Join us as our first Head of Operations, Compliance and Finance

About the role

Our Head of Operations, Compliance & Finance role is a new senior management position in the IBD Registry that reflects both our fast growth and increasing maturity. The primary function of this role is the effective management, development and delivery of the key strategic business operations that underpin our work. The wide range of business operations including contracts and performance (grants, clients, suppliers and staff), compliance (data protection, client deliverables reporting, and pharmaceutical industry), staffing (from recruitment onwards) and finance (financial reporting and from budgets, both the main company budget and specific project budgets).


You will be part of a small and growing and highly collaborative team, reporting directly to and working closely with the CEO.  You will support the CEO with critical operational reporting, in strategic development, taking delegated responsibility for team management and acting as deputy CEO when required.  You will be supported in your work with high-quality advice from our retained specialists in HR, Information Governance, Legal and Accountancy; and operationally within the team by team members who cover the day to day functions including financial and office management, and corporate and healthdata IT.


About you

To be successful in this role you will be a delivery-focused problem-solver, both organised and adaptable, with massive attention to details and a practical hands-on style. You will have senior experience (broadly equivalent to director level) in finance, operations, people and compliance management and be confident and competent working with technical and data projects.  You will have a strong academic qualification record, including postgraduate qualifications in finance or business management. Ideally you will have come from the healthcare or pharmaceutical industries, or as an alternative from a highly-regulated sector where both data protection and delivery are critical. You may have gained your experience in a large consultancy or in running a business, in either case, your most important attributes will be your rigour in thinking, readiness to learn and your ‘can do’ mindset. Above all, you need to believe in our mission and want to join us to make a difference: our small team makes a big difference in IBD across the UK and this needs to be more than ‘just a job’ for you.



Salary and other details

This is a permanent role for 30 hours per week (can be worked over 4 or 5 days/week) and offering a salary between £44,000 -£50,000 FTE (40 hours) depending on relevant skills and experience.

We make appointments at an initial salary level (90 or 95% of the proficient salary) or at the depending upon skills and abilities as assessed during the recruitment process. On successful completion of probationary period, proficient salary will be re-assessed).

We offer 25 days holiday each year plus 8 Bank Holidays (all FTE, pro-rata for part time); plus a 5% employer’s contribution to your pension.

Our fulltime (FTE) working week is 40 hours/week, and there may be a requirement to periodically work outside of standard office hours (usually remotely), for example, to fit in with clinical schedules.

Our office is in Epsom, only minutes from the station in brand new offices in a bright modern complex including library, cafes and restaurants.  Epsom itself is only 30 minutes train journey from Waterloo, Victoria and Blackfriars, 15 minutes from Wimbledon.  For meetings with stakeholders travelling into London we are fortunate to have a base at the BSG or RCP, both overlooking Regent’s Park and an easy 20 minute journey from Victoria.

How to apply

To apply, all candidates are required to complete and submit our Application Form.  This is an online application form that is asks questions in four sections: about you; about your education; about your experience; and about your fit for the role.   The application form is available on our website and also here:

Please note that we will not accept applications that are just a generic CV and that we can only accept applications from candidates who have the right to work in the UK.

If you have any questions, or would like to talk with us beforehand, please email Katie Gray on (also for a talk – so that we can arrange a time for a conversation).

Your referees may be contacted prior to a final decision being made, and only after you have attended the interview and with your permission.

An employment decision and offer of employment will be made promptly.  We will be looking for the successful candidate to start as soon as possible.


During the COVID-19 restrictions, our interviews will be by Teams video call.  Additionally, the successful applicant will be fully supported to work from home for the initial period where restrictions on non-essential travel are in place.

There is no fixed closing date for this role.  We want to appoint quickly, and we will be shortlisting and inviting to interview on a rolling weekly basis by the end of each week (Fridays).  We will close the process when we have appointed a candidate.  Our interview process will involve a combination of two Teams video calls and 2-3 practical relevant tasks done offline, to allow you to demonstrate your ability in relevant key areas. This also aligns with how we work, which is very focused on end results.

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