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Job description

About Poetic Unity

Poetic Unity is a Brixton based charity founded in 2015 that provides support and services for children and young people aged 10-30 years old across the UK. Our vision is to help young people find their voice, feel valued in society and to empower them to reach their highest potential. We use poetry as a tool to support young people's mental health, education, personal development, physical health, and community cohesion.

  • 1,421 services provided across the UK to date
  • 40,000 children and young people supported 

The Role:

As the Chief Operating Officer, you will play a critical role in helping shape the future of our organisation, driving operational excellence, fostering innovation, and advancing our commitment to social justice and community empowerment. We are excited to welcome a dynamic and visionary leader to work with our CEO, sharing a passion for youth development and ready to make a meaningful impact in the lives of young people. If you are driven by purpose, thrive in a collaborative environment, and are eager to be part of a mission-driven team, we invite you to explore this opportunity further!

Position: Chief Operating Officer

Responsible to: Chief Executive

Location: Office based in Brixton, London. 

Hours: 35 hours per week (full-time), due to the nature of our work regular evening and weekend work will be required with this role.

Salary: £40,000 per annum

Contract type: 3 years, fixed term (extension subject to performance and securing funding.)

Key Areas of Responsibility:

Strategic Planning

Development and Management

Financial Management

Stakeholder Engagement

Team Leadership and Development

Risk Management and Compliance

Person Specification:

- Experience in senior management roles, preferably within the charity sector.

- Demonstrated success in developing and implementing strategic plans to achieve organisational goals and objectives.

- Proven track record of effectively managing programmes and services, including programme development, implementation, and evaluation.

- Experience in financial management, budgeting, and revenue generation. Including proven success in grant writing, fundraising, and partnership development.

- Strong background in operational management, including process improvement, organisational development, and risk management.

- Experience in stakeholder engagement, relationship management, and advocacy, with the ability to represent Poetic Unity effectively at various levels.

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent leadership and team management skills, exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, proven ability to manage multiple tasks with high level of integrity, professionalism and resilience. 

Personal Attributes:

Passion for youth empowerment and social change, with a deep commitment to Poetic Unity's mission and values. Empathetic and compassionate approach with understanding of young people's needs. Self-motivated and proactive with a strong sense of initiative and a willingness to take ownership of tasks and projects.

All appointments will be made on merit, following a fair and transparent process. In line with the Equality Act 2010, however, as an organisation that predominantly supports young Black people, the trustees are encouraging applications from candidates that are of Black or Black mixed heritage. 

How to Apply?

To apply go to our website

Deadline to apply: 6pm on Monday 17th June 2024

Application resources
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Providing safe spaces, programmes and opportunities that enable marginalised young people to unlock their full potential.

Refreshed on: 19 May 2024
Closing date: 17 June 2024 at 18:00
Job ref: PUCOO
Tags: Finance,Fundraising,Senior Management,Management,Business Development,Operations