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Chief Operating Officer Technology Job Description

Job Summary-Chief Operating Officer Job Description

The purpose of the COO role is to lead and co-ordinate all the ‘internal business activities’ within  Technology.   This includes (but not limited to) : Governance, Reporting, Finance, HR, comms, strategy, budget,  resources, accommodation, ways of working and stakeholder management.  


Main responsibilities-Chief Operating Officer Job Description

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities-Chief Operating Officer Job Description




•A business management / process expert with significant experience of operating in an IT / Technology organisation.


•Direct experience of managing significant budgets (ie in excess of tens of millions of pounds)


•Ideally experience as COO or deputy COO


•Skills, experience and gravitas to influence and direct colleagues and peers, without having direct line management authority over them


•Experience of working at Board Level – and of running a set of Board Level processes


•Deep understanding of HR process and procedures


•Deep understanding of good governance practice, with experience of implementing it


•Track record of developing talent and building teams


•Proven track record of managing key governance and regulatory processes to enable COO to be the credible representative of the  with internal and external stakeholders.


•Breadth of experience of working within complex functions with extensive exposure to successfully managing conflicting priorities.













•Substantial experience of leading change projects at scale in a large and complex matrix environment.

•Proven experience of establishing rapport, credibility and collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and regulatory bodies at all levels both internally and externally,

•A strategic thinker with experience of successfully influencing and directing strategic development in a complex stakeholder environment





•Financially literate and able to confidently operate a £xxx m budget


•Articulate, and literate – able to express complex concepts both verbally and written down


•Credible senior leader that can engage successfully with senior stakeholders


•Ability to lead large multi-disciplinary teams, developing talent and a high-performance culture


•Able to demonstrate a high level of political and business awareness


•Knowledge of the key principles underpinning the business,


•Passionate about the developments in business operations, technology and broadcast areas,



•Detailed understanding of wider industry developments and the ability to respond effectively to changes in audience needs, competitor strategy and the regulatory environment.


•Ability to remain confident and assured in difficult circumstances, proven resilience and stamina to sustain performance when under continuous pressure


•Operationally proficient with evidence of ability to manage substantial budgets and complex processes involving multiple stakeholders


Free Job description Chief Operating Officer


•Talent : overall accountability for the Technology talent pool – ensuring the business has the right skills, at the right level to meet the demand – working with individual teams to achieve this.


•Diversity : overall accountability for ensuring  Technology achieves its diversity targets


•PMO function : ensuring PMO function across  Technology is fit for purpose and adheres to  standards


•Stakeholder engagement : ensuring appropriate plans and process in place to engage  Technology stakeholder


•Co-ordination of effort across  Technology and arbitration when necessary.  Monitoring and manage dependencies


•Ways of working and culture change : leading the effort across  Technology to improve the working environment, capitalise on existing good practises and eliminate bad practises


Generic accountabilities


•As a member of the Leadership Team, ensure collective leadership and development of division, developing and running an integrated service for the whole , greater than the sum of its parts – and fit global ambitions


•Lead and develop direct reports and the wider team, driving a collaborative, high performance team culture


•Keep abreast of industry trends, competitor activity & performance, and internal and external best practice, using analytical frameworks, strategic business models and tools to interpret and translate the results


•Drive efficiency and effectiveness in everything


•Comply with all relevant  safety rules, procedures and guidelines, and be aware of responsibilities under the  safety policy


•Drives  activities to comply with policies on Diversity and to apply the principles of the policy when carrying out the role


•Contribute to making Technology a fantastic place to work and to attract and motivate the best people


•There is a requirement for all staff to work flexibly , includes contributing to ad hoc projects or providing longer term support in a different area. Any changes will be discussed with the individual concerned taking into account their interests and abilities



•Budget :  management, reporting, tracking, forecasting and annual budget process – working with individual teams to build budgets and track spend.


•Process : documentation and communication of the business processes in place to run Technology


•Governance : establishing effective governance within  Technology and interfacing with the governance frameworks within the wider


•Reporting :  establishing KPIs, reporting cycle, defining inputs / outputs, ensuring timeliness, ensuring effectiveness.  Working with colleagues to ensure they understand their part in the reporting cycle and that they fulfil the reporting needs of Technology


•Resources : oversight of how Technology uses its resources - optimisation, forecasting