Head of Operations and Partnerships (Maternity Cover)

  • Aug 6, 2021
Category: Senior Appointments
Type: Temporary
Salary:£36,000 - £40,000 depending on experience, plus company benefits

Social Enterprise Academy

The Social Enterprise Academy is a social change organisation:  we exist to support people who are stepping forward to affect positive social change, wherever they may be. We exist to support the many, not the few. 

Through dynamic learning and development programmes facilitated by our network of skilled facilitators, we help entrepreneurship and leadership to flourish in organisations, networks, schools and colleges.

With a 17 year track record of successful delivery in Scotland, the Social Enterprise Academy has been sharing its business and learning delivery models for the past 8 years with international partners through a social licence approach.

We are looking for a talented Head of Operations and Partnerships to join our team as a maternity cover position to help us provide world-leading learning and development in Scotland.

This is a senior leader position within the organisation, reporting to the CEO. The role is full time, however we will consider flexible hour options if requested. We would also welcome a secondment arrangement with agreement from current employer.

This is a diverse role offering the opportunity to focus on internal processes and innovation as well as networking with clients, partners and stakeholders and nurturing new relationships. Your role will be to lead key functions within the business including HR and programme delivery and support the overall leadership of the organisation as a member of the Leadership Team. Experience in a similar leadership position is desirable including the ability to work strategically and set an inspiring direction and vision for others.

You will lead a talented and highly skilled team and will be responsible for supporting and managing the team and maintaining a happy and innovative culture. You will be an experienced people manager with the ability to nurture talent and empower others to grow and develop, working with freedom and autonomy.

Having the right mind-set, attitude and approach is as important for us as having the right experience and skills.  We appreciate that the best person might not have all the criteria we have listed, so if you feel your experience and skills will help you to make a great contribution in this role and you have the right mind-set, we would welcome an application from you.

Job Purpose

1.     To provide leadership and oversight to key operations within the business to deliver on strategic and operational objectives including HR and planning and ensure the business remains compliant, innovative and high performing. Maintain and build on the positive internal culture in which all staff and facilitators feel able to grow and thrive.

2.     To lead the development of existing and new partnerships for the Academy, primarily in Scotland and promote and champion the reputation of SEA. Contribute to the financial resilience and sustainability of SEA through business development and fundraising activity where required.

3.     To provide effective organisational leadership as a member of the Leadership Team, contributing to organisational decisions, reporting to the SEA Board and ensuring a safe operating environment for staff, associates and learners.

4.     To oversee the delivery team and the management of contracts and programmes commissioned in Scotland and the UK, maintaining quality, driving innovation and building connections with the International Hub Network.

5.     Provide overall team and line-management support to the Operations and Partnerships Team, maintaining a high performing team with an open and supportive culture.

Key Responsibilities

  •  Work with the Project Officers to support effective planning processes across the business to ensure key organisational and strategic priorities are achieved
  •  Oversee the HR and Wellbeing function including recruitment and retention, staff development, learning and development, staff mental health and wellbeing
  •  Support the financial management of the organisation in collaboration with the CEO and Finance Manager
  •  Represent the Academy to key stakeholders including attending events, taking part in sector-level meetings and groups
  •  Nurture existing partnerships and develop opportunities for collaboration and long-term strategic opportunities to support and strengthen the sector and the Academy
  •  Develop and implement strategic and operational plans for SEA, working closely with the Leadership Team and Board to lead the direction of the business over the long-term
  •  Support the development and effectiveness of the Leadership Team as a collective, engaging external support including consultants, mentors, coaches and training where required

For a full set of criteria please download the recruitment pack from our website.

To apply for this job please visit www.socialenterprise.academy.

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