Work with Beyond The Page

Director of Operations

Thanet, East Kent

Full time: £32,910- £35,745 Permanent Contract (NJC PO2)


Beyond The Page aims to contribute to a strong, positive inter-cultural community in east Kent, in which women born outside the UK participate as confident, active citizens. We provide safe, creative and high-quality English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) programmes for migrant women, and work with local partner agencies and residents to develop activities and services which support multi-directional integration.
Our current Director is stepping down and we are looking for someone to jointly lead our organisation alongside the Director of Practice as we develop new services and strengthen our team. BTP is recognised as having pioneered ground-breaking community work, through its creative partnership of ESOL, Natural Voice and community arts practices. Whilst continuing to focus on local grassroots activities, we are now engaging with a wider network of women through our online Chatrooms project.

Director of Operations: full time, starting salary £32,910- £35,745 (NJC PO2) negotiable depending on experience.

We are recruiting a suitably experienced person to guide Beyond The Page through its next stage of development. We are looking for someone who can demonstrate:

  • A deep motivation and commitment to integrating practices and policies of equality and social justice in our work
  • Knowledge, experience and understanding of the challenges faced by migrant women in learning English and settling in the UK
  • Strategic awareness and the ability to lead an organisation into a new stage of development
  • An ability to work collaboratively and allow creativity to thrive within a teaching and learning environment
  • A track record of securing funding from trusts, contracts or other income-generating activities


  • Late applications will not be considered. 


  • Only information provided on the application form will be considered by the shortlisting team. 


  • Please write one personal statement (max 300 words) to tell us what excites /attracts you about this role, and what you think you, in particular, would bring to offer Beyond The Page.


  • Write a second statement, to outline clearly how your skills, experience and qualifications meet both of the essential (and, where applicable, desirable) requirements set out in the person specification.
  • All information given will be treated with the strictest confidence.
  • Please complete the equalities monitoring form which will be held separately from your application form.
Director of Operations Application Form
Microsoft Word document [54.6 KB]
New Director Application Pack
NEW Director Application Pack.docx
Microsoft Word document [1.8 MB]
Beyond The Page Equality Monitoring Form
BTP Equality Monitoring Form .docx
Microsoft Word document [224.8 KB]

For an informal chat, please email the current director, Sheila Macdonald at (after 4th Jan).

Closing date: 5pm Friday 28th January 2022

Interviews and assessment will take place in mid February (date TBC):

  • Pre-interview written assessment
  • Participation in a United Mothers session (mornings only, half day)
  • Face to face interview with Director of Practice and a non-executive director.

Ideal start date: ASAP


If you have any difficulties accessing the application process, then please email our
Operations Manager James Robinson at

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