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Logo: Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish CouncilOperations Manager

Contract: Permanent

Working Hours: Full Time

Salary: £30,507 - £34,788 P/A depending on experience

Location: Fair Oak, Eastleigh


We have an exciting opportunity for an Operations Manager to join our team at Fair Oak & Horton Heath Parish Council.


The Operations Manager will have responsibility for the delivery of operational services by the Parish Council covering a variety areas & managing a group of employees working in grounds maintenance and caretaking, as well as working alongside external contractors. The Operations Manager is a senior role within the staffing structure, reporting direct to the Parish Clerk, and is expected to be public-facing, dealing professionally and appropriately with residents. Bringing experience of managing people, properties and public open space, they will provide advice to the Clerk to maintain and improve services within the Parish.


Key Responsibilities

  • Procurement of services as required or directed the Clerk/Councillors
  • Management of maintenance and service contracts
  • Ensuring that the Council complies with relevant regulatory requirements
  • Management of operation service within defined budgets
  • Line management of 3 grounds staff, 3 caretakers and external contractors
  • Liaison with community groups, stakeholders and contractors
  • Reactive property maintenance and asset management of various council owned buildings


Key Requirements of the successful candidate

The Operations Manager will be an experienced people and services manager, with a straightforward attitude to service delivery and a positive, solution-focused approach. They will know how to get the best out of their employees and resources, working alongside the Clerk to achieve the best possible outcomes for this rapidly-expanding Parish.  They will constructively engage in discussion, while preserving political impartiality required in a public servant. A good communicator, with excellent I.T skills, they will be able to work well with stakeholders and employees, and to handle day-to-day requirements of a senior manager role.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Demonstrable experience in a similar role
  • Knowledge of asset management including relevant health and safety regulations
  • Experience of managing outsourced contracts
  • Experience of managing a budget within defined parameters


We offer 25 days annual leave, plus two extra statutory days and public holidays, increasing by 4 days after four years continuous service.


For more information and a copy of full job description and person specification please contact: Mel Stephens, Clerk, on clerk@fairoak-pc.gov.uk


An application form can be found on the Councilís website. CVís will not be accepted. Completed applications forms must be sent to clerk@fairoak-pc.gov.uk


The closing date for applications is 5.00pm on Thursday 25 April 2019.


Interviews will be held on Tuesday 7 May 2019.




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