Head of Operations

Caterham, Surrey
Competitive Salary
12 Sep 2018
24 Sep 2018
Specialist Area
Contract Type
Full Time

37.5 hours per week, with a need to be flexible

Woldingham School, Woldingham, Caterham CR3 7YA

We are looking for a responsible and experienced Head of Operations to join our Finance, Resources & Operations team to oversee the end-to-end operations of our site. Contributing visibly to the learning and pastoral experience enjoyed by our students, the wider operations team has a diverse and critical set of responsibilities, and are in need of a keen individual to provide exceptional senior management skills. The operations team is critical to the school’s ambitious long term vision and plans; the right individual will be able to make a genuine difference to the long term prospects of a whole generation of well-rounded and courageous young women.

Strong property and site management experience will be essential in this role as you will be responsible for managing several operational teams across multiple disciplines. This will include planning and delivery of outstanding operational services to students and staff alike, identifying areas where we can go further and innovating to meet the needs of a dynamic school.

With exceptional skills of team work and problem solving, you must be a driven individual who can provide calm focus and direction to a variety of team members, whilst managing your own workload, keeping to times and deadlines efficiently.

Woldingham is a happy and successful Catholic boarding and day school for girls aged 11 to 18 and is firmly established as one of the top girls’ independent schools in the UK, outperforming many schools that are far more selective in their admissions process. Central to this achievement are Woldingham’s academic enrichment and extra-curricular programmes, pastoral support and caring community. Close to London, yet in a unique rural setting, Woldingham has a strong community and culture building on a proud heritage that stretches back over 175 years. We are committed to an exciting future that is underpinned by fresh ideas, an innovative spirit and state-of-the-art facilities.

Salary: Competitive. All staff receive free lunches and refreshments.


Please visit our website to download an application form. Once completed, return it to hr@woldinghamschool.co.uk no later than 9am on Monday 24 September 2018. Interviews will be held on w/c 1 October 2018.

Woldingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS report will be required for the successful candidate.

Professional development and staff welfare

Our professional team of staff is Woldingham’s greatest asset, and we want to ensure that everyone is supported to work in an effective, enjoyable and fulfilling way. Staff Development is a high priority, with induction and mentoring programmes for Newly Qualified Teachers and new colleagues, plus an annual cycle of Personal Professional Development planning for all colleagues.

Staff are welcome to use our range of outstanding facilities including the gym, squash and tennis courts and the swimming pool. Our Staffroom Committee organises regular social events, and individual members of staff have organised yoga classes and reflexology on site.

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