Job Overview: The leadership and management of the Sutherland Cranial College of Osteopathy (SCCO), working with the Chair to ensure that the Board of Trustees formulate and regularly review SCCO’s mission and operation. Responsible for staff leadership, management and administration. Work closely with the Chair, and ensure that the Board receives appropriate information and advice to enable it to fulfil its governance responsibilities. To ensure long term financial sustainability through sound finance management and delivery of services. Development of the SCCO’s position as first choice provider of training in Osteopathy in the Cranial Field in the UK, Germany and Spain. PRINCIPAL TASKS 1. Strategic planning To provide ideas and proposals in order to fulfil the SCCO’s mission, and to implement strategic plans and business proposals. To review and update the SCCO Business Plan. To understand the range of services offered, the range and descriptions of existing customers and markets and future opportunities for innovation 2. Governance and relationship with the Board of Trustees: Ensure that the Board has sufficient resources, guidance and professional advice on matters concerning compliance with the charity commission, the law and the need to remain solvent; other legal requirements, policies and procedures relating to the work of the SCCO, and best practice in our field. Ensure appropriate presentation and reporting to the Board on the progress of the organisation on all matters relevant to the discharge of its responsibilities. In consultation with the Chair, prepare meeting agendas, Board papers and minutes. 3. Leading and managing the organisation: Ensure that a strategy is in place to guide the organisation in achieving its objectives. Ensure that the marketing strategy is implemented, to enable the charity to articulate its mission and ethos and to engage effectively with stakeholder groups. Ensure the charity discharges its constitutional and legal obligations. Manage successful internal communications between Fellows, Members, Trustees, Staff and Students. Provide leadership to members of staff, and keep under review and appraise the work of the staff reporting directly to the Chief Executive. Ensure that the charity has the resources (human, material and financial) to operate as effectively as possible. Establish and maintain an HR system which ensures leadership and maximises the potential of staff and is in keeping with the mission and values of the charity, promotes diversity and ensures equality of opportunity in all SCCO’s work and practices. Build a culture where everyone is valued and equipped to do their job and support the Chair and Board in maintaining the existing culture and ethical standards of the SCCO 4. Financial management In collaboration with the Treasurer and the Finance Officer: Ensure budgets and financial reports are provided to the Board of Trustees. Ensure the maintenance of proper accounting systems. Manage the charity finances to ensure the SCCO remains within budget. Authorise expenditure within approved limits. Maintain and protect the assets of the charity, including implementation of the reserves and investment management policy. PERSON SPECIFICATION A record of successful leadership and strategic management of a small organisation (+/- £500k income) in the non profit making sector during a period of growth and change, delivering enhanced net profitability within existing cultural constraints A record of successful financial management Qualification and training in organisational leadership, development or management skills Successful organisational, communication and influencing skills Familiarity with modern office technologies Some experience within the field of education would be an advantage Language skills, particularly German and/or Spanish would be an advantage The successful applicant may not be familiar with osteopathy but would be expected to become more familiar with it as part of the role.