WE WORK WITH DISADVANTAGED 11-18-YEAR-OLDS IN BRENT, RUNNING ADDITIONAL SKILLS AND ENRICHMENT COURSES DESIGNED TO BROADEN THEIR HORIZONS AND ENHANCE THEIR CHANCES OF LONG-TERM EMPLOYMENT OR FURTHER EDUCATION/TRAINING. WE ALSO AIM TO EMPOWER OUR YOUNG PEOPLE THROUGH A FOCUS ON SOFT SKILLS, PARTICULARLY SELF-CONFIDENCE, COMMUNICATION, AND SOCIAL INTEGRATION, ALONGSIDE HELP AND ADVICE ON LEAVING SCHOOL TO ENABLE THEM TO BE WORK READY AND ABLE TO REACH THEIR FULL POTENTIAL.
The US Charitable Trust, Harlesden Brent, is looking for an ambitious and dynamic Chief Operating Officer (COO) who will contribute to leading the organisation at a time of change and funding ambiguity. You will be joining a small team of highly committed and passionate people, committed to our mission and vision.
Our mission: We exist to help mobilise disadvantaged young people through the development of transferable life skills and cultural and social capital; equipping them with the confidence and freedom to fulfil their dreams and secure a bright and meaningful future.
As COO, you will have the responsibility of running our programme of activities, building partnerships, developing strategy, compliance/risk and overall management. Experience of leading and managing teams, from the charity, public or youth sectors is essential. Knowledge of IT systems, social media strategy, basic accounting and budget planning is needed.
You will need to be able to contribute to organisational wide leadership on strategy, business modelling, as well as operational effectiveness.
You will need to be passionate about supporting young people to support themselves, creating opportunities and reducing barriers.
- Running weekly, after-school and holiday programmes.
- One-off events and conferences for young people.
- Locate new programmes, partnerships and funding.
- Evaluation and impact reporting.
- Safeguarding, compliance and risk assessment.
- Management of administration: payroll, preparation of accounts in conjunction with an external accountant.
- Marketing and communication strategy.
- 1-2 year(s) experience of working in a leadership role in a charity, school, or youth organisation
- Minimum educational requirement of a bachelor’s degree
Location: North West London
Hours: 35 per week, with flexibility given some working weekends.