Chief Operating Officer
Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Appointment of Chief Operating Officer
Guildhall School is a vibrant international community of musicians, actors, and production artists in the heart of the City of London. Ranked as the UK’s top conservatoire in Guardian University Guide music league table, the School is a global leader of creative and professional practice, delivering world-class professional training in partnership with distinguished artists, companies, and ensembles. Since its founding in 1880, Guildhall School has been an outstanding example of the City of London Corporation’s commitment to education and the arts.
Following the appointment of our new Principal, Professor Jonathan Vaughan, we now seek to appoint a Chief Operating Officer (COO). A new role for the School, this position will help us achieve our vision, honing our competitive edge through strategic deployment of resources, efficiency of operations, and quality of service provision. As an integral member of the Executive Leadership Team the COO will support in strategic and financial planning, and collaborate with colleagues to oversee a transformation to optimise our infrastructure and service, and enhance our ways of working. With responsibility for business planning and oversight of the buildings and assets of the organisation, this role will have an excellent opportunity for impact, providing outstanding leadership and driving the development of the digital, physical and cultural working environment within the School.
You will be an inspiring and energetic individual with a track record of successful strategic leadership, financial planning, operational management and service transformation across a multifaceted organisation. You will demonstrate the capacity to translate your professional experience effectively into our environment, establishing a balance between commercial, artistic and educational needs. You will work with colleagues to deliver cohesive and agile operations, prioritising across multiple projects, agendas, partnerships and timeframes. You will bring strong influencing skills, and experience of leading multi-disciplinary teams, and will be a positive catalyst for change. We seek a highly motivated professional who shares a deep commitment to our values, including those relating to equality, diversity and inclusion, together with determination to meet and exceed our environmental sustainability goals.
Application is by submission of a full curriculum vitae and a covering letter of application, addressing the job description and person specification and including suitable daytime and evening telephone contact details.
Completed applications should be uploaded at www.perrettlaver.com/candidates quoting reference 5930. The closing date for applications is midday (BST) on Monday 17th October 2022.
For informal inquiries please contact Emma Cowan on firstname.lastname@example.org