Chief Operating Officer

Recruiter
THE LANDMARK TRUST
Location
Berkshire
Salary
80000.00 GBP Annual + and benefits
Posted
14 Sep 2017
Expires
20 Sep 2017
Sector
Childcare
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

In this newly created role, the COO is a key member of the Landmark Trust senior management team, reporting to the Director. This role will be Landmark Trust's second-in-command and be responsible for the financial well-being of the charity, financial and commercial strategy and day-to-day operational excellence. With a team including Customer Service and Operations, Land and Property, Finance, IT and HR, the role requires an experienced and effective leader, with outstanding financial ability, able to lead across both operational and strategic spheres. The overarching purpose of the COO position is to work with the Director on defining the financial and operational strategy of the Landmark Trust, and then to implement it, thereby enabling the charity to deliver its charitable objects.

The Landmark Trust exists to rescue extraordinary historic buildings from dereliction and to give them a vibrant new life as places everyone can enjoy. This is a terrific opportunity to join the management team of one of the UK's leading historic buildings charities to help lead and build on its success in the sector.

The successful candidate will have

  • Proven experience of identifying strategic commercial issues in organisations and successfully addressing.
  • Proven success in running a commercially-focused finance function.
  • Demonstrable experience of developing and implementing new commercial models.
  • Significant responsibility for and success in conducting contractual negotiations.
  • Experience of identifying and implementing business change.
  • Proven excellence in management of a dispersed operational staff, leading and supporting them to achieve agreed goals.
  • Previous experience in IT and managing/upgrading IT software and hardware.
  • Proven experience as Chief Operating Office or relevant role
  • Understanding of business functions such as HR, Finance, IT etc.
  • Demonstrable competency in strategic planning and business development.
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics.
  • Outstanding organizational and leadership abilities.
  • Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills.
  • Aptitude in decision-making and problem-solving.
  • Experience in Not for Profit / Charity Sector is a plus

You will have a degree level qualification and or BSc/BA in Business Administration or relevant field; MSc/MBA is a plus.

Further information about this role and what we do can be found on our website.

Closing date for applications is 12th October 2017.

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