Head of Operations

London South East Colleges
Greater London,UK
£60,037 - £65,603 Per Year
15 Nov 2020 06:13
11 Dec 2020 23:59
Further Education
Job Level
Head of
Contract Type
Full Time
Organisational Type
General Further Education College
Teacher Training
Teacher Training Not Offered

Head of Operations

London South East Colleges is a successful and innovative College operating with sites across Bromley, Bexley, Orpington and Greenwich. With nearly 14,000 students and 1,000 members of staff, the College is a major employer in the area and makes a significant impact on the lives and future prospects of its learners who travel from across London to study with us. The College is also the sponsor of London South East Academies Trust, a growing Multi Academy which is rapidly developing a track record of academic and financial success. With a combined turnover of circa £65m and the ambitious growth plans of the group, there has never been a better time to join this exciting organisation.

It's an exciting time to join the estates team here at London and South East Education Group. We are on a journey of transforming our service, from great foundations to outstanding! We are building both capacity and capability to standout and strive to be a truly outstanding service in support of Education in London and the South East. Are you ready for a new challenge? If so, this is the opportunity to get in at the start of our transformation and shape our future together. We are now looking for outstanding people, with the right knowledge, a brilliant set of skills and proven expertise in Head of Operations.

We serve over 13,000 learners across a growing school and further education estate, ensuring over 75,000sqm of space is open, operational safe and compliant. Whilst delivering capital reinvestment and renewal projects currently running at over £50m. We are rationalising our estate and we are building whole new Colleges. We are maximising our income to reinvest in our existing buildings through a long-term masterplan lens - it's an exciting time!

Building from established foundations, you will lead our operational teams across facilities management, campus support and our in house reprographics service, journey to outstanding. We are embarking on a transformation, and this is the time to shape the future, lead and drive change, and establish a consistent high quality service in everything we do everywhere - taking both existing staff and new team members with you through collaboration and a leadership focus. Our ideal candidate will:
  • Be a senior facilities management or surveying professional
  • Have a proven track record in leading an outstanding estates FM service through both in house and 3rd party providers
  • Be an outstanding leader of people
  • Be an outstanding communicator
  • Have a highly technical understanding of buildings, their services and components
  • Great at managing relationships whilst resilient
  • Be skilled in leading change and motivating teams on the journey

*Please apply as soon as possible as applications will be considered upon receipt; we reserve the right to interview before the closing date*.

For enquiries, please email us at humanresources@lsec.ac.uk

As the College supports a number of children and vulnerable adults, all staff are exempt from Section 4(2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Accordingly, most staff will be subject to an 'Enhanced' DBS (formerly CRB) check.

(Previous applicants need not apply - if applicable)

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