Chief Operations Officer


Flexible with regular travel to the Head Office

  • Location

    Flexible with regular travel to the Head Office

  • Job type


  • Sector

    Not for Profit

  • Salary/Remuneration


  • Job ref


  • Expiry date

    28 June 2021

  • Client


Ref: GSe75153

GambleAware’s vision is a society safe from gambling harms.

With a new five-year Strategy and new funding certainty, we are now focussed on longer term strategic approach to addressing gambling harm with 4 key commissioning objectives and over 40 programmes of work to deliver our overarching vision of a society safe from gambling harms.  To deliver this ambitious strategy GambleAware has introduced a new structure and the Chief Operations Officer is a key new role.

Reporting directly to the Chief Executive you will significantly contribute to the leadership of GambleAware, driving our organisation’s overall performance and shaping current and future strategies.  You will take responsibility for our commercial and procurement processes, oversee a programmatic way of working and lead and assure strong financial management.

Our ideal candidate will have experience of operating at board level and of leading multi-functional teams. You will have commissioning, procurement and contract management experience and with significant leadership experience, strong analytical capability, be able to understand and engage with strategy providing constructive input at board level. 

We’re on a transformational journey as we expand our commissioning programmes and embark on delivering a new 5-year strategy. If you align to our mission and values and are excited to lead the delivery of our vision, we would like to hear from you.

For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Michelle Sander on 07341 773 817 or Heather Greatrex on 07538 979416 or

Recruitment Timetable

Closing Date
Monday 28 June 2021 at 10am

Preliminary interviews with GatenbySanderson
w/c 5 July 2021

Informal Meetings with GambleAware
w/c 26 July 2021

Final Panel Interview
w/c 26 July 2021

How to Apply

  • Please submit your CV along with a Supporting Statement addressing the person specification criteria, evidencing how you meet the criteria.
  • Detail any employment or education gaps.
  • Be ready to provide the names, positions, organisations and contact details for two referees; one should be your current or most recent employer. Referees will be contacted for those proceeding to final stages. We will always gain your permission before we contact referees.
  • Let us know any difficulty you may have with the indicative timetable.
  • Check that your contact details are correct before you submit.

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