Interim Chief Operating Officer


Ref: GSi88496

Our client, a leading charity providing services to Adults with identified health or social care needs, including people with complex mental health needs, learning disabilities, living with Dementia as well as older people and carers, is looking to appoint an Interim Chief Operating Officer for a period of up to 6 months.


The role will require someone who has a solid track record of working within similar organisations and extensive knowledge of the CQC guidelines & regulations.


This role will require some extensive travel from the North-West to Cambridgeshire, so flexibility to do this is essential.


Key Responsibilities of the role;


  • To provide leadership and direction to 18 CQC regulated services including care homes, extra care, independent hospital, community-based LD services and respite centre. Approx. 500 staff.
  • Provide line management to the CQC based Regional Heads of Operations. 
  • Ensure the provision of day-to-day safe, high quality, person-centred services through establishing new and embedding existing core standards that meet organisational, regulatory and contractual requirements
  • Ensure all CQC services are internally assessed, with consultancy support as required, as at least Good across the KLOEs
  • Assess operations across the CQC services developing and implementing plans to continuously improve
  • Work with the quality function to embed quality standards and audit frameworks
  • Work collaboratively with the senior leadership team to address areas of improvement
  • Support the roll out of a new operational KPIs and embed within the services


If you would like to apply for this role, please send an updated CV to .  Please note that only relevant candidates will be contacted.


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.

Once you have submitted your application, you will receive an automated email confirmation. If you do not receive, please email


Sophie Younger: 07384 810 211
Julie Armor: 07384 114 732