Operations Manager



Job Type

Part Time


Education, Management, Operations


Hybrid remote in London

Operations Manager
Part-time - 17.5 hours per week, (0.5 FTE), spread across 3 or more days per week
Salary: £36,000 - £41,000 FTE per annum (Actual Salary: £18,000 - £20,500 pro-rata)
Location: Our Head Office is based in London, but we have an agile working policy enabling people to work at another UK location up to 4 days/week. Requests for permanent remote working will be considered and we welcome applications from people based in other parts of the UK.

At the British Science Association we believe that science is for everyone, so we work with partners across the UK to give every child, young person and adult the opportunity to connect with science in a way that matters to them.

About the role
We are looking to recruit someone with a strong background in operations and data management to play a central role within our core services team. The role will focus on developing and managing operations processes that help us achieve our vision and goals, including contract management, data management and human resources (working alongside our outsourced HR), providing advice to colleagues and making recommendations to improve systems and policies.


  • Agile Working policy enabling you to work at home or in another UK location up to 4 days per week, if office-based, and to vary your working hours outside our 10am-12pm and 2pm-4pm core hours, subject to the needs of the BSA
  • 27 days holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata for part-time employees);
  • Up to two days paid leave per year for significant voluntary commitments in support of professional and personal development, such as being a trustee of a charity or a school governor
  • Auto-enrolment pension scheme (4% paid by employer) after 3 months in role
  • Up to five days’ unpaid leave per year (this is down to the Manager’s decision and ensuring it does not affect work)
  • Life assurance for death in service benefit from your first day, (subject to scheme rules).
  • Complementary access to 24/7 online GP service
  • Occupational sick pay: up to six weeks’ full pay per year (pro-rata for part-time employees)
  • Confidential telephone counselling service, offered by our legal insurance
  • Interest-free loan for season ticket, bike to work, and assisted studyDiscounts may be offered on Science Museum tickets and in the shop

Closing date: midnight on Monday 2nd October 2023
First interviews
 are due to take place on Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th October 2023.
Second interviews will take place on Tuesday 31 October 2023.

We reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a high volume of applications.

You will be informed as soon as possible after the application deadline whether you have been selected for interview.

The BSA is an equal opportunities employer and a champion of equality, diversity and inclusion. We aim to recruit the person most suited to the job and welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds and from different sectors, and from people who've gained their skills outside formal employment. We would particularly welcome applications from people and communities who are currently under-represented in our staff team, which includes people from minority ethnic groups, disabled people and men.

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