We are working with The Winch Project, a local children's charity based in North Camden, to recruit a new Operations Manager.
The Winch Project was founded in 1973 and their vision is to transform the life chances of children growing up in poverty in North Camden. They work to achieve this through their cradle to career pipeline of activities, opportunities and support.
As the Operations Manager you will be responsible for ensuring that a wide range of operational aspects of the charity run efficiently including oversight of their facilities, office management, building maintenance, general compliance, record-keeping and supporting the wider team to undertake administrative and operational tasks.
You should have strong knowledge of building regulations including health and safety, fire safety, risk assessment, and in project management and delivery. You will have experience of managing buildings, back office and data and HR functions, and of ensuring that operations are running smoothly.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Operations/Facilities professional to enable the charity to run smoothly and better support the team in serving young people in Camden.
-To oversee facilities management and maintenance ensuring effective management of the main office
- Ensuring facilities are maintained to clean, safe and secure standards
-Identification of solutions to facilities issues
-Procurement and contracting of equipment, supplies and services
-Project management to complete building improvement tasks and activities
-To ensure regulatory compliance across the organisation, including:
-Identifying regulatory needs and improvements in data protection and security, health and safety, and fire safety
-Developing and implementing new systems, processes and policies as required
-Implementing change to adhere to regulatory requirements
-Undertaking activities to support compliance and performance in other areas, such as communications and finance
-To maintain professional processes and records, including; maintaining HR records and undertaking related duties
-Maintaining financial (including petty cash), membership, room hire and other records
-To manage, support and motivate staff to ensure the provision of; Administrative support including database inputting and communications, Booking, processing and hosting of hirable spaces
Skill and Experience required:
-Building management qualification to include health and safety and fire safety
-Proven experience as an operations manager or similar role (e.g. office or facilities management)
-Significant experience of successfully managing the coordination and delivery of facilities management and operations activities
-Experience of dealing with HR records, policies and processes
-Experience of risk assessment and risk management
-A proven track record of success in process management
-Broad experience of project and change management, through the complete project life cycle
-Experience of working with multiple stakeholder groups at all levels within an organisation
-Experience of managing individuals and teams
-Understanding of regulatory requirements for buildings and facilities including health and safety, fire safety and risk assessment
-Understanding of data protection and record-keeping in relation to HR
-Understanding of project management principles and practice
To apply please send a CV and a Covering Letter by 12th October.