Head of Operations
Website Oryx International School
Are you an experienced, flexible and competent Operational Leader with exceptional interpersonal skills, seeking a challenging new opportunity? If so, you will be interested in this fantastic opportunity to take our state-of-the art international school through our next stage of development.
The role is to due to start from late March / early April 2021.
You will be primarily responsible for the management and development of all non-academic related activities at Oryx International School covering Finance, IT and Facilities Management. You will facilitate the delivery of a high quality education through leadership of these support functions, whilst adhering to regulatory, budgetary, quality, and Group standards at all times.
You will provide effective leadership to support and secure engagement of all stakeholders in the school, with particular attention to Qatar Airways as a key stakeholder within the framework of the Orbital Education-Qatar Airways Management Agreement.
To match the expectations and reputation of Orbital Education and Qatar Airways, we expect high quality and high standards from our staff.
You will have an excellent track record of leading and managing multi disciplinary teams in a large organisation and whilst knowledge of the management of schools is useful, a willingness to learn about this specialist field is more important.
In particular, candidates should meet the following technical profile:
Suitable professional qualifications in accountancy or business management are essential with further qualifications in site management and/or Health & Safety being desirable.
Significant experience in financial planning and control in a large organisation.
Experience of working as a member of a senior team with Board level experience desirable.
Experience of working with external contractors to achieve the aims of the school and management of contracts to ensure we achieve value for money.
Excellent skills in Financial Analysis with the ability to interpret and analyse data and act upon the information.
Ability to work strategically and analyse issues then identify creative solutions.
Strong organisational skills to prioritize work and manage time effectively particularly under pressure.
Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner with all key stakeholders.
In addition, the personal qualities we are looking for include:
Proactive, enthusiastic, ambitious and energetic person
International work experience particularly in the GCC and an understanding of Islam and Arab culture.
Flexibility to work outside of office hours when required.
Strong English language and clear communication is an essential requirement for this role, and applications from native-level speakers of English will be preferred. For more information please refer to the separate Job Description and Person Specification provided.
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