Central London, Greater London (Hybrid)
£58,000 - £65,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Interested in playing a vital leadership role in a unique creative agency and think tank with social purpose? Have strong strategic operational expertise to help us strengthen and develop? Then this could be the role for you.

The Liminal Space is a unique, purpose led creative studio that uses people-centred art and design approaches to build understanding, participation and social action.

We strive to empower more people, more profoundly to contribute to greater positive social and health outcomes. Our novel methods are effective with mainstream and underserved public audiences and with academic researchers and industry decision-makers across sectors.

Our clients include foundations and funders such as The Wellcome Trust, The Health Foundation and Nesta; world-leading research institutions  such as The Francis Crick Institute, UCL and The University of Cambridge; organisations working across arts and culture such as The Barbican, The Natural History Museum and UKRI, and forward thinking business such as The Co-Op and Selfridges.

Having built a strong reputation, we are now at a pivotal point in our development and are looking for a collaborative and agile Director of Operations to join our leadership team and bring strategic operations know-how, commercial and leadership abilities to enable us to advance our social mission, making us a more resilient organisation.

This is a vital role sitting at the heart of our organisation, where you will play a key part in shaping our organisation, for now and the future.

Key areas of responsibility are:

  • Ensure our operating processes, policies and systems are strengthened, co-ordinated and reliable
  • Nurture our people and culture
  • Enable our systems to support effective business development
  • Plan finances and capitalise on IP

You will help support and develop an inclusive, open and transparent culture, creating a coordinated approach to learning and development, consistency in relation to performance management, and instilling a culture of continuous learning across the team.

With experience in developing and shaping effective operating functions which will include HR and Finance, you will have strong financial acumen and bring robust commercial judgement. You will be able to implement rigorous project management, resourcing plans and processes. This will enable effective and efficient running of our day-to-day operations, and facilitate our innovative, creative and agile approach. You will also oversee and evolve our HR processes, systems, and policies, ensuring we can effectively recruit, retain and develop staff, and that we have effective performance management processes in place.

This role will suit someone who may have experience of supporting strategic operational development in a start-up or SME. Someone who is agile, with a can-do and collaborative attitude. People-oriented and empathetic, you’ll bring the range of experience to hit the ground running. You will also be motivated to act as an enabler, passionate about our mission, philosophy, values, and projects.  With strong financial and commercial acumen, we seek someone who will contribute and thrive in a creative and entrepreneurial environment and can flex between strategic thinking and operational delivery with ease.

We are open to and recognise non-conventional experience and expertise. This scope is outlined with people from communities which traditionally experience discrimination in mind. Those who experience discrimination and/ or prejudice based on their race, ethnicity or immigration status; women; new parents; people with disabilities and LGBTQI+ people are encouraged to apply.

Closing date: Monday 27th June 2022

Please click ‘Apply via Website’ to be directed to the Peridot Partners website and to contact the advising consultants to discuss this role in more detail.

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Posted on: 25 May 2022
Closed date: 24 June 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Senior Management, Operations