General Services Manager, Felsted, Essex

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Felsted SchoolFelsted, Essex
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Start date: Ideally, 11 June 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Starting salary of up to £47,500.00 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience
Contract term: Permanent

Commence June 2018
Permanent | Full-time | All-year Round (52 weeks per year)
Starting salary of up to £47,500.00 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience

We have an excellent opportunity for an innovative and suitably skilled manager who is committed to providing exceptional service, to join our high profile Independent Day and Boarding School.

As a General Services Manager, the successful candidate will lead the delivery of day-to-day catering and housekeeping services and ensuring school functions and events are managed effectively. This is a significant role within our Operational Management Team, which will provide the opportunity for the right person to showcase their leadership skills within a growing business and in return, provide an opportunity to enhance their senior management career within a prestigious environment.

Responsibilities include budget management and staff leadership, including recruitment and selection, acting as a Designated Premises Supervisor (personal licence required), regular quality audit control, monitoring financial performance together with the procurement of supply chain activities (laundry, linen purchases, waste contracts and pest control).

The successful candidate must be exceptionally organised, have prior people and operational management experience with an emphasis on catering, together with experience of managing multiple departments with large budgets. It is essential that applicants demonstrate their commitment to providing excellent customer service as the role will be accountable for approximately 200 staff and the daily service to more than 1,200 students and 400 other members of staff.

This role is a permanent position working 40 hours per week between Monday to Friday, all-year round. The starting salary is up to £47,500 per annum depending on skills, knowledge and experience. Due to the nature of the role, there may be the need to work flexibly outside the working hours in order to fulfil the role. Further information and a full job description can be found within the ‘Role Information Pack’.

Benefits include free life assurance and parking, contributory pension scheme, lunch on full days worked and unlimited use of the Felsted Gym and pool facilities, plus a subsidised healthcare scheme, on-site 'Aroma' by Caffé Nero Coffee Shop and membership to Felsted Connect; an online multi-platform engagement tool where employees have access to hundreds of exclusive discounts and offers from online and high-street retailers.

Felsted is a leading day and boarding independent school based in a stunning village campus in North Essex. Founded in 1564 by Richard Lord Riche, who had been a Lord Chancellor under King Edward VI, Felsted today provides an exceptional holistic education to approximately 1100 boys and girls aged four to eighteen. We celebrated our 450th anniversary in 2014, one of only a handful of Schools in the country that have claimed this historic milestone. We employ more than 160 teachers and 440 operational staff in a community orientated environment, ensuring our pupils receive the very best in learning and co-curricular activities. 

We are rated ‘Excellent in Every Aspect' by the Independent Schools Inspectorate. 

Closing date for receipt of applications is Tuesday 24 April at 5:00pm.
The first round of Interviews will be held on 30 April 2018 and the second round on 04 May 2018.

If you would like to apply for this position, please visit our website to complete our online application process.

Felsted School is committed to equal opportunities, the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. Therefore, all employees are required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. 

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More about Felsted School
Address: Felsted, Essex, CM6 3LL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1371 822600