Director of Operations

Closing date for application: 02/05/2023 9:00pm

Interview date: 11/05/2023

Vacancy Type: Full-Time


Christ’s Hospital has an excellent opportunity in a key leadership role of Director of Operations.  Our support services sit at the heart of Christ’s Hospital and are vital to its success. We are also looking to further increase our commercial activities – largely outside term-time – and this role will plan and oversee this growth.

You will be responsible for many aspects of the support operations of the school, including line management of the main departments of Support Services and commercial functions.  Ours is a busy, complex, heritage site and you will oversee all aspects of estates and facilities management to provide a safe, secure, and stimulating environment for pupils, staff, and visitors.

You will have previous extensive experience in a similar role in estates/facilities/logistics management. You will have experience of managing large teams and be able to develop good relations with the staff, pupils and wider school community. You will be confident in managing budgets, with the ability to work within tight financial constraints and have excellent attention to detail, with strong numeracy verbal and written communication skills as well as strong business acumen.

Benefits include a competitive salary c £70,000 per annum, 28 days holiday, plus bank holidays, membership of the Pension Scheme, free on-site parking, and free lunch during term-time and reduced cost membership of the on-site Bluecoat Sports Centre.

We welcome applications from all sectors of the community as we aspire to attract staff that match the social and cultural diversity of our diverse pupil body. We consider the most important factor to be the right skills, abilities and attitude for the job which will ultimately improve the well-being and education of the pupils. Applicants must have the right to work in the UK.

To apply, please complete the application form and submit by midday on Tuesday 2nd May 2023 to  Interviews will take place on Thursday 11th May 2023 at the School.  We can only accept CVs in conjunction with a School application form.

Christ’s Hospital is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All successful applicants are required to complete an enhanced disclosure application with the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service).  More details on the disclosure process can be found on

Christ’s Hospital is an Equal Opportunities employer.

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