|Job Title||Chief Operating Officer|
|Contract||Permanent, full time. Part time considered for the right candidate|
|Location||Currently remote. 2 days a week in Bristol office from autumn 2021.|
|Closing Date||Please submit applications by 12 September 2021. We reserve the right to close applications earlier if we find the right candidate.|
About Learning with Parents
Learning with Parents is a charity with a vision for every child to be supported at home to fulfil their potential. We are narrowing the attainment gap by supporting all parents and carers to engage in their children’s learning.
We do this by leading the Parental Engagement Forum – a group of organisations and researchers connecting to improve home learning across the sector. We also provide a ground-breaking parental engagement programme to primary schools, which aims to motivate and empower all families to have enjoyable learning experiences together.
In the last year,our charityhas become a leading player in parental engagement, working with over 20,000 families and large organisations such as the BBC, the Department for Education and Oak National Academy.
About the Role
We are looking to recruit a COO to join our leadership team and play a critical role in leading the growth of Learning with Parents. The COO will be involved in key strategic decision-making, reaching our ambitious fundraising targets, engaging with the board of trustees and deputising for the CEO as needed.
The COO’s role will be flexible and the remit will span the breadth of the charity. The role will evolve with the needs of the charity and the skillset of the individual. Our ideal candidate will bring experience of charity fundraising and be keen to be involved with human resources and finance.
Below is a list of tasks that may be tailored for the right candidate. Primarily we are looking for somebody who will play a key leadership role and complement the skills that are currently present within the organisation.
Areas of Responsibility
|Strategy||Work closely with the CEO to develop and execute short-term priorities and long-term strategy|
|Fundraising||Lead work towards our ambitious fundraising targets, through a combination of developing corporate partnerships and securing grants from trusts and foundations|
|Project management||Project manage the charity’s various activities, including evaluating opportunities, defining partnership journeys, and creating systems and processes|
|Risk management||Lead our risk management work, including reporting as a standing item at trustee meetings|
|Finance||(Dependent on individual) Support our finance function, including budgeting, board reporting, payroll, annual accounts and invoicing|
|HR||(Dependent on individual) Support our HR, including our approach to recruitment, onboarding, professional development and retention|
|Line management||Line manage staff, increasing in number as organisation scales|
- Experience of strategic planning and development
- Understanding of charity fundraising and corporate partnerships
- Excellent management skills, including the ability to lead and motivate others
- Project management and organisational skills
- Champion and uphold our organisation values
- Experience in either finance or HR
- An understanding of education inequality in the UK
- Experience working in the charity sector