Group COO – BCS The Chartered Institute for IT – Swindon, hybrid working – Highly competitive salary, executive reward, car allowance, pension and healthcare

BCS are on a mission to ensure everyone’s experience with technology is positive. 

With over 72,000 members in 150 countries, and a wider community of business leaders, educators, practitioners and policymakers all committed to the mission. As a charity with a royal charter, their agenda is to lead the IT industry through its ethical challenges, to support the people who work in the industry, and to make IT good for society.

With an agenda of transformation BCS are currently entering into a 5-year strategy built to capture opportunities for growth with increasing levels of influence. They aim to play a pivotal role in addressing systemic societal issues and the digital future.

BCS are looking for a Group COO who will be responsible for the strategic direction and long-term financial stability of the Group. The focus will be operational efficiency and process excellence with innovative adoption of the right technologies proving vital to the future success of BCS.

You will bring:

  • A depth and breadth of financial leadership experience and a professional accountancy qualification (Chartered is desirable, but not essential).
  • A high EQ approach to people leadership, ideally formed by leading across multiple functions.
  • Experience of working in a commercial business (technology industry would be desirable) as well as an understanding/affinity for the not for profit / charity sector.
  • A commercial mindset.
  • A history of delivering process excellence through transformation.
  • A Digital focus – having driven a digitalisation agenda in its broadest sense, and able to demonstrate how technology can enhance all aspects of the organization.
  • Significant Board level experience, preferably as COO, CFO or Group Finance Director.

For an informal and confidential discussion, please speak with our advisors at Berwick Partners:

Lucy Ramsbottom

Head of Research & Principal Researcher, Financial Leadership Team

Berwick Partners

0161 498 3418



Ashley Crich

Associate Partner – Financial Leadership Practice

Berwick Partners

 +44 207 367 9753 / +44 7989 410310



Closing date for applications: Sunday 21st July 2024

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