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Chief Operations Officer

Job description

A fantastic foundation working to tackle child poverty, deforestation and domestic abuse are looking to recruit a highly skilled and experienced Chief Operations Officer.

Salary: £100,000 (potential flexibility for the right candidate)

Location: Central London

Contract: Full time / permanent

The Chief Operations Officer (COO) will play a critical role in the overall strategic and operational leadership of the Foundation. You will oversee daily operations, ensuring efficiency, effectiveness, and alignment with the organisation’s mission and goals. The COO will work closely with the founder and the senior team to drive organisational success and implement strategies that enhance the foundation's impact.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Strategic Development: Collaborating with the founder to develop long-term strategies that advance the foundation’s mission and goals. Ensuring that all operations are aligned with strategic objectives, making adjustments as necessary to respond to changing circumstances.

  • Programme Execution: Overseeing the execution of all child poverty, domestic abuse and restoration programmes.

  • Operational Policies: Developing and implementing operational policies and procedures to enhance productivity and compliance.

  • Audit and Budget Management: Working with finance to develop and manage the annual budget, ensuring all expenditures are aligned with organisational goals.

  • Fund Development: Overseeing income generation and fundraising strategies

  • Programme Innovation: Leading the development of new programmes and the enhancement of existing programmes to better serve the community.

  • Team Management: Leading, mentoring, and developing a high-performing team, fostering a positive and inclusive work environment.

The successful candidate will have experience in operations management, ideally within a small foundation and a proven track record in strategic planning and execution, with a focus on operational efficiency and effectiveness. Strong financial acumen, with experience in budgeting, financial analysis, and resource management is a must, alongside excellent leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills. At least 5 years in a senior leadership role is key and a real and committed passion for social justice and equity is essential.

If you would like to receive an Information Pack on how to apply, please send a CV in confidence to Lizzy Clark

Please note, applications are being considered on a rolling basis and only successful candidates will be contacted with further information.    

As leading charity recruitment specialists and a certified B Corp™, Harris Hill is committed to high and ever-improving standards of equitable and inclusive recruitment. We actively welcome applications from all sections of the community regardless of age, disability, gender, race, religion, sexuality and other protected characteristics.