The C20 Society is seeking a Head of Operations, who will be responsible for providing the coordinated management and administration of the Society, which campaigns for the conservation of post 1914 architecture and design, including Art Deco and Neo Georgian buildings as well as Brutalist and Post-Modern ones. C20 Society is a member organisation and a charity, with a specific role as a National Amenity Society. Although the post is part-time, at three days per week, the role is challenging and wide ranging. It therefore requires someone who can take a broad, strategic overview of the administration of the Society, as well as ensuring that detailed administrative and financial procedures are in place and work effectively and efficiently. The post reports to the Director, and will be supported by a team of volunteers. The Society is based in Farringdon, London.
The Twentieth Century Society has a paid staff of five full and part-time employees under the overall management of the Director, Catherine Croft. They are supported by a substantial and willing body of volunteers, both in and outside the office. In addition, the Trustees of the Society, acting in a volunteer capacity, as well as in their roles as Honorary Officers, provide a key supportive role in the operational and business management of the Society.
The Society has a national and international reputation in the conservation of and promotion of interest in post-1914 architecture and design. It is a National Amenity Society and statutory consultee under the Planning Acts on proposals for the alteration or demolition of listed buildings from this period. The core business of the Society is casework and campaigning in this field, led on a day to day basis by the Director and two Conservation Advisors. The Director is responsible to the Board of Trustees for the management of casework, as well as the promotion of the Society’s aims and objectives, fundraising, publications and event management, working closely with Trustees and outside agencies. In performing this core role, the Society is supported by an administrative, financial and resource management function. This involves the management of all core administrative activities, including: financial and budgetary management; human resource management; information technology; communications with and development of the Society’s membership; and supporting the Society’s events, fundraising and publishing programmes. Increasing pressure on casework and demands for campaigning, partnership working and fundraising are stretching the Society’s resources and are requiring ever more effective budgetary and administrative management.
The Society is now seeking to strengthen this management function by the appointment of an experienced Head of Operations, who will be responsible for providing the coordinated management and administration of the Society. The person appointed will be responsible to the Director and will be required to support her in reporting to Trustees on his /her field of operation. He or she will need to work closely with the Honorary Treasurer in respect of budgeting and other financial matters and, in some circumstances, will be required to report directly to Trustees. Although the post is part-time at three days per week, the role is wide ranging. It therefore requires someone who can take a broad, strategic overview of the administration of the Society, as well as ensuring that detailed administrative and financial procedures are in place and work effectively and efficiently. The Head of Operations will be supported by a team of volunteers. He or she will work closely with a Volunteer Coordinator, a Media and Development Manager and the Director. A strong teamwork ethic is therefore essential in this role.
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Salary £18-20,000 for 3 days per week (£30-33,000 pro rata).
Applications for this position are now closed.