Appointment of Chief Operating Officer

Under Director Dr Gabriele Finaldi’s leadership and the new Strategy to 2021, the post of Chief Operating Officer has been created to support his vision for the Gallery’s strategic priorities. Reporting to the Director, the COO will have responsibility for strategic leadership and oversight of all key support and service functions of the Gallery, across Finance and Operations, Public Programmes, Digital Services, Human Resources and Security and Visitor Engagement. The COO will be responsible for ensuring that these functions are aligned to the Gallery’s strategy and that the organisation continues to drive forward its ambition, strengths, and values. The post-holder will be a member of the Executive Committee and will be responsible for contributing to the overall performance of the Gallery and the delivery of its objectives.

Candidates will have significant operational leadership experience at a senior level within a large and highly complex organisation. With a strong track record of managing organisational change, candidates will bring a deep knowledge of implementing expert systems and efficiencies across all administrative functions. They will be able to bring financial acuity, a proven commercial approach and the ability to communicate effectively with, and gain the trust and confidence of, a wide range of key stakeholders. Possessing a natural authority, candidates will have the gravitas necessary to lead and inspire a large, multi-disciplinary team. Crucially, the successful candidate will support the fundamental mission of the Gallery and bring an understanding of and empathy for publicly-funded organisations.

Location: London
Salary: Competitive

For further details, including job description, person specification and information on how to apply, please visit quoting reference 3184.

The deadline for applications is Monday 30 October 2017 at midday (BST).