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Chief Operations Officer

Harris Hill
£100k per year
Closing date
18 Jul 2024

Job Details

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.
  • Program 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 organizational goals.
  • Fund Development: Overseeing income generation and fundraising strategies
  • Program Innovation: Leading the development of new programs and the enhancement of existing programs 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.


Harris Hill has been providing the Charity and Not-for-Profit sector with high quality recruitment solutions for over 27 years. In the past year we have worked on more than 3,000 charity vacancies (approximately 2,000 permanent and 1,000 temporary) and are continuing to grow, developing new teams to respond to the strong demand for specialist charity professionals.

Our teams focus on specific functions within charities including Fundraising, Marketing/PR/Digital, Data Management & Business Support, Finance, Human Resources, Temporary and Executive-level roles.

We are committed to delivering a level of excellence to both candidates and clients alike and have an unrivalled reputation for finding talented people their ideal charity jobs within the UK's leading national and international charities and non-profit organisations.

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