£44,000 per year (based on 28 hours); this is equivalent to a full-time salary of £55,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

A fantastic opportunity to join the Co-operative College's Leadership Team as our Director of Operations and Business Development.

The Co-operative College is an education charity dedicated to making the world a more co-operative place. Born over 100 years ago out of a need for radical education that fights for social justice, our mission hasn't changed. We're fearless thinkers, innovators, and passionate about change.

We work with individuals, co-operative enterprises, and like-minded organisations, both in the UK and internationally, to provide a diverse range of learning programmes to empower people with the co-operative skills and knowledge to make a difference. We are also involved in a number of global research projects, partnerships and community initiatives.

As Director of Operations and Business Development you will be an active and effective member of the College's Leadership Team - overseeing and developing new, income generating work, helping to develop strategic plans, making a positive contribution to our collective management, and always keeping the principles and values of the co-operative movement in mind.

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Day to day management of the Business Development Team (including finance, marketing, fundraising, membership, and outreach)
  • Develop new business and income generation
  • Efficient, effective and compliant discharge of all operational duties and functions
  • Provide assurance to the Trustee Board, its committees, and external regulators
  • Act as a spokesperson for the College, including representing the College at events
  • Create an inclusive culture, environment and practices which embrace diversity
  • Lead the continuous review, and have oversight of the financial position of the College
  • Lead and deliver on a quality membership offer

We're looking for someone who is passionate about co-operative education, and who will empathise with the ideals and principles of the global co-operative movement. You'll be self-organised, self-responsible, digitally literate, reflective and a strong communicator who works well as part of a progressive and collaborative team.

Further information:

  • Salary: £44,000 (based on 28 hours); this is the equivalent to a full-time salary of £55,000
  • Contracted hours: 28 hours per week (0.8 FTE) - The College is open to alternative working hours/arrangements
  • Location: Home based with some travel in the UK and abroad
  • Holiday allowance: 25 days + Bank Holidays (pro-rata equivalent), rising to 30 days after five years
  • Additional: Family friendly and supportive working environment, range of employee wellbeing benefits and access to pension scheme that pays double the minimum employer contributions

Interested? Then we'd love to hear from you. Download our full application pack for more information and apply via our website.

Posted on: 16 June 2022
Closed date: 10 July 2022 at 23:59
Tags: Business Development, Operations