Westbank is an award-winning, Devon-based registered charity established in 1986 and became a company limited by guarantee in 2007. The organisation was originally set up to provide practical and emotional support to people in the villages along the west bank of the River Exe. The organisation now works with communities and individuals across Devon.
At Westbank, we owe our success to the efficiency of organisational processes. To help maintain and grow this standard, we are seeking an experienced operations manager to oversee daily activities.
This position is a very varied role that encompasses several aligned functions across Westbank. You will be responsible for central services such as Health and Safety, IT systems management, quality assurance and premises and facilities management.
You will be required to plan, direct and coordinate the core operational functions of Westbank and be responsible for ensuring and improving performance and efficiency across the organisation through the provision of effective methods and strategies and being the conduit between different departments providing important feedback and communication.
You will have a sharp business mind and proven success in communicating with multiple departments and you will be familiar with the operational concepts, practices and procedures. You will be able to develop and maintain an environment of trust, diversity, and inclusion within Westbank and partner with cross-functional teams to improve proprietary tools and systems
You will need to be a self-starter that is entrepreneurial and able to work independently, able to communicate both to key stakeholders and various staff members within Westbank.
You will require previous experience in handling complex projects across multiple sites, and you will.11.1 oversee the services to ensure that they are fit for purpose and recommend areas for improvement to the Senior Management Team based on analyse of relevant data collated through internal audits and negotiations.
Qualifications & Experience Required:
- Experience of Health & Safety Management;
- Good understanding of IT Networks;
- Experience of Facilities and Contract Management;
- Good understanding of Compliance Controls and Commercial Premises;
- Proven Project Management experience;
- Experience in data analysis and planning information;
- Excellent communication skills and effective relationship builder.
Please make reference in your covering letter as to how you meet the above specifications, alongside your reason for applying for this role.
As well as a competitive salary and enhanced annual leave allowance (33 days per year, inclusive of Bank Holidays), you will have the opportunity to support the core operational functions of Westbank. And you’ll be making a difference EVERY DAY.
Westbank is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is, therefore, subject to an Enhanced DBS check.
To help us better evaluate your suitability for the role, please submit a covering letter, with an up-to-date CV to firstname.lastname@example.org, ensuring you use the shortlisting criteria above to demonstrate how your previous experience makes you a stand-out candidate for the role.
We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.
Closing Date: 09.00am Monday 28th November 2022
Interview Date: Virtual Interviews will be held: Wednesday 7th December 2022.
- OrganisationOther Organisations
- Work LocationExeterDevon
- Work Postcode
- Occupational GroupManagement & Senior ManagementProject & Programme Management
- Salary Details
£30,000 - £33,000 FTE (depending on experience)
- Job TermPermanent
- Appointment TypeFull Time
37 hours per week (Monday - Thursday, 08:30 - 16:30, Friday: 08.30 - 16.00)
- Closing Date
- DBS Check Required