Director of Operations and Strategy

The Difference
London
Starting at £65-75k per annum
The Difference launched in 2019 and it exists to improve the life outcomes of the most vulnerable children by raising the status and expertise of those who educate them. We create specialist senior school leaders with the expertise to lead whole-school and multi-agency approaches to meeting the learning, wellbeing, and safeguarding needs of all children, and most crucially those with high levels of need and vulnerability. Through its programmes, research and partnerships, The Difference learns what works to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and shares this best practice across its network and the sector.
The Role

We are looking for our next Director of Operations & Strategy to take us to the next stage in our journey of improvement. The role will focus on People, Finance, Operations and Business Planning across the charity. As a charity that develops leadership, this key role will model the leadership development we want to see across England’s schools: combining compassion and a relentless drive for improved outcomes.

The Difference creates specialist senior school leaders, with the expertise to lead whole-school and multi-agency approaches to meeting the learning, wellbeing and safeguarding needs of all children, and most crucially those with high levels of need and vulnerability. Through its programmes, research and partnerships, The Difference learns what works to improve outcomes for vulnerable children and shares this best practice across its network and the sector.

The Director of Operations & Strategy will ideally be financially minded, able to share responsibility for our financial sustainability and fundraising, and to model our growth. You will also be a strategic thinker and a details-orientated designer of processes, with track-record of translating ideas into strategies and strategies into deliverable outcomes. The core values of The Difference will also be of high importance. Working alongside the Chief Executive Officer, the Director of Programmes and the Director of Research, Impact & Influence, this role offers a brilliant opportunity to grow one of the sector’s most dynamic charities.

The next Director of Operations & Strategy will be commercially aware, as well as experienced in operations and finance, including line-managing or building Operations, Finance, HR or Legal functions in an organisation. They will also be knowledgeable in developing talent and growing group cultures for effectiveness and distributed leadership.

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How to apply

To make an application, please click on the apply now button below, with the following prepared:

  • Your CV (no more than three sides).
  • A supporting statement (no more than two sides) that sets out why you think this role is the right move for you and how you meet the knowledge and experience criteria.

Closing date
Sunday 29th January 2023                   

Preliminary interviews
w/c 6th February 2023

Final Panel interviews
w/c Monday 27th February 2023                           

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