Economy is recruiting a Deputy CEO to implement our new 3 year strategy. We are looking for someone who is energetic and dynamic, and who can help us deliver our ambitious objectives for organisational development and responding to the economic impact of coronavirus.
Economy is a charity that exists to support people - particularly those currently furthest from power - to shape the economy in order to achieve what matters to them. To further this goal, we have secured funding to increase organisational capacity and appoint a Deputy CEO to help manage this growth.
Key areas of responsibility
● Develop and implement organisation systems and processes
● Oversee financial planning, management, reporting and compliance.
● Support project and programme delivery.
● Deputise for the CEO as and when necessary.
Operations and Culture
● Develop project management systems and processes as Economy’s work expands and becomes more complex.
● Develop policies, systems and processes which enable effective internal communication and collaboration.
● Develop the systems, processes and practices which underpin a healthy organisational culture and promote diversity and inclusion.
● Oversee the management and development of Economy’s infrastructure including website, social media, CRM database, Google Suite and reporting systems.
Finance and Fundraising
● Work with the Chief Executive to provide the strategic context for financial planning.
● Responsible for financial planning, management and control including procuring appropriate insurances and the preparation of business plans and annual reports.
● Responsible for financial reporting including cash forecasting, quarterly reporting to the Board, preparation and review of project and annual organisation budgets.
● Work with the Chief Executive to prepare funding applications and requisite reporting.
● Responsible for HR at a strategic level, overseeing recruitment, training, disciplinary, staff well-being and all other personnel matters.
● Identify gaps in skills and experience in accordance with the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, and address through recruitment and training.
● Develop Economy’s HR policies, and draw in external expertise as necessary.
● Line management responsibilities.
Governance and Risk
● Work with the Chief Executive to deliver best practice, ensure compliance with legal requirements, attend Board meetings and prepare Board papers.
● Responsible for GDPR compliance.
● Always act in the best interests of Economy.
● Abide by Economy policies as set out in the Staff Handbook.
● Maintain confidentiality in all areas relating to Economy.
● To be flexible and to undertake any other reasonable duties as requested by the Board of Trustees.
Key skills and experience
Essential Skills and Experience
● Track record of developing organisational systems to promote collaboration, embed a positive organisational culture and enact diversity and inclusion across an organisation.
● An understanding of Diversity and Inclusion and how they can be embedded in all parts of organisational strategy, development and day-to-day operations.
● Managed teams to support organisational and personal development.
● Ability to meet tight deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
● Experience of designing, managing and delivering complex projects and programmes.
● An engaging presentational style.
● An ability to listen and communicate to build consensus and work collaboratively.
● A track record of using strategic thinking to improve outcomes and ways of working in an organisation.
● An ability to pay attention to detail across multiple areas of work
Values and behaviours
● Personal commitment to Economy’s values and purpose of supporting people – particularly those furthest from power – to use economics to achieve what matters to them.
● Ability to reflect and learn, including sharing failures and uncertainties. Openly taking feedback from the team and members of Economy’s community on your behaviours and work.
● The emotional intelligence to empathise with and appreciate others, creating opportunities for those you work with to grow and develop.
Desirable Development Areas
We are also looking for the following skills and experience. Please tell us if you have experience of these work areas or you are particularly interested in them for your own personal development.
● Financial strategy, reporting and planning.
● Experience developing and overseeing HR policies and processes.
● Good knowledge of charity law and best practice.
● Experience of using applications such as Wordpress, Hubspot, Google Suite, Slack, or Zoom.
● Experience of using accounting software Xero.
Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
Economics is underpinned by a way of thinking dominated by white men who have studied and worked in a small number of institutions. We are looking for people that bring a different perspective. To this end, when candidates are of equal merit, we will prioritise selection and appointment of people who are from backgrounds that are under-represented in economic institutions and the charity sector.
How to apply
To apply for this vacancy, please send your completed application form and fill out our equal opportunities survey by 23.59pm Monday 8 June