Head of Operations and Facillities, near the Hague

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

The British School in the Netherlandsnear the Hague

Date posted:
Start date: 1 July 2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

The British School in the Netherlands (BSN) is looking for an inspiring, strong and experienced manager for our Operations & Facilities department.  

We can offer this position on a flexible 4 day week, with the possibility to extend to full time.

About the role:

In this exciting and rewarding role, you will be responsible for the estates, facilities and operations across our multiple sites. This includes asset management, contract management, complex project management, facility management and community services (student transport and school uniforms). You will be line managing our Operations & Facilities Team (comprising of among others a team leader, facility officer, transport officers and a uniform shop assistant) and giving direction to the on-site Concierge teams. You'll be part of the strategy setting Senior Leadership Group and will work closely with the Heads of School and the Central Services departments (Finance, Security, IT, Communications & Admissions and HR). You will report directly to the Chief Operating Officer (COO).

This is a demanding, but incredibly interesting role – an amazing opportunity for a creative, independent and decisive candidate. You bring strong experience in:

• Project managing complex projects

• Managing Long-Term Maintenance Plans

• Leading and professionalising day-to-day operational support

• Procuring and managing (facility) contracts

• Developing innovative learning spaces and co-creating learning and working concepts

• Managing external companies, such as contractors and facility vendors.

This role provides you with the opportunity to work at the heart of a forward thinking, growing organisation in an exciting stage of development and expansion. We offer competitive salaries, attractive benefits and we recognise that our staff deserve the best network of professional development and support.

You aspire to achieve Operational Excellence. You are an ambitious, driven, friendly person, creative and service-focused. You are a professional who works effectively with other (external) professionals. You have good financial insights and are able to put effective processes in place for your team. You work cohesively with your colleagues in the schools and within Central Services. It is essential you speak and write fluently both in Dutch & English.

Our attached Recruitment Brochure provides full details of the vacancy.

Application Process:

If you are excited about what you have read so far, submit your CV and motivational letter via our website, which should be no longer than two sides of A4, addressed to Nitzan Kaduri, COO indicating how your experience to date has prepared you for this position.

The closing date for applications: midnight (CET): 2 April 2020 

Initial round of video interviews: 7 April 2020

First interviews in The Netherlands: 21 April 2020


More about The British School in the Netherlands
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Human Resources and Central Services, Lange Houtstraat 26, The Hague, 2511CW, Netherlands. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +31 70 315 4063
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