Operations Manager (Cleaning Services) – Uppingham Careers

Operations Manager (Cleaning Services)

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Job details

Contract hours: Full time
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £38,000 per annum
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 10 February 2023, 9:00 am


If you are a self-motivated individual with experience in operational management, then an exciting opportunity exists at Uppingham School for the role of Operations Manager (Cleaning Services).

As Operations Manager, you will assume operational responsibility for Cleaning Services, leading and managing two Assistant Managers and a 120 strong cleaning team. You and your team will maintain responsibility for cleaning and laundry roles across the school campus, including the provision of lunch service in our 15 boarding houses. Maintaining a safe workplace for staff and colleagues, you will guarantee compliance with legislation, ensuring policies and procedures are maintained and developed.

You will bring extensive leadership skills to the role, with demonstrable experience of leading high-performing teams. You will be able to provide additional experience of working in a previous operational management role, either in cleaning, facilities management, hospitality, care industries or similar. An excellent communicator, you will possess exceptional organisational and planning skills, with the ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.

In addition to term-time School operations, the school operates a significant vacation conference business. All operations are carried out Monday to Sunday. This position is 35 hours per week, or as required by the operational demands of the role. Weekend support is to be worked on a shared rota basis, with rare evenings included.

In return Uppingham offers a community that values people. We are warm, compassionate and mutually supportive. This is reflected in our working environment and the benefits we are able to offer:

  • 50% contribution to premiums for School’s private health scheme
  • Free membership of dual-use Sports Centre (£25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches in term-time
  • School fee discount for children of staff (subject to change at any time)
  • Retail, gym, supermarket, cinema and restaurant discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme which provides a range of support including counselling and legal advice
  • Occupational Health Services to support staff who have health/medical issues
  • Free annual ‘flu jabs’
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer

For further details on this role and to apply please click the apply button.

The closing date for applications is Friday 10 February 2023.

Interviews will take place on Friday 17th February 2023.

Uppingham School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

All positions at the School are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, therefore ALL convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings (including those which would normally be considered ‘spent’ under the Act) MUST be declared, subject to the DBS filtering rules. All information given will be treated as confidential and each case will be taken on its merits. Failure to disclose this information may result in the withdrawal of an offer of employment or immediate termination of employment.

Uppingham School is an equal opportunities employer.

Working at Uppingham

Uppingham is a vibrant, stimulating, energetic and forward-looking school. Our community is made up of talented people offering a diverse range of experiences. We welcome applications from candidates who are both experienced and new to working within the independent education sector.