The Samaritans seeks a

Chief Operating Officer

The Samaritans in Hong Kong is a non-profit volunteer-led organization offering confidential emotional support to people who are suicidal or distressed. Our team of over 100 trained volunteers runs a 24-hour multi-lingual telephone hotline. We also provide email service and community outreach programmes for youth and elderly groups.

The Chief Operating Officer heads the staff team to support all the volunteer functions and projects of the organization. He / She is responsible for the daily operation and maintenance of the Samaritan’s Centre and office(s), staff management, and accounts. He / She reports to and supports the Chief Executive in matters related to promotion and publicity, donation and fund-raising, monitoring and review, service planning and development. He / She also provides secretariat support to the Board of Directors.

Qualities we seek in a candidate include:

  • Understanding of and support for the Samaritan’s vision, mission and values;
  • At least 5 years of experience in administration / management;
  • Ability to communicate in English and Chinese, verbally and in writing;
  • Competence in IT/social media
  • Experience in publicity and fund-raising.

Applicants should send their C.V., a covering letter explaining the reason for their interest in the position, and their expected salary to P.O. Box 44277 Shaukeiwan Post Office, Hong Kong or [email protected] by 26th of August 2023. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for interview.