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Justice Studio
£65,000 - £70,000 per year
Justice Studio is a values driven social enterprise entering an exciting new phase of development in our mission to reduce social inequality
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£65,000 - £70,000 per year
Permanent, Full-time
Job description

Please Note Applications Will Be Reviewed On A Rolling Basis, Post Maybe Filled Before Closing Date. We Therefore Encourage You To Apply As Soon As Possible. 

Justice Studio  is a values driven social enterprise entering an exciting new phase of development in our mission to reduce social inequality.We are looking for a leader to to manage our progressive, non-hierarchical, trust-based team.  Committed to social justice, our values, and with high emotional intelligence, you will direct the company’s operations and strategy to ensure that the company achieves its purpose.

We are based in London and work both in the UK and across the world for governments, charitable and not-for-profit organisations, and social enterprises that are striving to promote global social equality.Our work for them spans strategy, research, and demonstrates impact. Since our establishment in May 2011 we have undertaken over 80 social justice consultancy and research projects for a range of clients in over 30 countries. 

Justice Studio is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to reducing discrimination and advancing and promoting equality of opportunity in the provision of services and creating an inclusive environment for all employees. We believe that everyone has the right to be treated with dignity and respect. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and we particularly encourage applications from people of colour, disabled, LGBT and other people that are under-represented in the workforce. Flexible working requests will be considered for all roles.

Justice Studio's purpose is to create global social equality by assisting and challenging organisations, governments and ourselves to be the best we can be.

Job title: Managing Director

Salary Band: £65,000 - £70,000 per annum, pro-rata if part time is preferred + Share Option Scheme. 

Hours: Full Time/Part Time depending on preference.

Job Location: North Road, London, N7.While this is an office-based role, we are a flexible employer and support flexible working.

Reports to: Chair

Line managing responsibilities: Operations Director, Consultants/Senior Researchers/Project Managers, 

Anticipated Start Date:  June 2021


As Justice Studio’s Managing Director you will be responsible for the day to day running of the organisation as well as its strategic direction. With experience in, and commitment to, progressive, non-hierarchical, trust-based organisations like ours, you will set the culture for our organisation. You will play a key part in business development, maintaining client relationships and representing us externally. Committed to social justice, our values, and with high emotional intelligence, you will direct the company’s operations and strategy to ensure that the company achieves its purpose.

                                               Roles and Responsibilities


  •      Directing the work and resources of the company
  •      Ensuring we have the right people for the roles by leading recruitment, retention and motivation of staff.

Strategy formulation 

  •      Leading the company and ensuring all employees buy into the company vision.
  •   Setting the overall strategic direction of the company with the Board.
  •      Support the Board with its governance and oversight functions.
  •      Provide strategic updates to members of the board, keep them aware of developments within the    industry and ensure that the appropriate policies are developed to meet the company’s purpose and comply with all relevant statutory and other regulations.
  •      Leading strategy for business development and growth 
  •      Devising a 3-year strategic plan and working with other board members to oversee its implementation.

Organisational health and operations 

  •      Overseeing and working with the Operations Director to review and maintain the annual accounts, company’s financial performance and fiduciary compliance.
  •   Setting company budgets and forecasts 
  •      Managing the direction of the company, guiding and supporting senior team members.
  •      Looking for opportunities to increase efficiencies and speed up processes across the business.
  •   Developing and directing the implementation of policies and procedures to ensure that they reflect the values and ethos of the organisation as well as compiling with all statutory regulations.
  •      Ensuring that senior level staff have the necessary skills and knowledge for Justice Studio to achieve its purpose. 

Business development

  •     Leading the sales strategy and winning new business for the company.
  •     Carrying out regular analysis to mitigate any potential risks through industry and market changes.
  • Reporting business development progress to the Board on a quarterly and annual basis.
  • Analysing and lead opportunities for growth in our markets to drive profitability.
  •   Representing the company in negotiations with customers, suppliers, government departments and other key contacts to secure for it the most effective contract terms.
  •    Formulate strategies, new directions, and techniques to grow the company, and utilise networks with clients, consultants, and counterparts to advance successful new business opportunities.
  •    Apply in-depth technical expertise to new business efforts, and Justice Studio’s knowledge base. 
  •    Design, lead and supervise proposals and other relevant technical assignments for projects in the UK and internationally. 
  • Cultivate partnerships with international firms/organisations as well as local, in-country partners.

Technical and client oversight 

  •  Implementing processes and procedures across the business as necessary to reflect the company ethos and ensure efficiency.
  •  Establishing and maintaining effective formal and informal links with major clients, relevant government departments and agencies, local authorities, key decision-makers and other stakeholders generally, to ensure that the company is providing the appropriate range and quality of services.
  •   Oversee research and development programmes to ensure that the company remains at the forefront in the industry and provides leading-edge services to retain its competitive edge.
  •  Provide leadership and oversight of Justice Studio’s portfolio of projects and programmes in the UK and internationally.
  •  Develop effective and collaborative working relationships with our key clients, Partners, sub-contractors and consultants to ensure all stakeholder expectations are met. 
  •  Write, in-put into, review and provide commentary on project technical work and project reports. 

Marketing, PR, and Communications

  •   Representing the company at events, exhibitions and on media channels.
  •      Leading an effective marketing and public relations strategy to promote the services and image of the company to our stakeholders.

Nurturing the team 

  •   Working closely with the team and making sure that staff are happy and informed of major issues 
  • Succession planning for senior members of the company to ensure all departments are managed continuously.
  •   Ensuring equal opportunities are promoted in all aspects of the company’s work.
  •     Using coaching techniques for line-managed staff              

Knowledge and skill Requirements 

  •      Proven track record of successfully managing similar sized organisation(s).
  •     Target driven and results focussed individual.
  •   Natural leader and motivator of people.
  •     Relevant consultancy industry experience and knowledge.
  •     A proven record of success in senior level general or commercial management, preferably in consultancy.
  •    At least 10 years’ senior level experience of management of people and resources.
  •    Graduate with a higher degree in a management discipline or a professional qualification.
  •    A wide knowledge of the consulting industry.
  •    An understanding of financial management and wider management principles and techniques.
  • Political and presentational skills with an appreciation of the demands of conflicting interests   and of meeting statutory requirements.
  • A very high level of commercial awareness.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  •  Excellent organisational skills.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  •  Commitment to social justice and full alignment values of the company 

Please Note Applications Will Be Reviewed On A Rolling Basis, Post Maybe Filled Before Closing Date. We Therefore Encourage You To Apply As Soon As Possible. 

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Justice Studio

Justice Studio is a values driven social enterprise entering an exciting new phase of development in our mission to reduce social inequality. W... Read more

Refreshed on: 12 April 2021
Closing date: 07 June 2021
Job ref: Managing Director
Tags: Intl Development,Senior Management
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