£27,000 - £37,000 yearly
Good Things Foundation South Yorkshire, UK
Apr 24, 2019Permanent
Good Things Foundation is the UK’s leading digital and social inclusion charity. Our mission is a world where everyone can benefit from digital. Through our Online Centres Network of hyperlocal partners, we are supporting people and communities to overcome some of the most pressing social challenges they are facing through digital. Since 2010 we’ve helped over 2.4 million people to improve their lives using digital, driving positive outcomes from employment through to health and wellbeing. The Chief Operating Officer’s (COO) team is at the heart of delivering our aim to do good things with technology. This is a key role to ensure the organisation can deliver our ambitious programme to make a difference on people's lives. You love planning and you love collaborating with colleagues from a range of teams and disciplines. Your role includes supporting and helping, as well as cajoling and encouraging. You’re inquisitive and want to know everything that’s happening, and you’re very well organised. You’re passionate about seeing how all of the details add up to significant positive impact on people’s lives. You will support the COO to: Take a holistic overview of plans, resources, risks and interdependencies across all of our programmes, projects, and specialist services. Liaise with colleagues in the UK and Australia, taking a whole organisation/Group view of our critical path so that key deliverables and interdependencies are understood, managed, prioritised, and resourced. Manage our strategic risks. Contribute to bids for new projects with a specific focus on the delivery model and the costing and pricing, in conjunction with Directors, Heads, and the Bids Manager. Ensure the work of the organisation is completed to a consistently high standard, within budget and that requirements are met on time. You will: Champion the innovative use of the right digital tools across the organisation to drive business efficiencies. Lead internal communications, including agendas for SMT, Leadership and Team Meetings, external speakers, Lunch & Learns, Slack, et al. (See job description for detailed information on roles and responsibilities). You will have experience of: Managing and delivering successful and complex programmes and projects operationally and strategically Successful application of programme and change management techniques Use of methods and/or tools to deliver complex and innovative projects Managing delivery of projects using Agile techniques is desirable Resource management and planning Risk and/or issues management Involvement with delivering or coordinating internal communications. With the following education, knowledge and skills: Excellent management and delegation skills Excellent communication and influencing skills to build effective working relationships with internal colleagues Excellent planning and organisational skills Excellent verbal and written communication skills enabling engagement at all levels Clear willingness to intervene or assist in the activities of the team where circumstances demand Educated to degree level or equivalent Good Things Foundation is a social change organisation with a mission to ensure that everyone benefits from digital. We live the change we are seeking to achieve and encourage applications from diverse backgrounds. We operate a policy of providing equal opportunities in all aspects of work including recruitment, training, and promotion, whatever the colour, race, religion, belief, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, age or disability of an employee, having regard to the individual's aptitudes and abilities and requirements for the job. Good Things Foundation is opposed to all forms of unlawful and unfair discrimination.