£50,500 to £56,000 pa depending on experience
52 weeks per year, 29 days’ annual leave
Generous local government pension scheme
We are an all-girls selective state school and stand-alone Academy, home to 1,200 students aged between 11 and 18. For 141 years we have been providing an education where students can live up to the school’s motto sapere aude - dare to be wise.
We are now looking for an experienced Operations Director to join the school at an exciting time, as we have secured funding for new developments in 2021.
About the job:
This is a pivotal role, helping drive forward the school’s development and ensuring ongoing planned and responsive maintenance of the school property and facilities, thereby providing the best all round education experience.
The postholder will maintain a rigorous focus on continuous improvement in the provision of school operations and a drive for efficiency in the provision of site related services. This requires striking a fine balance between the need for the school to be delivering all lessons while the site team facilitates necessary premises work within limited available opportunities.
Together with the Headteacher, the Operations Director is responsible for developing a strategy for future building projects, and the successful candidate will oversee the implementation of major and minor building works.
Previous experience in an education setting would be an advantage and proven experience of project management delivering to agreed timescales and within budget is essential.
Other key skills and experience include:
• The role plays a vital part in site related income generation streams including the identification and writing of bids to support the ongoing improvement of the site and the management of the school’s lettings. Previous experience in these activities would therefore be advantageous.
• A further key element of the role is to successfully manage critical relationships with the school’s outsourced IT and cleaning contractors as well as the various contractors and sub-contractors working on site maintenance.
• The postholder will manage the reporting of all statutory Health and Safety contracts including the maintenance of records and inspection dates. Knowledge of and/or experience in managing premises within both a Health and Safety and a Safeguarding framework is therefore helpful.
• The successful candidate will be able to communicate with staff, Governors and stakeholders such as hirers and community groups in an effective, constructive and timely way. Applicants must have strong organisational and people management skills, and the ability to prioritise and manage their own workload and that of their teams proactively and efficiently.
How to apply:
Please use the school’s application form in the Key Downloads box on the vacancy page
PLEASE NOTE THAT ONLY COMPLETED APPLICATION FORMS WILL BE CONSIDERED - CV’S WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED
The Tiffin Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share and support this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to both a full employment history and child protection check, and will also be required to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring (criminal record) check.
Closing date: 9am Monday 2 November