Operations Manager

  • Permanent
  • Epsom KT19
  • Salary: £ 30000.00 per annum
  • Job Reference: JS/HQ00011746
We are looking for an experienced Operations Manager for a School in Epsom, Surrey.
This is a Permanent  Full Time role  (40hrs per week over 52 weeks per year) and shift work and rotational weekend working (one in every 3 or 4 weeks) are mandatory.
Shifts are: Early Morning (6:30/7 – 3:30/4pm); Mid (10 – 6pm) and Late (1:30/2 – 10pm)
The Role
The Operations Manager is responsible for a high level of maintenance of the school building, grounds, facilities and amenities, supported by the Site Team. Plan for and supervise the maintenance of the buildings and site to agreed standards and cost, such that the school is a safe and pleasant environment for the school community, which creates and optimum environment for Teaching and Learning to take place.
Person Specification
  • Experience/education/training that clearly demonstrates the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the scope of job duties of the position.
  • Ability and willingness to work weekends and shift patterns as part of a rolling shift programme.
  • Professional, well organized and able to prioritise effectively according to risk.
  • Able to respond positively to resolve problems.
  • A good communicator with the ability to build positive working relationships with staff, clients and contractors.
  • Proven success in the management of excellent administrative, technical, clerical and customer service support functions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Experience of budgetary management and control.
  • Proven track record in motivating and leading staff.
  • A sound knowledge of facilities management.
  • A sound knowledge of Health & Safety legislation.
  • An understanding of procurement contracts, risk assessment, health and safety and outsourced services.
  • An understanding of school management issues and the role of the Governing body.
  • Strong organisational, planning and scheduling skills. Effective analytical and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently on assigned tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Experience working cooperatively with internal teams and external partners.
  • Ability to work and make decisions in a team environment, and be a team player; work with the schedules of other staff while being flexible and able to compromise and resolve issues with minimal direction; work professionally with all levels of staff.
  • Expert knowledge and skills using Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook;
  • Ability to work under pressure, meet strict deadlines and effectively manage time to work on multiple tasks in high pressure and short deadline environment, and to adapt to changes in work load demand and priorities.
  • Contribute to the planning, development and improvement of administrative procedures and systems by regular evaluation of roles and procedures demonstrating a growth mindset i.e. 'always wanting to get better'.
  • Other reasonable tasks as requested by the Headteacher.
  • To undertake any other duties commensurate with the level of the post as required.

Start Date: 19 Nov 2018