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Chief Operating Officer

Black Thrive Global
Closing date
28 Jun 2021

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About Black Thrive

We exist to change the odds stacked against Black people by embedding race equity into systemic change so that thriving is not the exception but the norm.

Black Thrive Global evolved from the work of the Black Thrive Lambeth Partnership, which was established in 2016 to address the inequalities that negatively impact the mental health and wellbeing of Black people in Lambeth. Black people's cumulative exposure to negative experiences and poor outcomes are not unique to Lambeth and Black Thrive Global was founded in 2020 to address the detrimental outcomes for Black people of African and Caribbean descent wherever they may be located.

Our work covers the life course - children and young people, working age adults and older adults. Our guiding principle is to centre the lived experiences of Black communities in all that we do, and our strategic priorities are to embed race equity in systems change and to decolonise the evidence landscape.

Purpose of the role

To be part of the organisation's leadership and ensure that Black Thrive Global has in place effective and efficient systems to run its business and to enable the delivery of our strategic objectives. This will include governance, finance, human resources, IT, legal, health and safety, and facilities management.

This role is multi-faceted and hands-on, and the COO position is to direct and control all organisational operations in accordance with the strategy and business plans agreed by the Board of Directors. The role will ensure that organisational goals and objectives are met. There is no internal Finance Team so this role will include financial governance and budget management working alongside our external accountants and payroll provider.

Please note, due to COVID-19 this role is currently home-based. However, we do expect to transition back to office based working in London before the end of the year.

Duties and responsibilities

Put in place governance and management systems to support the efficient operation of the business, relationship management of key stakeholders and the achievement of strategic objectives and milestones agreed by the Black Thrive Board of Directors.
Ensure compliance with statutory requirements, including health and safety, data protection and deadlines for annual returns to the Office of the Regulator of Community Interest Companies and HMRC.
Support the Board of Directors and staff to identify and complete bids for new grant funding and ensure existing grant spending meets the agreed financial parameters of the funders.
Oversee financial operations, management and reporting to the Board of Directors and funders.
Ensure the effective day-to-day administration of the HR and payroll functions, including induction, training and appraisal systems.
Ensure that contracts are in place for consultants and service providers and monitor the delivery of contracts within the remit of the role, such as those for finance, HR and IT.
Support the Designated Lead Officer for safeguarding to update the safeguarding policy and give effect to it, including maintaining a robust system of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and training for staff, associates, consultants and volunteers.
Ensure the effective management of premises, facilities and equipment, including the maintenance of an asset register.
Produce reports and presentations as required.
Work with Black Thrive Directors to resolve disputes or disagreements that negatively impact on the achievement of objectives.
Ensure compliance with legislation and policies relevant to the job role, including equality, safeguarding, health and safety, data protection and financial probity.
Occasionally work at weekends and in the evenings when required.

The above is not an exhaustive list of duties, and you will be expected to perform different tasks as necessitated by your evolving role within the organisation and the overall business objectives of the organisation.

Deadline: 23:59pm, Sunday 27th June. Interviews to be held on Zoom in mid-July.
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