Director of Business Operations

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    Business Support

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    £50000 - £65000.00 per annum

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    Carly Thomas

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Director - Business Operations


Central London / Office Based


An urban and contemporary, growing and collaborative architectural practice are looking for a new Director to oversee and run their operations. This is a newly created role, which is responsible for the practice's business and financial operations - a great opportunity to make the role your own. The role oversees operations, finances, and human resources: supporting new business development initiatives, nurturing, and developing the team, steering talent development plans, and delivering on the organisation's wider ambitions. The successful candidate will have proven business leadership experience within a design focused organisation.

The Director of Business Operations will be responsible for the for overseeing the following business areas:

Strategic Delivery & Planning

Finance & Project Profitability

People & Culture

Business Operations

New Business Development

Technology & IT Management

Essential Experience

  • An excellent track record of leading teams within a medium- to large-sized design-led organisation. * Experience in implementing business plans, monitoring, and reporting against targets and budgets. * Proven business management experience with outstanding organisational skills, including a track record of successfully planning, implementing, and managing variable project workloads.
  • Thorough knowledge of business legislation, regulations, and financial issues.
  • A proven track record of successfully building and leading high-performing teams, motivating performance, and supporting career development.
  • A track record of developing and influencing a positive working culture.
  • Ability to build relationships across all levels with strong business acumen.
  • A strong appreciation of the architecture and design industries.

Skills & Abilities

  • A strong commitment to anti-racism, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
  • A strong commitment to environmental sustainability.
  • A positive force for good in developing a forward-thinking culture.
  • Resilience to cope with pressure and high expectations.
  • High levels of motivation, initiative and desire to achieve results.
  • Good communication skills, with an inclusive style that inspires trust.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: diplomacy, discretion, tact and persuasiveness.
  • Excellent prioritisation and project management skills.
  • A proven ability to work on a wide range of competing demands and deliver to deadlines

If you have the above experience, within a design or architectural business and are interested in this role, please submit your CV