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  • 25 hours a week, 3 month fixed term contract, with the potential to be extended if funding allows
  • Blackpool, UK
  • To start ~5th February 2024

Apply here: https://www.ceealar.org/were-hiring 

Looking for a high-impact job in operations?

We are looking for a dynamic, adaptable, highly organised and conscientious generalist with high agency, to take on the challenge of maintaining our operations at CEEALAR (affectionately called the EA Hotel). We are a charity supporting EAs developing high impact careers through self-directed education and research.

We provide individuals with accommodation and food, along with a community of their peers, while they upskill towards professional roles or further study programmes. Grantees work on global catastrophic risk reduction, for example AI safety, biosecurity and pandemic preparedness. 

What you’ll do

While you will be part of a small team, this remains a very self-directed role. The trustees will be at your disposal for advice and any support we can provide, but they all live elsewhere – so you’ll need a high level of autonomous dedication to the continuing success and development of the project.

You will ideally thrive in situations where you have many competing priorities on your time – ‘herd of cats’ doesn’t begin to describe a hotel full of effective altruists!


  • Ensuring guests have an enjoyable and productive stay at CEEALAR - processing applications, welcoming guests, 1:1 guest check ins
  • Ensuring the building is safe and comfortable - calling and overseeing maintenance contractors, overseeing health and safety systems, ensuring adherence to all regulations
  • Improving the hotel - project management of one-off initiatives, e.g. hosting retreats, website improvements
  • Supervising part time staff, alongside the other Operations Manager
  • Contributing to fundraising, impact measurement and team development efforts
  • Daily hands-on tasks such as cleaning and foods shops
  • Ad hoc tasks as required (can be outsourced). This is an unusual role with a lot of facets, so prioritising among and figuring out how to do many tasks that aren’t on this list will be a big part of it.

We understand that moving to Blackpool can be a big change, but our centre is a diverse and lively place focused on both individual growth and solving pressing global problems. You can take a peek at your future coworkers here and grantee projects here.

Person specification

  • Committed to CEEALAR’s mission and EA generally
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Patient and determined
  • Attentive to detail
  • Adaptable - able to juggle multiple priorities and solve problems
  • Able to work autonomously

This position does not require any specific experience or qualifications, but knowing how to get things done is a must! Prior experience with of the following would be a nonessential bonus: 

  • Fundraising
  • Building maintenance/renovation/DIY 
  • An operations related role in a start-up 
  • Business administration 
  • Hospitality
  • The Effective Altruism movement 
  • Community building and management

The ideal candidate will be service oriented, and excited to help forward the missions of our grantees. You’ll be living with the people in the hotel, so while you needn’t be a social butterfly (and should feel comfortable with taking alone time and setting boundaries when you need them), you should feel comfortable with regular social interactions.

Compensation and benefits

You will benefit from free vegan food and accommodation (a room with an en-suite bathroom), and earn a starting salary of £20,000 - £25,000 per year, depending on experience, to scale upward with the expansion of the project. This is a part time role: 25 hours a week across 4 days with 5.6 weeks paid holiday. This is a fixed term, 3 month role, which, funding permitting, has the potential to be extended. We also offer a budget of £500 every 6 months for equipment and training for staff. 

Application process

Our application process is quick:

  • Fill in this short form.
    Deadline 14th January, but please note we may close applications before this if we find enough high quality candidates
  • Interview with our team via video call w/c 22nd January

Why apply?

  • Work with a high-impact charity - we've just shared our updated theory of change
  • Take on a highly autonomous role - we're a very small team and the new hire will shape the future of CEEALAR
  • Be part of an exciting community - our grantees are highly talented and motivated EAs 





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