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Operations Director

Posted 9 August by Derwent FM Ended
Over the past two years Derwent FM has been through a period of transformation and is well placed to grow in its core market of student accommodation management. As part of the Places for People Group we have the support and backing of one the largest property management, development and maintenance businesses in the UK. In order to deliver our ambitious business plan we are looking to recruit an Operations Director who shares our customer focussed ethos.

What your role will be

As a member of the Senior Management team the Operations Director will work very closely with the Managing Director and play a large part in ensuring that the day-to-day profitability for operations and the wider business meets budgets,  whilst also sustaining excellent service standards and client relationships. 

You will achieve this through your teams who manage and deliver our facilities contracts throughout the UK. You will take an active role in contract management and work directly with our clients to ensure SLAs are delivered upon. Additionally you will take an active role in understanding our contracts, ensuring your team understand their responsibilities and making commercial decisions when faced with contract negotiations and change requests from clients.

Above all you will be wholly responsible for ensuring all activities conform to statutory and company health & safety, environmental, quality and safety objectives.

Our clients are based from Glasgow to Poole, therefore you will need to be nationally mobile, our head office is in Harrogate and there is an expectation you work there at least once per week.

Your background

To achieve in this demanding role you will have excellent knowledge in the hard/soft FM sector, you will be at ease managing and coaching teams to deliver excellent service within this sector. Your teams should always understand their contractual obligations but also know when to “go the extra mile” to delight our clients and customers.

You should be able to evidence where you have analysed complex legal contracts and translated legal speak into deliverables for your teams and from your understanding negotiated with a “win-win” approach with clients. Ideally you will have experience working with clients from all sectors, public sector, private sector and financial services.

Above all we are looking for a commercially minded professional who shares our commitment to customer service and has the drive to help us achieve our growth promises for the wider group.

What we offer you

Not only is this a superb opportunity for an FM/Contract professional to work with a growing business, we also see the Operations Director as the successor to the MD.

You will work closely with the MD and be given the autonomy and the freedom to make commercial decisions, giving you the agility to act quickly with the knowledge you have the backing of a large c.£800M turnover group.

About us

Derwent FM is a growing facilities management contractor with an expanding number of operations nationwide. The company operates both hard and soft FM with expanding student accommodation management, record management operations and cleaning.

What’s next?

If you meet the criteria and are ready to make the next step in your career then apply following our simple 5 minute application process, upload a CV and a supporting statement which demonstrates how you meet the requirements of the role. If you have any questions please call Neil Pollington .

Please note that we may bring the closing date forward, if we receive a large number of quality applications. If you are interested in this role we would advise applying immediately to avoid disappointment.

If you are using a mobile device such as an iPad then ensure your CV is stored in the cloud, we currently support Google Drive and Dropbox.

Reference: 33038181

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