Strategy and Operations Manager, Institute Resources


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Contract Type:
Permanent/Full Time
Contract Details:
Working Hours:
35 Hours per week
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Business Area / Division:
Resources - People
Business Unit:
United Kingdom

Job Introduction

TBI’s Institute Resources Divison supports and helps pave the way for the Institute to deliver its mission.  We are comprised of Legal and Risk, Finance, IT, Ops & Security and People Teams.

The Institute Resources Division developss and delivers policies and processes that drive our working practices, mirror our values, and that are aligned with our strategic objectives.  We ensure that our organisational capabilities equip us to meet current and future challenges, and work closely with all parts of the Institute to ensure that its objectives are successfully met.

As the Institute continues to grow in size and georgrpaphical presence, so does our Institute Resources division. We are looking for an experienced and tech-savvy candidate to work closely with our Executive Director of People and Operations to help drive Institute Resource’s business strategy and operations. You will pay a key role in helping scale the Institute Resources Division, helping drive co-ordination, strategic direction and alignment across the teams within the Division.

This is a great opportunity for someone with proven experience in consulting, finance, strategy/planning or business operations to apply their skills in a mission-driven, global organisation.

Key Responsibilities

You’ll be responsible for: 

  • Establishing a comprehensive, data-driven view of Institute Resources’ activities and impact 
  • Identifying and implementing new tools and processes to raise our productivity 
  • Helping design and implement projects across the Division, working closely with many stakeholders across the the Institute
  • Managing and reviewing OKRs for each of the Division’s business units 
  • Providing business insights to senior stakeholders across the Institute 
  • Reporting on  Institute Resources’ performance  
  • Strategic planning for Institute Resources as we scale around the world 
  • Financial planning, monitoring and forecasting 

The post holder will report to the Executive Director, People and Operations. They will also work closely with the Executive Director, Finance, and Directors of Legal and Risk, and Security and Operations, and Head of IT. 

Person Specification

This is a key role in the Institute Resources Division in light of the Institute’s ongoing growth.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the majority of the following:

  • 5+ years’ experience in a relevant field, e.g. you have worked in consulting, finance, in-house strategy / planning, business operations or at a tech company or startup 
  • Proven ability to think through complicated problems, assess different options and implement practical solutions 
  • Experience compiling and organising disparate sources of data to drive business insights and decisions 
  • Experience building complex spreadsheet models and dashboards (e.g. Airtable, Google Sheets, Excel, Power BI)  
  • Excellent communication skills, able to produce clear and concise analysis in both written and deck formats and to present effectively to senior stakeholders 
  • Excellent collaboration skills, able to work effectively with a wide range of people and biased toward action  
  • An entrepreneurial attitude, proactive and highly organised, excited by the opportunity to build something new and biased toward action
  • A willingness to learn and apply new skills as business needs evolve 

About The Institute

The Tony Blair Institute (TBI) is a mission-driven not for profit organisation. We exist to equip political leaders and governments to build open, inclusive and prosperous societies. We work hard, every day, to make a difference. When governments work well they are able to create economic and social change in a way that promotes fairness, social justice and opportunity. We work relentlessly to support leader and governments with the challenges they face. Giving them practical solutions and actionable insights, that once implemented, can be transformative for their people  

We do this within two connected divisions: 

 Government Advisory 

Our Government Advisory teams work directly with political leaders and governments around the world to implement reforms that improve the lives of their citizens. It works with a variety of partners and its outputs cover a range of disciplines and projects across countries in Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe and South Asia.

 Policy Futures 

Our Policy Futures work encompasses three broad areas: 

  • Renewing the Centre: developing a bold and innovative domestic policy programme to help renew the centre ground of British politics; 
  • Tech and Public Policy: exploring the policy challenges and opportunities presented by the technological revolution; and 
  • Extremism Policy Unit: creating solutions designed to tackle the threat of extremist ideologies in the UK and around the world. 

As an organisation, the core beliefs we all embrace are: 

  • Open and Progressive: you’ll believe in the value of teamwork 
  • Bold and Pragmatic: you’ll approach everything you do with integrity and authenticity 
  • Optimistic Changemaker: you’ll be focused on results 

TBI believes embracing diversity and inclusion make us a better place to work.  It’s our goal to reflect everyone in society and we actively welcome applications from individuals and groups who are under-represented in the workplace. We celebrate difference be it ethnicity, religion, age, gender or gender identity, sexual orientation or disability. We will only ever assess you on your abilities and fit for a role. We’re happy to discuss any adjustments you need to ensure a level playing field during recruitment and, if you\'re successful, discuss any adjustments you might need to thrive in your role.