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St John's Wood
£65,000 to £75,000 per annum, dependent on experience
£25,000 - £28,000 per annum + 8% pension (non-contributory) and benefits including a healthcare scheme
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City of London, London
£52985 - £64616 per annum + (depending on experience)
Job description

The Organisation:
The School for Social Entrepreneurs (SSE) helps people develop the skills, strengths and networks they need to tackle society's biggest problems. It runs courses that equip people to start, scale and strengthen organisations that make a positive difference and supports people in other ways too, such as funding and mentoring. Lord Michael Young founded SSE as a charity in 1997 and it has grown to a network across the UK, Canada and India.

SSE is a vibrant organisation; it works entrepreneurially and is committed to providing quality learning opportunities for social entrepreneurs, community businesses and social sector leaders. Working at SSE is engaging, exciting and demanding. If you are someone who enjoys creating solutions and contributing your ideas you'll enjoy SSE.

The Role:
SSE is recruiting for an Interim Director of Operations to lead the organisation through an exciting time of change and development as they look to finalise a new strategy and shape their longer-term resourcing requirements to deliver it.
The organisation is in a sound financial position and has recently grown in relation to its programme activity and staffing. As Interim Director of Operations your role will be line manage and provide guidance to team members leading day-to-day finance, technology, and HR functions. You will also initiate and drive forward a number of priority projects, which may include oversight of freelancers and liaising with specialist advisors.

The Person:
A collaborative leader with high emotional intelligence, you are comfortable working across a number of workstreams and with colleagues across the organisation. You are motivated to 'get things done' and have a practical approach to problem solving. You are experienced at operating at a senior level, alongside other SMT members and trustees, and are comfortable putting forward recommendations for discussion and with making decisions.
Commitment to inclusion:

Diversity is a fact of life, inclusion is a choice and a practice - for organisations and individuals. The School for Social Entrepreneurs aims to drive inclusion into every area and activity of what they do: from access to programmes, to grant investment, to board, staff and partnerships. However you identify, they would like to hear from you. In their commitment to continue to diversify their teams, freelance staff and programmes, they are particularly keen to hear from those who identify as being from Black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds; LGBTQ+; and people with disabilities.

To Apply:
To apply, once you have read the attached pack, please submit your CV via the "Apply Now" button below. Please upload your CV in Word format and include a supporting statement as part of your application, please tell us: What attracted you to apply for this role and why you would be an excellent Interim Director of Operations.

Please use no more than 800 words to answer these questions.

A Prospectus consultant will review and assess all submitted applications. As part of the selection process, candidates may be invited to meet with a Prospectus consultant.

Please note, due to high volumes of interest in vacancies it may not be possible to answer all individual queries on positions prior to an application or registration.

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Posted on: 10 May 2021
Closing date: 24 May 2021
Job ref: HQ00178564
Tags: Senior Management,Operations
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