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  • Posted: Aug 20, 2020
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    Established in 2012, Fix Forward is a Non-Profit Social Enterprise aimed at creating opportunities for contractors in low-income communities to develop and thrive.

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    Chief Operating Officer


    Fix Forward is a social enterprise that creates opportunities for contractors by connecting them with customers, online. It’s an exciting start-up, driven by purpose. The role we’d like to fill is COO, but with a view for the person to ultimately take on the role of CEO.

    As a social enterprise, we aim to help build an equal and just society by creating opportunities for contractors from low-income communities to develop and thrive. Our non-profit organisation runs an entrepreneur development programme for the contractors, including workshops, coaching and mentoring. We are looking for someone to build on the strong foundation of the last 7 years and take us to the next level of success and impact.


    • Wellbeing: we take care of ourselves and each other
    • Integrity: we try our best to always do what we believe is right
    • Care: we take time to listen and understand
    • Justice: we accept our responsibility to help build an equal and just society


    After testing a number of different business models, we believe our current model is the most effective for growing a scalable business. Our strong CRM system integrates website leads and cloud accounting. We have a solid base of contractors across Cape Town and central Gauteng.

    We work with an exceptional digital marketing agency who are poised to launch into rapid growth. Our brand identity is strong, and our compelling website showcases our value proposition and purpose. The development programme in our NPO is changing the lives of our contractors and accelerating their businesses.


    We are purpose- and performance-driven. We focus on creating a thriving culture where our company values live through all that we do - not up on the wall.


    We are looking for a COO to help launch the company to the next level. The key opportunities we’d like to pursue from here are:

    • Ensuring that the following business and operational processes are scalable:
    1. Contractor recruitment
    2. Contractor performance management
    3. Client services processes
    4. Contractor and client dispute management
    • Assessing what technology we need to scale and putting that in place
    • Engaging more with customers and contractors to understand how the company can add more value to increase loyalty
    • Developing a robust growth strategy with sound projections, monitored using strong business performance metric tools
    • Developing and implementing a team strategy with strong internal performance incentives and review processes
    • Reviewing comms and PR activities and putting a strong strategy in place to execute
    • Establishing value-add partnerships with suppliers or start-ups


    • Strong experience in directly driving growth of a company/business division
    • Experience in business / process analysis with an emphasis on execution
    • Strong leadership experience
    • Motivated, driven and focused
    • High output performer
    • Financially astute and numerically strong
    • Confident decision maker who will take the time to listen and understand before making decisions
    • Strategic thinker: ‘big picture’ with strong attention to detail
    • Loves people
    • Curious and loves learning
    • Very comfortable dealing with conflict and difficult people
    • Team-oriented rather than hierarchy-driven
    • Sees the value of transparency and contributions from everyone
    • Able to think innovatively and problem solve



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