Atlantic Director of Facilities and Operations

Director of Facilities and Operations

Salary £55,766 to £67,959

UWC Atlantic College, founded in 1962, is the original United World College. Enjoying a spectacular location at St. Donat’s Castle, perched above the Bristol Channel approximately 20 miles west of Cardiff, our 380 students are drawn from over 90 countries, with many attending on scholarship and all of them taking part in a well-developed co-curricular programme.

Our unique and distinctive mission is ‘to be a world class educational institution equipping students with the skills and developing the commitment and confidence needed to create a more peaceful, socially just and sustainable world’.  The College encourages international understanding and tolerance by demonstrating that conflict and hostility can be overcome if young people from different nations, races and religions are brought together and challenged physically and academically. 

Instrumental in the creation of the International Baccalaureate, UWC Atlantic College has a global reputation for educational innovation.  Students come with a vision and graduate empowered to make a positive difference in the world.

Our operational services play a key role in supporting the College to deliver on its priorities. This role will provide strategic direction and leadership to our heads of service to ensure that we deliver the best possible service to our students.

Our Strategic Plan includes a major campaign to develop our historic buildings, grounds and facilities.  Working closely with the Principal, you will be able to strengthen our processes and procedures to ensure that we remain compliant in all areas of building regulations, health and safety, procurement, commercial activity, financial management etc.  You will be commercially savvy, confident in developing relationships, have a deep understanding of business management and significant experience in leading and managing teams and day to day operational services in a complex organisation.

Your experience of delivering large scale change is key to this role, as you will be required to transform services and implement change.

Confident, articulate, tenacious, able to remain calm under pressure and cope with the unexpected, you will initiate, develop and deliver on capital development programmes to ensure that we deliver a 21st century education in the challenges of a 12th century setting.

UWC Atlantic College is committed to the safeguarding of children and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure check.

Closing date for completed applications is noon on 21 November 2018

Interviews for this post will take place on 30 November 2018.

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Guidance Notes for Applicants

UWC Atlantic College is committed to the safeguarding of children and the successful candidate will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service disclosure check.

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