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Director of Operations and Business Development

The Co-operative College

Location: United Kingdom, Work from home
Salary: £44,000 (based on 28 hours)
Hours: Part Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 21st June 2022
Closes: 10th July 2022

Location: Home based with some travel in the UK and abroad

Hours: 28 hours per week

We’re  looking for an experienced business development professional, with a strong track record of partnership building and bid writing to join the Co-operative College's Leadership Team as our new 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
  • Date of assessment centre (online via Zoom) – Tuesday 19 July

Application Pack

Interested? Then we'd love to hear from you. Download our full application pack for more information and apply via our website – www.co-op.ac.uk/careers

Any Questions? Queries about the role can be sent to recruitment@co-op.ac.uk

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