Head of Operations

Are you ready to make a Seismic change? Join us in leading the shift.

This is an exciting new role in a fast-growing sustainability advisory working to enable businesses to prosper by being a force for good. We are driven by our passion to help fix our planet and inspire society to change for the better.

Seismic was born out of a collective view that we need a Seismic shift to help change society and fix our planet. We believe that the business community has a huge opportunity and responsibility to help make that happen. We have the vision to help 10 million people work for businesses that are a force for good, and that Seismic is a world-class place to work. We are almost 2 years old as a business, approaching a high-performing team of 30, and we are on our way!


What we’re looking for

We are a growing team of Seismic Changemakers, and we are now seeking a new Head of Operations to lead the execution of the next phase of impact and business growth
We couldn’t think of a more exciting time to join our team, given our momentum in the market, our recent B Corp certification and our incredible success in the Escape the City Top 100. We have the vision of Seismic being the best place you have ever worked, and know that we will only achieve that by maintaining and building on our positive culture.
This is an exciting role in a growing business and will need a high level of energy, motivation, teamship, creativity and organisation to provide the impact we need.

The role and its responsibilities

The exact role definition will be dependent on the desire, capability and experiences of the right person. Key responsibilities are likely to include:

  • Leadership of our agile, human-centric operations to deliver an outstanding experience for both our team and our clients.
  • Development and integration of our core operating systems
  • Leading the smooth running of our Human Systems including:
    ○ Recruitment process
    ○ Onboarding of new candidates into our growing team
    ○ Learning and development framework
    ○ Capacity planning and resource management
  • Support and interaction with our legal, risk and compliance management through collaboration with our finance and legal functions.
  • Creating and sharing business intelligence from our various reporting systems.

About you

  • You want to be a part of the positive Seismic Shift that we need in the world
  • Your approach to Operations is centred around team experience and client experience
  • You have had experience managing operations functions in a fast-growth, agile professional services organisation
  • You are a balance between a strategic leader, inspiring leader and practical “doer”
  • You are a people person and enjoy the challenge and privilege of leading others
  • You thrive in a fast-paced environment
  • You are comfortable giving and receiving feedback, even to senior management, with the spirit and intention needed to deliver our impact.
  • You have great communication skills (verbal and written), especially when it comes to communicating recommendations to clients and colleagues.
  • You are excited about the opportunity to be part of a high performing team, learning and growing with Seismic as we deliver our vision.


You will be within commuting distance of London, with flexible home working, and the expectation to be in the London office 1 to 3 days a week.

Working hours

We believe in flexible working hours to better suit our personal lives while being considerate of each other and our clients. We generally work office hours but trust each other to make fair decisions.

About us

At Seismic, we have 2 key goals within the next 5 years:

  1. To be the best employer that you have ever had.
  2. To enable 10,000,000 people to work for B Corps & Net Zero committed companies.

We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk! We’re a certified B Corp, which means we’re independently verified for our positive impact and we were recognised by Escape the City as one of the top 100 purposeful organisations to ‘escape’ to in 2022!

Along with creating impact through everything we do, connecting and building relationships is a core priority for us. This goes for our team too, which is made up of a strong mix of B Corp, Net Zero & ESG expertise throughout the UK and Europe.

We love working with our clients. From start-ups to multinational billion dollar corporates, we are committed to enabling them to prosper by helping them become ever more impactful forces for good.

All that’s missing is you!

Salary & benefits

  • Salary and benefits are competitive and dependent on skills and experience.
  • Personal Development Plan with budgetary support.
  • 25 days annual leave plus an extra day off for your birthday.

Seismic is an equal opportunities employer

Seismic recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability or age. We are building a world class team and we know we need a diverse mix of talented people doing their best work.

Contact us to apply.

If you think you might be the person we’re looking for, please apply by sending a cover letter and your CV to: [email protected]