Interim COO

£80,000-£85,000 per annum, full-time for at least 12 months

We’re an award-winning charity that runs local learning centres in the heart of communities where the young people we support live. Our centres provide an innovative education programme which includes practical learning support and motivational and confidence-building activities for children and young people aged 7-18. Our aim is to inspire students from the least advantaged neighbourhoods to broaden their horizons and achieve their full potential. As the UK’s leading university access organisation, our staff team is helping thousands of young people each year. From Autumn 2023, we will have forty-one centres and extension projects across England and Scotland, with ambitious plans to scale-up our provision further over the coming years.


Thank you for considering this interim role at IntoUniversity. Our Chief Operating Officer is going on maternity leave and we are seeking an Interim Chief Operating Officer to take on a broad range of senior strategic responsibilities. This role is for at least 12 months on a fixed term basis. The main responsibility of the postholder is to take on Senior Management responsibility and oversight of the charity’s learning centres across the United Kingdom to ensure they are running successfully including managing key strategic partnerships, having senior oversight of our People and HR processes, evaluating the success of our programmes and their impact. You will also have senior oversight of safeguarding and volunteering across the charity and work with other members of the Senior Management Team to assess the feasibility of new IntoUniversity centres to fulfil the aims of the business plan.


Download the candidate brief to find out about the role.