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Operations Director

Tiffin Girls School
Closing date
18 Jan 2022

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Operations Director

£56,100 to £61,000 pa depending on experience

52 weeks per year, 25 days' annual leave

Generous local government pension scheme

We are looking for an experienced Operations Director to join the Tiffin Girls' School who will be pivotal in helping drive forward the school's development, in support of providing the best all-round teaching and learning experience. It is an exciting time at the school as we look to complete our new Sports Centre in the summer 2022 and open it up to community use, as well as seek to develop other aspects of the school site.

We are an all-girls selective state school and stand-alone Academy, home to 1,230 students aged between 11 and 18. In our recent Ofsted inspection in October, the school was judged to be 'Outstanding' across all categories, demonstrating the quality of the all-round education provision and the valued contribution made by every member of staff at the school.

The postholder will maintain a rigorous focus on continuous improvement in the provision of school operations, school property and facilities and a drive for efficiency in the provision of site related services. Alongside this, the postholder will be responsible for effective management of IT and Cleaning contracts, and the oversight of lettings including the strategy for maximising the school's income generation provision.

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.

About you:

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 for the Operations Director role:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, click "apply" today and you will be directed to the Tiffin Girls School website, where you will be able to submit your application.


You must be eligible to work in the UK.

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 this commitment. The post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, verification of the right to work in the UK and, where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check.

Other suitable skills and experience includes Operations Manager, Director of Operations, Operations Executive, Schools Operations Officer, Senior Operations Manager, Schools Business Operations Manager, Director of Schools Operations

Closing date: Monday 10 January 2022
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