Director of Operations

The Management Recruitment Group
19 Apr 2019
25 Apr 2019
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Steer the strategic direction of Operations, creating a culture of exceptional service delivery focused on enhancing the student experience. Be part of an ambitious senior management team with aspiring plans for the future.

At the University of Warwick, our research is internationally leading, provocative and impactful. Our research transforms the ways in which we understand the world, creating lives that are healthier, safer, more resilient, more just and more fulfilled.

Warwick is a leading university, somewhere forward-looking and ambitious, where the starting point is always 'anything is possible'. We consistently perform strongly in the UK league tables, and we're proud to be among the top 20 'Most International' universities in the world. We're as respected for boundary-breaking research as for teaching and business collaborations - our pursuit of excellence and intellectual curiosity is tireless. We strive to lead rather than follow, and are renowned for our entrepreneurialism and cosmopolitan outlook.

Reporting to the Director of Estates, the Director of Operations leads our team of c.200 staff to deliver best in class services for our campus. This is a wide-ranging role with a remit spanning all aspects of Hard and Soft FM encompassing planned/reactive maintenance and lifecycle works in addition to environmental management, energy and sustainability. You would also be responsible for the delivery of grounds, waste management and transport across our 450 acre estate (where you will be a key member of the senior leadership team).

We are seeking an exceptional leader. An intellectually confident, credible, and experienced individual with a track record of leading and managing significant resources and developing and implementing operational FM strategies across comparably large scale, diverse and technically complex portfolios. Positive, driven and a natural collaborator, you will possess the style, stature and the excellent interpersonal and communication skills required to succeed in a collegial and collaborative environment. The role will suit a proven leader and highly effective communicator who is adept at delivering ambitious change and transformation programmes, whilst ensuring a customer service ethos.

To arrange a confidential discussion and/or to request the full briefing particulars, please contact our retained advisor Michael Hewlett of The Management Recruitment Group.