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Head of Operations & People

Literacy Pirates


Posted 2 weeks ago

Join The Literacy Pirates as the new Head of Operations & People and steer the ship towards digital innovation and cultural excellence


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Hackney and home working, UK - Hybrid

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The Literacy Pirates is an influential non-profit organisation dedicated to improving child literacy. Since its inception in 2011, the organisation has been at the forefront of educational innovation, providing an inspiring environment where children can enhance their reading and writing skills. As a team member, you'll be part of a mission-driven crew committed to making a real difference in children's lives.

  • Strategic leadership alongside the CEO
  • Cultivation of organisational culture and people management
  • Steering digital transformation initiatives
  • Management of the Office Administrator
  • Collaboration with the Finance Director
  • Proven senior leadership or management experience
  • Expertise in managing people and projects with kindness
  • Ability to foster positive work cultures through effective systems and processes

Applications should include a CV and covering letter. The Literacy Pirates offers an inclusive recruitment process and is willing to accommodate reasonable adjustments for candidates. Successful applicants will be compensated for time taken to attend interviews.

The Literacy Pirates is an exciting organisation that has been impacting children’s literacy since 2011. We are currently on the lookout for a Head of Operations & People. This is a new senior role in the organisation, and we are looking for someone who has experience developing digital products, understands the interplay between systems and processes and getting the best out of people, and the importance of sustaining a positive organisational culture.

The role entails playing an active role in the Senior Leadership Team supporting the CEO to deliver the strategy. You will lead on culture, people and digital transformation within the organisation. You will also manage the Office Administrator and work closely with the Finance Director.

Job requirements include demonstrable experience of operating in a senior leadership or management role with a growth mindset and high levels of ambition. You should have experience of managing people and projects effectively and with kindness. Experience in creating systems and processes that create a great working culture is also required.

Benefits of working at The Literacy Pirates include being part of a committed, inclusive organisation that supports its team to thrive. We offer flexible and home-working arrangements, enhanced sick, maternity, paternity and adoption pay, mental wellness days, career breaks, access to qualified counsellors, a commuter bike and accessories scheme, volunteering time, and 23 days of annual leave per year, plus bank holidays and the days between Christmas and New Year.

The position is full-time, permanent (35 hours per week, with core hours of 11am-7pm, Monday to Friday with a commitment to flexible working requests). The location is Hackney and home working, or completely remote with travel to Hackney monthly. The salary is £50,000 (inc. London weighting). The application deadline is 9am Wed 26th June 2024.

All employees are required to complete an Enhanced DBS check prior to starting work. If you need to take time from work to attend interviews, we are happy to compensate you for your time. We’re committed to ensuring our recruitment practices are accessible to and inclusive of all prospective candidates. If you require any reasonable adjustments to accessing our recruitment materials or attending interviews, please let us know during the course of application.


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