Chief Operating Officer

We are looking for an outstanding Chief Operating Officer to help steer our charity into the new decade: leading finance and technology functions so that we can reach more educators and have an even greater impact on schools in challenging contexts.

Can you help us to make the best use of every penny of our funding in pursuit of our goals? Do you have the expertise to maximise the potential of technology so that we can reach even more educators and have an even greater impact? 

Our finance and technology operations will be pivotal to our success in the coming years. If you believe you can rise to that challenge and thrive in this role to help achieve our mission, we want to hear from you. 

With responsibility for building an overall financial strategy, in partnership with the CEO and the wider executive team, you will need to be a confident and engaging leader of the finance function. We are looking for a leader who can drive a culture of collaborative working across the organisation and help to balance the needs of different teams so that we can deliver our ambitious objectives. 

The other key part of this role will be helping us make the most of technology. As an organisation, we need to make efficient use of technology to help us work together – and with the educators on our programmes – across the country. 

The COO reports to the CEO, and is part of the Executive Committee. The Executive Committee, led by the CEO, oversees all aspects of strategic and operational management through a team of talented executive directors, deans and directors. 

Ambition Institute is an inspiring place to work. We are proud to support incredible schools and educators that are serving some of the most disadvantaged communities in England.

In becoming a leader at Ambition Institute you will be driving impact for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, through the educators who benefit from our sector-leading programmes. We look forward to receiving your application, and supporting you to do your life's best work with us. 

Find out more about the role and working at Ambition Institute in the Candidate Information Pack

How to apply 

Applications should be submitted by sending a full CV and two-page covering statement to Human Resources at [email protected]