Everyone is really supportive and encouraging of personal growth and individuality. It’s been so wonderful to be working with like-minded people who are self-motivated to work hard to have a positive impact on the world, while still understanding the importance of a friendly and personal environment. Also the vegan food at the office is second to none!”

Phoebe, HR Associate

I appreciate the conscientiousness of my teammates — especially when it comes to communication. I think that’s really important in an increasingly remote way of working together.”

Andrew, Head of Staff Support

Working at EV Ops has been very rewarding and motivating. I get to work with people who share my values and, additionally, the team is dynamic and passionate about our mission and solving problems together. Our team atmosphere is very supportive and I have the resources to do my best work. We operate with a high level of flexibility and autonomy, have good management structures, and give and receive feedback regularly.”

Sara, Executive Assistant to the Director

Efficiency and prioritisation are what we think about every day. I enjoy this culture of getting important things done and seeking continuous improvement. Fun, fast paced, and never dull.”

Yufeng (Andy), Finance Associate

It’s very fulfilling to work in a place that values inclusiveness, flexibility, and cooperation with great colleagues that are clever, caring, and funny. The team is rapidly growing, and so are the opportunities to work on impactful projects and build new systems from the ground up. I’m so grateful when we receive an email from a grantee sharing their achievements and appreciation of our work. Oh, and I love our team retreats, they are fun!”

Helena, Grants Management System Product Owner

Our values

We’re guided by our core values:

We’re focused on excellent customer service

  • We solve problems for our customers before they’re aware of them
  • We proactively seek, and take action on, feedback
  • We respond to requests politely, quickly, and helpfully

We’re protective of our attention

  • We prioritise effectively, focusing on highest expected value
  • We design systems to prevent recurring problems
  • We take on new organisations and projects deliberately, and we’re comfortable saying no

We’re ambitious with our impact

  • We adapt our systems when the expected value is high
  • We carefully consider tradeoffs such as opportunity costs, benefits, and risks
  • We take on organisations and projects that will change the world

We don’t believe work should be a chore. We express ourselves and have fun with our work, whether in our one-to-ones, team meetings, or retreats.

Our benefits

Our benefits reflect a belief in investing in our people to build the strongest possible team. We want everyone to be able to be able to perform at their best as we provide world-class support and maximise our positive impact.

Health & wellbeing

Health & wellbeing

We provide private medical, vision and dental insurance, up to 3 weeks’ paid sick leave, and a mental health allowance of £5,000 each year.

Flexible working

Flexible working

You’re generally free to set your own schedule (with some overlapping hours with colleagues). You can choose to work remotely or from our well-equipped office at Trajan House in Oxford, UK.

Generous vacation

Generous vacation

We provide all team members with 25 days’ holiday each year, plus bank (public) holidays.

World-class work environment

World-class work environment

Our Oxford office, Trajan House, comes with free high-quality vegan food, a gym and showers, and ergonomic office equipment, plus the opportunity to network with people working there.

Professional development opportunities

Professional development opportunities

We offer a £5,000 allowance each year and build in opportunities for career growth through on-the-job learning, increasing responsibility, and role progression pathways.

Parental leave and support

Parental leave and support

New parents have up to 14 weeks fully-paid leave and up to 52 weeks leave in total. We also provide financial support for child care to help parents balance childcare needs.

Pension and income protection plans

Pension and income protection plans

We offer a 10% employer / 0% employee pension or retirement contribution, and income protection insurance.

Equipment to help your productivity

Equipment to help your productivity

We’ll pay for high-quality and ergonomic equipment (laptop, monitors, chair, etc.), in the office or at home if you work remotely.

Global team retreats

Global team retreats

As we’re a remote team, we run in-person staff retreats twice a year to work on our plans and build strong working relationships.

Equivalent benefits are offered in different locations.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What’s the hiring process like?

We believe it’s worthwhile to invest significant time in hiring in order to build the strongest possible team. The full hiring process for most roles may look something like:

  1. Completing the application
  2. An initial application screen (possibly including a short video or phone call)
  3. An invitation to take 1 to 2 assessments designed to simulate the work you would do if hired and/or evaluate certain skills important for success in the role
  4. A remote interview
  5. A 2-10 day paid assessment to allow you and us to see what it would be like if you worked at EV Ops. You’ll be able to meet the team, including our Director and the person who would be your manager. This might include a visit to our Oxford office, depending on your location and availability.
  6. Reference checks
  7. The employment offer

We aim to adapt our process as much as possible to accommodate disabilities and other commitments you may have.

What is EV Ops looking for?

The specifics of what we’re looking for depend on the role; details can be found in each job description. In general, we’re looking for people who have many of the following traits:

  • Eager to work in accordance with our team values;
  • Motivated, altruistic, and optimistic;
  • Able to communicate succinctly in writing and in person;
  • Comfortable working in a team;
  • Deeply motivated to act on and improve our strategy.
What impact could I have?

You could help support, incubate and grow some of the most impactful organisations in the effective altruism and longtermism communities. By providing these organisations with outstanding operational support, you’ll allow them to focus more of their attention on strategically important work.

How will I learn and grow?

We believe in investing in our people to build the strongest possible team. We do this by:

  • Fostering an alliance mindset in the team where we actively support each other, and seek and take action on feedback.
  • Providing a professional development budget of £5,000 allowance each year.
  • Providing opportunities for career growth through increasing responsibility and role progression.
  • Supporting cross-functional learning through internal and client projects.
Can I work remotely?

Most of our staff work remotely. We prefer applicants who are able to work in time zones between US Pacific time and Central European Time to allow for some overlap of working hours.

We still think that there are benefits to being co-located with colleagues, so we have an office at Trajan House in Oxford, UK, which we share with the Future of Humanity Institute and the Global Priorities Institute.

We hold in-person staff retreats twice a year, to work on our plans and build strong working relationships.

Can EV Ops sponsor visas?

If you want to work in our Oxford office but don’t have the right to work in the UK, we may be able to provide visa sponsorship.

What compensation can I expect to receive if hired?

We set salary based on an internal policy that accounts for prior experience, location, and relevant comparables. We do this to reduce bias, and to allow us to make our principles more transparent to staff.

Our salary levels for a role may vary significantly based on the candidate’s location and prior experience. So, salary ranges may be very wide. We’ve found that when we share a range, candidates often expect a salary towards the top of that range, which sometimes conflicts with our commitment to having a consistent policy for compensation.

This often makes it hard for us to give a realistic general salary range. We aim to pay competitively enough that salary isn’t a dealbreaker for candidates who would otherwise be interested in taking a role with us. Please ask if you would like more information on salary, and we can give you more information based on your location and experience.

What do our staff think of working at EV Ops?

Here is what some of our staff think about working at EV Ops:

“Everyone is really supportive and encouraging of personal growth and individuality. It’s been so wonderful to be working with like-minded people who are self-motivated to work hard to have a positive impact on the world, while still understanding the importance of a friendly and personal environment. Also the vegan food at the office is second to none!”

– Phoebe, HR Associate

“I appreciate the conscientiousness of my teammates — especially when it comes to communication. I think that’s really important in an increasingly remote way of working together.”

– Andrew, Head of Staff Support

“Working at EV Ops has been very rewarding and motivating. I get to work with people who share my values and, additionally, the team is dynamic and passionate about our mission and solving problems together. Our team atmosphere is very supportive and I have the resources to do my best work. We operate with a high level of flexibility and autonomy, have good management structures, and give and receive feedback regularly.”

Sara, Executive Assistant to the Director

“Efficiency and prioritisation are what we think about every day. I enjoy this culture of getting important things done and seeking continuous improvement. Fun, fast paced, and never dull.”

Yufeng (Andy), Finance Associate

“It’s very fulfilling to work in a place that values inclusiveness, flexibility, and cooperation with great colleagues that are clever, caring, and funny. The team is rapidly growing, and so are the opportunities to work on impactful projects and build new systems from the ground up. I’m so grateful when we receive an email from a grantee sharing their achievements and appreciation of our work. Oh, and I love our team retreats, they are fun!”

Helena, Grants Management System Product Owner

You’ll also be able to meet the team and speak with different staff members during the hiring process.

What is EV Ops’ approach to diversity, equity, and inclusion?

We support a global network of organisations, and work with people and organisations all over the world. We’re committed to fostering a culture of inclusion, and we encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply. We especially encourage applications from people of colour, women, and non-binary people who are excited about contributing to our mission. 

We’re an equal opportunity employer. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, or have any other questions about applying, please contact us.