November 25, 2022
Job Type
Short Summary
We are looking for a dynamic, pro-active and organised Operations Manager.
£30,000 - £32,000 pa, plus benefits depending on experience
Working Pattern
Full time • Permanent •  To start ASAP
Closing Date
December 14, 2022


40 hours per week

Do you believe in teamwork, collaboration and delivering great customer service? Do you want to work in a school where every colleague makes a difference? Do our three core values of inclusive, individual and inspirational resonate with you?

If this sounds like you and you like sweet treats in the staff room, the idea of dogs around site and a calendar of staff socials then, please, read on.

We are looking for a dynamic, pro-active and organised Operations Manager, who would relish the opportunity to ensure the teaching, learning and living facilities contribute to the brilliant educational experience for our pupils. Liaising with stakeholders, devising and implementing plans for new decor, fixtures and fittings this is an exciting role which requires a pragmatic approach and excellent communication skills.

The Operations Manager is a key member of the estates team, working closely with the maintenance team and liaising with external contractors to undertake routine maintenance together with larger projects such as bathroom and kitchen re-fits within a specific budget.

The role is broad and varied. It includes responsibility for the domestic supervisor, cleaning and laundry teams ensuring great teamwork and high standards of cleaning and housekeeping across the site. In addition, the Operations Manager co-ordinates lettings of our facilities, inventories and inspections of staff accommodation and management of external residential bookings such as Easter and Summer Camps.

If you enjoy variety, teamwork, co-ordinating tasks and resources to get the job done, in a dynamic and supportive environment, then this could be the role for you.

Shiplake College offers a beautiful working environment, supportive colleagues, a contributory pension scheme, generous fee remission and excellent free lunches. Staff are encouraged to make use of the on-site gym facilities and open-air swimming pool, during the summer months, alongside the opportunity to make the most of our riverside location.

Please visit our website to learn more about the College, our community and our values.

A job and person specification together with an application form are available from our website.

Closing date: 10am, Wednesday 14 December 2022

Interviews: As soon as possible

Early applications are encouraged for this critical role. We reserve the right to appoint before the closing date if an early application from a suitable applicant is received.

Shiplake College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Shiplake College is also committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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