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Head of Operations and Acquisitions

We are looking to recruit a Head of Operations & Acquisitions to join our charity and help us drive its development to reach even more people around the world with life-changing access to books.

The Head of Operations & Acquisitions leads on the sourcing, warehousing and shipping of more than 1 million books every year - books that are gifted brand new to the charity by UK publishers.

The role holds responsibility for all logistics and warehouse activity, as well as the charity’s vital relationships with the publishing industry, and manages an expenditure budget of c. £500k p.a.

The Head of Operations & Acquisitions is an integral member of the Senior Management team. Working closely with the Chief Executive and the Board of Trustees, the role contributes directly to the delivery of the 2025 Power of Books strategy and the future growth and vision of the charity.

We are looking for a publishing professional with experience of logistics and an in-depth understanding of publishing and related industries. Experience of international development or international business would be an advantage.

The successful candidate will be energetic and driven, a problem solver and pragmatic, a leader but with a strong team ethic and at home in a warehouse environment. Ability to engage supporters, drive donations and inspire people about the work of BAI is essential.

We are looking for someone who loves books and the book world, and who believes, as we do, that everyone, whatever their circumstances, should have access to books that inspire, inform and transform people’s life chances.

If this is you, we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and a cover letter of no more than two sides. In your cover letter, please explain why you would like to work for Book Aid International and how your experience and skills meets the role description criteria. Please submit your application to Please note, applications without a cover letter may not be considered. 

The closing date for applications is 23.59 on Sunday 29th October and interviews will take place on Thursday 2nd November.  

We greatly recognise the importance and strength of a diverse workforce, and we encourage applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We are committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion within our workforce.

Head of Operations and Acquisitions

Book Aid International, London
Full-time, Permanent
Administration, Management, Communications, Business Development, Acquisitions
Head of Operations and Acquisitions
Salary description: 
£58,000 - £62,000 depending on experience

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