Operations Manager

Location: South Bucks / M40 corridor
Salary: c£40k

Role Summary

This is a senior role reporting direct to the MD within this growing, entrepreneurial schools expedition company chaired by a successful businessman well known to us who is adept at building high performing, happy teams (116 overseas school expeditions to 22 countries last year).

It will be busy, fun and occasionally undoubtedly stressful but this is a rare chance to become part of of a successful small firm's management structure as it enters a new phase of its existence.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing the recruitment / oversight / clearance of Expedition Leaders (usually freelancers);

  • Developing and auditing the Expedition planning, budgeting and sign off processes (including Risk Assessments);

  • Sourcing / liaising with appropriate technical expertise;

  • Overseeing the management and allocation of Expedition stores;

  • Running / staffing the firm's Operations Room (very similar to a military one) during the Expedition season over 10 weeks in the summer (with limited activity outside that).

Key Requirements

  • Being an adept, credible, flexible problem solver with strong relationship building abilities essential.   

  • Team/supervisory experience essential.

  • Previous Outdoor Education / Expedition qualifications or experience will be useful but not essential

Please attach a covering letter with your application outlining your suitability for this role.

Closing date 29 October 2018.