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Chief Operating Officer | Tender

Tender is an arts charity that works with young people to prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence by promoting healthy relationships based on equality and respect. They are recruiting for a Chief Operating Officer to take responsibility for delivering the organisation’s strategic plan, working in partnership with the CEO.

  • Location: N7 6PA, London (with flexible working)
  • Salary: c£50,000


Founded in 2003, Tender has developed a range of award-winning arts education projects which empower young people, and the adults who work with them, to actively prevent domestic abuse and sexual violence and promote gender equality in their schools, youth centres and communities.

We are an organisation of 16 permanent staff, with an income of c£1.5m p/a from trusts & foundations, corporate partners and major donors.

We have grown considerably over the last 18 months, and we have a huge opportunity to capitalise on the public’s interest in our charitable objectives.

Purpose of the job

  • This is a senior position within Tender. The role of COO is a functional management role, and the holder takes responsibility for delivering the organisation’s strategic plan, in partnership with the CEO , the Finance Manager and Head of Children & Young People’s Programmes
  • The role reports to the CEO, who is in turn accountable to the Board of Trustees
  • This role is responsible for the organisation’s operations, including , HR, internal communications and reporting systems that ensure the quality of delivery of all programmes
  • The role has an emphasis on management and delivery of the operational day to day activities of Tender, working to inspire and support a small staff team
  • The role will be part of the senior leadership team who are leading on embedding anti-racism and anti-discrimination philosophy and practices across the organisation and to focus on our Diversity & Inclusion agenda

Main duties

  • Measure and report on operational performance and develop plans to improve relevant key performance indicators
  • Take responsibility for ensuring that HR processes are up to date, fully resourced (through out-sourcing) and communicated to the staff team.
  • Work with the team to develop and implement standardised quality assurance procedures that will improve the experience of Tender’s beneficiaries

Tender is committed to creating a diverse environment which values a range of different kinds of personal and professional experience. If you feel that you would be able to carry out this role, but you aren’t sure if you meet all the criteria, you can make use of the cover letter to express why you think you think you could do this job. We are open to potential candidates who may not have direct experience of this type of role but who demonstrate the skills, talent and enthusiasm we’re looking for.

For more information on the role, please contact Simon Callaghan, Director on simon@peridotpartners.co.uk / 07702 678658

Closing date: Monday 16th August 2021

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    For more information on the role, please contact Simon Callaghan, Director on simon@peridotpartners.co.uk | 07702 678658

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    Closing date: Monday 16th August
    Preliminary interviews: w/c 23rd August
    Second Stage interviews: w/c 30th August

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