Salford CVS

Chief Operating Officer

  • Salford
  • Full time
  • NJC salary grade 39 – 41 (£47,420 - £49,498 p.a.)
  • Closing date: 11 Mar
  • We are seeking to appoint to a new post, that of Chief Operating Officer.

    The Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for ensuring all of our programmes of work are delivered to a high standard, to targets and within timescales.

    They’ll be responsible for line managing all of our current service and programme managers, ensuring that service / programme operational plans (including KPIs) and individual staff work plans are in place and being adhered to.

    The successful candidate will need to be an excellent and experienced people manager – firm but fair – as they will also oversee the line management via these managers of all of our operational staff. They’ll also play a key HR role within the organisation.

    Candidates will need to understand, implement and manage information governance and GDPR; safeguarding rules and regulations; and all aspects of relevant health and safety.

    They’ll also oversee marketing and communications for the organisation, so will need to be media savvy and have excellent IT skills.

    Our successful candidate will require business and financial acumen to ensure that current and future operations continue on a sustainable and viable basis and will have the skills and experience to be able to evidence positive outcomes and impact for funders, customers and beneficiaries alike.

    We’re looking for someone who is a team player; a leader who is solutions-focused and who is able to effectively manage a range of people and services; a person who has a keen eye for detail but can see the bigger picture; who works hard but likes a laugh; and who believes in our values and purpose.

    Main purposes of the post

    This is an internally-focused role – with core competencies including:

    • Ensuring the organisation is delivering against its mission, vision, aims, objectives and strategic priorities
    • Delivering existing work to quality standards, targets and timescale
    • Excellent programme management skills and experience
    • Operationalising new work
    • Writing, updating and implementing relevant policies and operational procedures
    • A good understanding of risk management, safeguarding, GDPR
    • Contract management skills
    • Financial management skills
    • Monitoring, evaluation and reporting skills
    • Demonstrating impact / social value
    • Effective line management of paid staff

    Further information can be found here.