Deputy COO

Stoke on Trent Permanent £110,000 - £130,000 per year
  • Potential to progress to the role of Chief Operating Officer
  • An attractive salary and package ranging from £110,000-£130,000 + Bonus P.A

About Our Client

Our client stands as a prominent figure in the burgeoning landscape of Defence IT. Distinguished for their pivotal role in addressing some of the most pressing technological challenges within the Defence sector. Since their inception in 2010, they have been recognised as one of the Top 100 fastest growing companies in the UK.

Job Description


  • Cultural Leadership: Collaborate with the COO to cultivate a cohesive and proactive operations culture characterised by strong leadership, coaching, and innovation.
  • Operational Support: Aid in developing and implementing the operations strategy, prioritising security and quality, ensuring timely delivery within budget constraints, and implementing robust risk management processes.
  • Client Engagement: Demonstrate a profound understanding of customer challenges, nurture relationships with key stakeholders, and act as a spokesperson for the company.
  • Technology and Innovation: Stay informed of technological advancements, evaluate and implement technology solutions to enhance operational efficiency, and lead operational initiatives for transformational change.
  • Leadership Competencies: Support strategic thinking, adaptability, resilience, proactive leadership, effective communication, and results-oriented planning

The Successful Applicant

As the Deputy COO you will have:

  • Demonstrated leadership and management communication skills, preferably in a high-growth environment.
  • Experience in delivering complex systems to Government and Military sectors.
  • Strong knowledge of the Defence Security Tech Sector, including IT architecture design, cybersecurity, and data protection.
  • Previous experience in a managed service environment, with an understanding of ITIL and security best practices preferred.
  • A bachelor's or master's degree in a relevant field or equivalent work experience in Information Technology leadership roles.

What's on Offer

  • An attractive salary and package ranging from £110,000-£130,000 + Bonus per annum
  • Opportunity for professional development and progression to COO
  • This is a fantastic opportunity for leader to join a thriving company within the technology industry. We look forward to receiving your application.
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Job summary

Job function
Executive Search
Consultancy, Strategy & Change
Technology & Telecoms
Stoke on Trent
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Edward Hall
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