Director of Operations

The Landscape Research Group is seeking to appoint a part-time Director of Operations to join our small team of staff and help oversee the charity’s operations.

15 hours per week, home-based, flexible working hours.

Occasional travel to meetings in UK and abroad.

Salary: Between £36,000 and £45,000 p.a. pro-rata, depending on experience, including an employer-matched pension contribution.

The Role

LRG is seeking to appoint a part-time Director of Operations to join our small team of staff and help oversee the charity’s operations.

The Director of Operations will be responsible for contributing to shared leadership, developing and implementing Landscape Research Group’s strategic and operational plans, leading on partnership and business development, and overseeing day-to-day policy and procedures. The post-holder will also coordinate the delivery of major aspects of the charity’s activity and oversee work to develop the charity’s
membership, profile, partnerships, and income. They will contribute to a senior management team (the Director of Operations, the Director of Communications, and an Administrator), and will share in ensuring financial control and good governance across all aspects of the charity. This post is a first-tier post directly responsible and reporting to the LRG Board of Trustees.

In the immediate term, the new Director of Operations will work in close collaboration with the Board, Executive Committee, Officers and Coordinators, the Editor-in-Chief of the journal, and with other staff and consultants, successfully to complete implementation of the organisational ambitions outlined above.

How to apply

Download the documents – About LRG, Job Description and Person Specification

  • Please provided a concise letter of application detailing why you are a good candidate (Please include examples of how you meet each point of the person specification)
  • An up to date supporting CV
  • Contact details for two referees (only to be followed up if invited to interview)

These should be sent by email to Professor Tim Waterman, LRG’s Chair, at with the subject line “Director of Operations Application”.

Recruitment Timeline

Closing date for applications is 17.00 BST on 20 May 2024

We expect to hold interviews (using Zoom) the first week of June 2024

The successful candidate may step into the role immediately.

If you would like to discuss this position informally, please email Tim Waterman to arrange a convenient date and time on

Landscape Research Group is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation, registered in England & Wales (No. 287160). We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from any suitably qualified applicant. The data we gather during your application will be retained and processed in accordance with Data Protection law.