Finance and Operations Director

Job Title: Finance and Operations Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: United Kingdom
Salary: £86,118 per annum
Reference: PWYP DFO
Contact Name: Nyree Woolston
Contact Email:
Job Published: December 23, 2020 15:06

Job Description


Publish What You Pay (PWYP) is the world’s largest network of civil society organisations working to promote transparency, citizen participation and accountability in the oil, gas and mining sectors. We work with communities in more than 40 countries, to ensure that the revenues generated by natural resource exploitation benefit all citizens, rather than a small elite.

PWYP was established more than fifteen years ago and we have come a long way. From a handful of organisations in 2002, the network has grown to include more than 700 member organisations across the world. We are a founding member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, the first global standard for good natural resource governance. Our advocacy has led to milestones in accountability, such as legislation that requires major extractive companies like BP and Total to publish what they pay to governments for their natural resources. Combined, these successes have led to billions of dollars of extractive revenues to be publicly disclosed, a level of transparency that seemed unachievable just a few years ago.

Our global strategy Vision 2025 a people centred agenda for the extractive sector builds on our success in securing unprecedented levels of transparency from the extractive industry, while placing more emphasis on making sure that transparency leads to broader changes that improve the lives of citizens in resource rich countries. It prioritises greater citizen participation in the governance of oil, gas and mineral extraction so that people can exercise their right to take part in decisions that affect them and can hold the powerful to account. It also aims to connect to international efforts to curb poverty and promote sustainable development, redress inequality and prevent disastrous climate change.

PWYP’s annual budget of GBP £3 million is supported by a mix of private foundations and governmental donors, including the Open Society Foundation, the Ford Foundation, the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the Sigrid Rausing Trust, Luminate, the Finnish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DANIDA, and Cordaid. To preserve its independence, PWYP does not accept funding from oil, gas or mining companies.

We are a growing, fun and dynamic team spread across seven countries and we work with some of the most courageous anti-corruption and human rights activists in the world. We offer an amazing working environment with a focus on personal development.

For more information, please visit

Further information about PWYP’s joint fundraising can be found here, along with PWYP Annual Report 2019, here. Our Vision 2025 strategy lays out the roadmap towards a world where everyone benefits from their natural resources and can be found here.


If you want to challenge yourself, work hard and make a real difference in the world, we might just have the role for you!

We invite you to help lead us through an exciting period of growth and development. You'll join us at a key moment in our history, and take us into a dynamic future.

This is a unique chance for a finance orientated, senior manager from the not-for-profit sector with international experience, to head up the finance and operations department for our high-impact organisation.

The primary responsibility of the Director of Finance & Operations is to ensure the successful financial and operational performance of the organisation through close partnership with the Executive Director and Director of Member Engagement.

You will have outstanding management and leadership skills, with extensive experience to engage and motivate a diverse, decentralised team to fulfil their potential. It is essential that you have a strong understanding of the operational requirements placed upon international Charities based in the UK, including managing grants and sub grants. You need to be able to explain complex financial data and concepts clearly and succinctly to non finance professionals. 

You will be able to think creatively, and have the analytical skills and judgement, combined with strong communication skills to take and implement strategic decisions in a complex and fast paced environment. You will have a professional financial qualification and experience of supporting a small Charity transition into a medium sized organisation.

In addition, you'll bring a thorough working knowledge of charity finance and governance, HR and fundraising to your role. You'll draw on all your creativity and energy to achieve maximum success and sustainability in a role where you have the opportunity to apply your skills to make a difference. We look forward to hearing from you - and offering a warm welcome from our lively and diverse team.

For further details, please follow this link to the Job Description.


Applications for this role are to be made online to with ‘DFO’ in the subject line.

You are required to provide a supporting statement and CV as part of your application. Your supporting statement must explain how you meet each of the selection criteria for the post using examples of your skills and experience.
N.B. Due to the volume of applications only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


Closing date for applications is: 31 January 2021
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview the week commencing 1 February 2021
The first round of interviews will be held the week commencing 8 February 2021
PWYP is an equal opportunities employer.