Chief Operating Officer / Assistant Director-General (ADG1)

Chief Operating Officer / Assistant Director-General (ADG1)

Ongoing role
At a glance


  • Digital and IT strategy
  • Strategic development and planning
  • General / operations management
  • HR
  • Office and Administration Management
  • Project / programme management
  • Volunteer management
  • Advice / Advocacy


London, N1 7SR
Mainly at home, or remote opportunity.
Travel limit? 50 miles


Either in or out of office hours Estimate of time needed:
3-7 hours / week or 7-15 hours / week
This role is remote with no fixed working hours and volunteers can manage timings according to their schedules.

The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is an international volunteers-led think tank supporting and advocating the application of blockchain technology in the global fight against climate change.

What will you be doing?

The successful candidate will support the Director-General and head up the Human Capital & Administration Division to discharge relevant operational management duties. With the support of Principal Executive Officers leading two branches (IT & Recruitment), your main responsibilities will include but are not limited to:

  • Coordinating the operations of the volunteers' recruitment branch and IT support branch;
  • Drafting and preparing all relevant internal policy documents;
  • Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures under the instruction of the Director-General;
  • Managing personnel matters among volunteers; and
  • Managing other ad-hoc administrative activities, and project requirements as needed, etc.

What are we looking for?

Skills & Abilities

  • Excellent English writing skills, including the ability to develop effective working relationships, work flexibly across professional and operational boundaries, and communicate professionally with internal and external stakeholders at all levels;
  • Proven ability to effectively multitask and prioritise work;
  • Excellent problem-solving skills;
  • The ability to follow instructions, respect authority and excellent reporting skills is a must; and
  • Excellent attention to detail and proactive attitude is an indispensable skills required for this role


General & Specialist Knowledge

  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office; and
  • Some knowledge on topics central to the BCI such as climate change, climate finance and blockchain technology preferred.


Education & Training

  • Educated to degree level (second degree and/or professional qualification preferable, but not essential)


Relevant Experience

  • At least five years of experience working in a similar role is essential, preferably acquired in a not-for-profit environment, the experience can be varied;
  • Excellent use of Microsoft Office package, including Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint is essential to perform in this role.
  • Experience in building constructive relationships with stakeholders; and
  • Experience in working independently and with teams to drive forward projects using own initiative.

What difference will you make?

We are looking to recruit a highly motivated and enthusiastic Chief Operating Officer / Assistant Director-General to join our Executive leadership team (based remotely). The ideal candidate is driven and experienced, and looking to make a difference in international climate change governance.

Before you apply

Candidates should submit their CV and cover letter via the Reach Volunteering platform. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to complete a short online exercise and attend virtual interviews.

  • Climate action
  • Environment
  • International development
  • Organisation type: 
    Not for profit

    The Blockchain & Climate Institute (BCI) is a progressive think tank providing leading expertise in the deployment of emerging technologies for climate and sustainability actions. As an...