Operations Committee (aka Business Ops) is the behind-the-scenes powerhouse that keeps EPAfrica functioning efficiently. The smooth-running of our finances, HR, communications and IT enables and supports all our volunteers to use their time effectively to further our mission in the UK and in East Africa.
Creating opportunites for young people in the UK
Owning and progressing EPAfrica's personal development framework, and supporting Committee's to recruit volunteers and utilise their associate pools effectively.
Enhancing EPAfrica's Reputation
Ensuring that public-facing materials are on-brand and on-message. Ensuring the quality and consistency of recrutiment materials and external reports.
Robust and Transparent Finances
Producing EPAfrica's accounts, developing and overseeing robust processes and ensuring compliance with the Charity Commission and Companies House.
Organising and sharing info
Maintaining and developing IT facilities and volunteers' skills to enable us to mantain, utalise and grow our organisation knowledge.
Communicating with Schools
Communicating with key stakeholders in East Africa and publishing the EPAfrica School's Bulletin, and tracking interactions with schools and NGOs.
Managing Policy and Projects
Championing project management best-practice across EPAfrica and acting as the custodian of policies such as Data Protection, Fundraising and Child Protection.
An opportunity for personal development
If you are interested in a specialist career in finance, project management, consultancy, HR, communications of ICT there are specific roles for you on this committee where you can develop your practice. Alternatively, if you are interested in progressing to a managerial, operational or leadership role in any organisation, volunteering on the Business Ops Committee will expose you to the key support areas found in any business, charity, social enterprise or public sector body and will enable you to develop skills and experience relevant to senior roles in all organisations. This is a great opportunity to develop these competencies early in your career.
Business Ops Roles
The Business Ops Committee will meet briefly (virtually) as a group once a month and is chaired by the Chief Operating Officer who sits on the Board of Directors. The committee consists of Managers, Officers and Associates and will include members of the University Societies who have financial responsibilities. Managers and Officers have a defined portfolio of responsibilities that they lead and coordinate - and it is expected they may lead their own subcommittees (eg. finance) and/or attend relevant meetings of other committees (eg. HR and Comms to attend the Recruitment and Training committee during the PW recruitment period).
Unlike other areas, Business Operations is primarily an enabler to other EPAfrica delivery objectives; as such, the BoD Chief Operating Officer would not need to have a detailed understanding of these different fields. Rather, they will need to be a good leader, empowering and enabling those within the committee to deliver to a high standard. >>Read more about the role>>
Managers and Officers
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Specialist skills and Business Ops Associates
In addition to the roles defined above we are always keen to hear from people with specialist skills and experience, who are willing to support the Committee on an ad hoc basis.