Chief Operating Officer – Blue Ventures – London or Bristol, with international travel – c£110,000

Blue Ventures is a marine conservation organisation that puts people first. We support coastal fishers in remote and rural communities to rebuild fisheries and restore ocean life. Our work began two decades ago in Madagascar’s remote coastal communities, and we now operate across a dozen countries.

The organisation is growing rapidly, and we are at an inflection point in our journey, having secured multi-year support for expansion in new geographies.

The Role

We are seeking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to drive the execution of Blue Ventures’ mission and 2025 strategy. This new senior leadership position will play a critical role in helping us achieve the ambitious goals of our strategy, whilst also providing strategic financial leadership to the organisation.

The Candidate

·      You will be a seasoned leader and qualified accountant, with a minimum of 10 years of experience in developing and implementing operational strategies and systems in complex environments.

·      You will be a strong facilitator with significant experience leading planning and review processes at an organisational level. You will be experienced managing finance functions in multi-country and global organisations, and in sponsoring, planning and managing major projects, with a track record of developing and delivering multi-year strategic plans.

·      Ideally we’d like to see experience as a senior executive of an international non-profit or social enterprise but equally would be interested in candidates from the commercial world with a true passion for human rights and conservation.

For further information and details on how to apply, please see the comprehensive candidate brief attached.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

William Pringle



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