D.R.A.W. Recruitment

Director of Operations, Art/ Tech Sector


Contract Type: Full-time
Job Type: Permanent
Pay: Negotiable
Location: London, UK
Tenure: Permanent
Job description:

An industry leading technology company that supplies SaaS and web development at scale to the Fine Art sector is looking for a Director of Operations. This is a new post, reporting to the Founders and Senior Directors.

This is a great opportunity to help pilot a mission-driven, high-growth business with a long track record of innovation and commercial success. This critical role will supervise and direct all aspects of finance, commercial negotiating, human resources, people development, information systems / management and logistics. You will also play a key part in business planning, facilitating growth and strategic delivery. As our client continues to accelerate growth with our core services but also execute multiple additional growth plans, this new post is being created to strengthen a broader management team and ensure the business can scale up and meet exceed all major KPIs.

Person Specification

The successful candidate will:

  • Possess high level communication, leadership, planning, interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Have worked in upper management in a successful, high-growth company with at least 25 employees for at least two years, ideally in a SaaS vertical, a fine art business or adjacent companies.
  • Strongly relate to our mission of helping and transforming the sector we love by supporting it with the best technology.
  • Be of proven outstanding ability and be able to show grasp of this wide-ranging role from day one.
  • Only be considered if previous employers will be prepared to give them an exceptional reference and engage with us to discuss suitability and areas of greatest strength.
  • Excellent leader and team player;
  • Right to live and work in the UK and live in or near London;
  • Model the transparency and accountability encouraged throughout the organisation

The successful candidate will probably:

  • Have financial and/ or legal acumen and some training or qualifications but want to play a wider role.
  • Realise the extent of the challenge but know that this role is made for them.
  • Have an interest in the creative industries and maybe fine art in particular – whilst this would certainly make the position more rewarding, this is not at all essential.

What is on offer: Salary and benefits are negotiable


As a result of the COVID-19 crisis, this role would involve working remotely until the business transitions back to working from the London office. Therefore, you must be capable of working from home (adequate working conditions, low noise levels, good broadband connection) and then be able to work in the London office.

Our client is an equal opportunities employer. They are committed to valuing diversity and seek to provide all staff with the opportunity for employment, career and personal development on the basis of ability, qualifications and suitability for the work as well as their potential to be developed into the job.