Operations Manager

Job No: STM338
Location: Ascot and Corinda

We are inviting applications for the newly created role of Operations Manager.

Our Schools

St Margaret's Anglican Girls School and St Aidan's Anglican Girls' School are two of Queensland's leading independent schools, fostering in students confidence, compassion, academic excellence and a lifelong love of learning. We look for all staff to be committed to and in harmony with the Anglican ethos of the school.

St Margaret’s and St Aidan’s Anglican Girls Schools have a shared services model for key business functions.  The purpose of the shared services model is to provide the Schools with high quality business and customer service, whilst ensuring continuous delivery and effective and efficient use of resources. 

The role

Working closely with the Assistant Director – Campus Development and Operations, the Operations Manager provides effective leadership to and implementation of the School’s operations and facilities, while supporting the strategic vision of sustainable delivery solutions.

Contributing to a dynamic and fast paced environment, both schools have innovative and progressive master plans that they are actively implementing.  This role will be integral to the implementation of the operational elements of  these master plans.

Some of the key responsibilities of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • oversee all implementation aspects of school facilities and operations in conjunction with each School’s Facilities Manager and Catering Manager, including grounds, cleaning, maintenance, bus transport, traffic management, external users of school facilities and general operations
  • provide operational input into the capital improvement program and each school’s master plans
  • oversee the smooth operation and maintenance of the Sports Precincts of each school, including forward planning to ensure ongoing financial and physical sustainability
  • ensuring compliance, a relentless focus on continual improvement and effective business and financial management of the core areas of responsibility
  • effective management of service and stakeholder relationships including execution of contractual arrangement

About You

You will be an experienced leader with well-developed skill in leading operational and infrastructure teams and services.  You will equally as capable and motivated to provide strategic leadership to ensure future sustainability of the schools, as you will be happy to get involved in the day to day operation of the schools. 

You will bring:

  • Experience working in a facilities management environment including operations, routine maintenance, refurbishment and capital works
  • Strong capabilities to drive continuous improvement and best business outcomes
  • A proactive approach to problem solving and seeking, at all times outcomes which improve the workplace
  • Experience and knowledge implementing workplace health and safety requirements
  • The ability to build strong relationships with others, building a high level of trust and engagement through the quality of your work and people skills
  • A proven track record of managing change in a diverse environment, including the ability to strategically influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to work through abstract situations and quickly gain the knowledge required

What to expect

We are committed to providing a supportive work environment that fosters growth, learning and development. Some of the benefits you would enjoy in this role:

  • The opportunity to work as part of a highly professional and effective operations team
  • Additional leave days available
  • Genuine potential for growth and development both within the team and across relevant school networks
  • A range of wellbeing initiatives offered to staff; employee assistance program, free flu vaccinations and massages to name a few
  • Staff discount for tuition fees
  • A great team environment with regular opportunities to participate in social activities, school functions and morning teas
  • A competitive salary to be negotiated with the successful candidate based on skills and experience

This is a full-time role working equally across both St Margaret’s Anglican Girls School in Ascot and St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School in Corinda. 


A full position description for this role can be located here.

To Apply:  Applications are to be addressed to the Principal and received by 9am on 27 May 2024.  As part of the online application process you will be required to complete the application form and upload a cover letter and resume. 

Please note, the successful candidate will require a valid blue card prior to commencing employment at St Margaret's and St Aidan's.  Candidates that do not currently hold a valid blue card are advised to apply for a blue card to ensure they are job-ready.

Please direct any enquiries to employment@stmargarets.qld.edu.au

St Margaret’s and St Aidan's support the rights of children and young people and is committed to the safety, welfare and well-being of students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  All candidates are required to undergo a screening process as part of the recruitment process and the successful candidate must comply with School policies and relevant legislation relating to Student protection.


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