Job ref no.: CT3116420-01#0004
Samaritans - Multilingual Suicide Prevention Service

Chief Operating Officer

Samaritans - Multilingual Suicide Prevention Service

  • Flexible working hours

The Samaritans seeks a Chief Operating Officer

The Samaritans in Hong Kong is a non-profit organisation providing confidential emotional support to people who are suicidal or in distress. We run a 24-hour multi-lingual hotline service which is operated by a team of over 100 unpaid volunteers. We also have an email service and community outreach programmes to the youth, the elderly and people bereaved by suicide.

The appointment as Chief Operating Officer requires a commitment equivalent to three days per week, with flexible working hours. The position will report to the Chief Executive Officer and the Board of Directors of the Samaritans. Expected monthly salary range is HK$30,000 – HK$40,000, depending on experience.

Principal duties include supervision of our paid staff and of our office premises and equipment, drawing up a publicity programme and chairing a fund-raising committee. Matters relating to the welfare of our callers and volunteers will not be the direct responsibility of the Chief Operating Officer. Qualities we seek in a candidate are:

  • Understanding of and support for the Samaritans’ objectives and principles
  • At least 5 years of experience in administration, in a charity, NGO, business, government department or similar, including supervision of staff
  • Some past involvement in fund-raising activities and working to a budget
  • Experience of working with PR/ad agencies 
  • Some competence in IT/social media
  • Proficiency in English and Cantonese desirable 

Applicants should send their c.v. and a covering letter explaining the reasons for their interest in the position to P. O. Box 44277, Shaukeiwan Post Office, Hong Kong or to our email [via CTgoodjobs Apply Now ]. All applicants will receive a response from us. Selected candidates will be called for interview. 

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Job ref no. CT3116420-01#0004
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Job Function
Employment Term
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 5 years
Career Level
  • Middle management level
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