Operations Director

Salary / Rate: £50-£60k + Bonus Location: North West
Contract: Permanent Date Posted: 2019-07-24 Job Ref: 185ETLT

Lead Talent, the career hunters are pleased to be partnering with a leading North West based fundraising organisation who are looking for an experienced Operations Director to join their established and successful team.

As Operations Director you will work with a small but highly experienced Senior Management team with a vision to ultimately take the reins of the business from the MD (founder) and move into the leadership spot after a successful and appropriate period of integration.

What a rare and golden opportunity this presents for an established operator looking for their next natural career step into a Managing Directors position. Whats more, this is a brand-new position for the company following continuous business growth. So you can rest assured that you are joining an already strong and steady ship, with a 10 year history and a clear 3 year growth strategy in place for you to take the lead on.

This company prides itself on its ethical approach to fundraising and their high levels of customers service which is maintained through the companies strong commitment and investment training including a rigorous, bespoke on-boarding scheme.

Your overarching remit will involve taking ownership for the maximisation of the company’s sustainable and profitable growth. You will deliver this by working closely with the Senior Management Team to execute the growth and sales strategy, whilst overseeing the operational cost controls, P&L’s and budgets. Alongside growing the company, it’s important to note that you will be operating in a heavily regulated sector and governed by strict codes of conduct, so there is no cutting corners, quality is key.

As a successful leader you will be able to demonstrate effective people management skills and the ability to implement continuous development opportunities for the team including talent pipelining and clear succession planning. The team presently consists of approx 15 personnel at head office and a wider team of approximately 100 field agents.

The company partners with nationally recognised clients alongside smaller, well respected local clients and you will therefore need to possess a flair and passion for client management and interaction as part of your daily duties.

So what would the day-to-day role of the Operations Director look like? Well, no two days will be the same as this role offers a plethora of variety and opportunity including:

  • Leading the team to financial and non-financial target achievements
  • Overall P&L responsibilities
  • Continuous coaching and development of team members
  • Regular review and presentation of business performance

We’re keen to hear from Operations Directors who hold strong track records within a sales environment. Experience in mirroring industries including recruitment, training providers and outsourced offerings would be of interest as would an appreciation of the charity and or the fundraising sector.

This really is a unique opportunity to secure a long term career so if this opportunity excites you then we’d love to talk further.

For further information please contact Emma Tolley in confidence
Phone: 07703 464690 Email:



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