Operations Manager – Uppingham Careers

Operations Manager

Job details

Contract hours: Full time, an average of 40 hours per week including evenings and weekends
Basis: Permanent
Salary: £33,068 per annum
Location: Uppingham
Closing date: 26 July 2024, 11:59 pm


This is an exciting opportunity to play a key role in managing the operations of a state-of-the-art sports centre at one of the UK’s leading independent schools.

Uppingham School Sports Centre is a fully dual use facility, used by 1,500 public members, as well as the School. Described by Lord Coe at its opening as ‘world class’, USSC has been designed to provide state-of-the-art sporting facilities for the School’s pupils, as well as allowing access to local residents, sports clubs and other schools.

As Operations Manager, you will assist the Sports Centre Manager in the day-to-day management of the Sports Centre, including business planning and finances, as well as assuming responsibility for cleanliness, maintenance, health and safety, staffing and training. You will operate with regard for all Health & Safety legislation, operational procedures and best practice.

You will need considerable experience in a leisure facility with financial management and budget experience along with a Pool Plant Operator’s Certificate, NPLQ and First Aid at Work qualifications.


As a token of appreciation, Uppingham School provides a competitive salary along with continuous training opportunities. Embracing a vibrant and friendly atmosphere, you’ll be part of a warm and compassionate community that truly values its members. In addition to these, a wide array of benefits awaits, making this an enriching and mutually supportive experience. Benefits include:

  • 50% Contribution towards premiums for the School’s private health scheme
  • Discount on School fees
  • Discount at a local nursery in Uppingham
  • 25% Discount on holiday club fees for children of Uppingham or Maidwell Hall staff
  • Westfield healthcare
  • Westfield Rewards which gives discounts at various retailers, gyms, cinemas, and restaurants
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • In house Occupational Health Service
  • Membership to dual-use Sports Centre (with a £25 annual joining fee)
  • Free staff lunches during term-time
  • Free annual Flu vaccinations
  • Complimentary staff ticket for select School performances
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Recognised as a “Disability Confident” employer
  • Recognised as a “Mindful” employer
  • Recognised as “Investors in Diversity”

The closing date for applications is Friday 26th July 2024.

 Interviews will be held on Thursday 8th August 2024.

Operations Manager – Candidate Information Pack

Please fill out the application form (below) and submit it to Recruitment@uppingham.co.uk

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.