Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

Leicester, Leicestershire
11 Jun 2018
27 Jun 2018
Contract Type
Full Time


Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary

With our members overseeing some of the world’s leading independent schools, the HMC is a professional Association of Head Teachers with a difference. This dynamic Union represents people who ensure their students experience an enlightened, liberal education alongside unrivalled pastoral care and co-curricular opportunities.

We are currently at a key point in our development. Our first Executive Director, Mike Buchanan, joins us in October 2018. We are excited about the way that HMC will develop under his guidance and we need an exceptional Chief Operating Officer & Company Secretary to help us implement our vision for the future.

Supporting the work of Mike Buchanan and the other Officers, you will be instrumental in the future of HMC. Our daily operations are undertaken by a team of 15, mostly based at our Market Harborough office. Having oversight and taking responsibility for the quality of the professional services we provide to members through this team, this is a position in which we will rely on you to maintain and drive the highest of standards of the Association. You will also support the endeavours of our members engaged in committees and working groups. We will expect you to have the capacity to oversee policy and guidance documents, with the communication skills required to advise Members and Officers on their implications.

This is an extensive, complex and challenging role. A natural leader with a strong general management, legal or financial background (and relevant professional qualifications), you will have experience of project or financial management. Highly organised with the gravitas to inspire change when needed, you will also have excellent IT skills and knowledge.

This is a unique proposition, with a fascinating array of work and working with a supportive network of colleagues, in which your input will be greatly valued by the entire HMC team and, most importantly, the members.

For a more detailed job description and person specification and to apply for this role, please email. Sue can also arrange for you to speak with Mike Buchanan should you wish.

Closing date: Wednesday 27 June at 12:00.