Chief Operating Officer

  • £45000 - £55000 per annum + work 9 days in every 10!
  • Malton, North Yorkshire
  • Permanent

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Derwent Training who are a well-established, successful, not-for-profit independent training provider of Apprenticeships in Leadership and Engineering within North Yorkshire. This newly created Chief Operating Officer role is a key part of the company's strategy aimed at growth, whilst maintaining the high key outputs already achieved.

The Role:

This Chief Operating Officer position reports directly to the CEO where you will be a strategic leader overseeing the day-to-day operations, translating the CEO's vision into actionable strategies. With significant growth plans over the next few years, you will be responsible for ensuring efficient and effective processes, optimising performance, and driving continuous improvement.

This is a full-time, permanent role, based on-site in Malton, North Yorkshire. This client offers a great working pattern of a 9 day every fortnight arrangement, meaning you get two long weekends off work a month, which is in addition to your annual leave.

It is essential that you need to be a car driver / owner.


  • Salary of £45,000 - £55,000pa based in a 9-day fortnight work pattern.
  • 27 days annual leave a year, plus an additional birthday day.
  • Opportunity to lead and develop a high-performing team.
  • Play a key role in shaping the company's operational success.
  • Thrive in an ethical and dynamic environment.

Key duties include:

  • Collaborate with the CEO to set and drive the company's vision, operational strategy, and staffing needs.
  • Translate strategy into actionable steps for growth, implementing organisation-wide goal setting, performance management, and annual operations planning.
  • Oversee all aspects of company operations, ensuring efficiency, productivity, and adherence to quality standards.
  • Lead and manage a team of teaching and administrative professionals, providing coaching, mentorship, and performance management.
  • Analyse operational data to identify areas for improvement and implement process optimisation initiatives.
  • Manage budgets and resources to ensure efficient and cost-effective operations.
  • Uphold quality standards and outcomes of all training delivery ensuring a high level of client satisfaction and service requirements.

Qualifications & skills/abilities required:

  • A degree, teaching qualification and preferably a leadership & management qualification
  • Proven track record of successfully leading and motivating a team within an education setting
  • An understanding of Quality Assurance within education
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a data-driven approach
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and leadership skills
  • In-depth knowledge of project management methodologies and best practices
  • Experience with budgeting and resource allocation
  • Enhanced DBS check will be processed.
  • Must be a car driver/owner.

Interview process:

Two stage - 1st stage is more informal to discuss the opportunity and your experience, 2nd stage is a formal competency-based interview.

Application process:

If you feel you have the right experience, please submit your CV. If your CV reflects this experience, a member of the TPP team will be in touch within 3 working days. If you do not hear back from us within 3 working days, then unfortunately you haven't been short-listed on this occasion.

We want you to have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills, ability and potential; please contact us if you require any assistance or adjustment so that we can help with making the application process work for you.

Siobhan Najeeb Business Manager

Apply for this role

  • 020 7198 6000
  • TPP Recruitment, Northern & Shell Building, 4th Floor, 10 Lower Thames Street, London, EC3R 6AF