Our vision is of a society where people dealing with complex social issues such as homelessness, trafficking and modern slavery and domestic abuse get the support to rebuild their lives. That is why we partner with small and local charities helping people overcome complex social issues. For more than 40 years we have been standing side by side with small but vital charities; to provide the right kinds of funding and support, in the right ways, and seeking to influence others to meet the needs of small charities, the communities they are rooted in and the people they serve. We are an independent charitable trust funded by the profits of Lloyds Banking Group and are proud of our relationship with them. They have backed us in good times and bad, value our expertise and give us the freedom to direct our work and resources in the way that best serves people, charities and communities. But while we are one of the largest and most established corporate foundations in the UK, key to our impact is our people. We work in partnership with the charities we support, we listen, understand and respond to charities needs through funding, development support and influencing policy and practice. The importance of that flows through our staff team and Board of Trustees.
The Chief Operating Officer (COO) plays a central role in developing and delivering our new strategy Building a Better Future launched in October 2022.
As the Foundation increases its ambition for small and local charities, and the people they serve, our approach has become increasingly sophisticated – balancing direct support with influence, and work within communities.
The COO works across the organisation at all levels to bring our work together cohesively through robust plans focused on delivery and ensures the finance, HR and support capability to execute them. They champion excellence in people management – commensurate with a modern employer in the post COVID hybrid working era; champion our approach to inclusion and ensure effective approaches to staff welfare and health and wellbeing.
They work closely with the Board to create confidence in our core functions and reporting and as the lead Director to our Audit, Investment and Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee – which also addresses wider HR policies.
The role is crucial in ensuring our sponsors at Lloyds Bank are confident in our ability to manage our resources effectively, and in liaising with, and in the case of the Channel Islands supporting, the other three Lloyds Group Foundations.
The COO will be an advocate of our values internally and externally ensuring that equity, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of our work and will play a particular role in championing an inclusive approach to all our practice.
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To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:
Monday 26 June 2023
First stage interviews for selected interviews (virtual)
Wednesday 5, and Thursday 6 July 2023
Candidates notified about the final shortlist
By Monday 17 July 2023
Final interviews for shortlisted candidates
1–5pm, 19 July and 1–5pm, 20 July, at the Foundation’s London offices.
These will be combined with informal sessions where candidates will meet with stakeholders of the role. Candidates will be fully briefed in advance of this.