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Facilities and Operations Manager Job at Cambridge Academy Ethiopia

About Us

Cambridge Academy Ethiopia is an international school in its third year of operation in the beautiful Ethiopian city of Addis Ababa. The school aims to provide students with an international experience that is unique, not just in Addis Ababa but across Ethiopia. We draw upon the best aspects of the British curriculum and blend it with modern, theme-based, experiential learning all whilst meeting our local community needs. The school opened relatively recently and has grown into a well-established international school with 700 students. We are, however, ready to move into the next phase of our development which will see an increase in the development of our teaching and learning alongside the continued growth of our facilities and resources. These improvements are designed to enable us to become an outstanding international school that reflects the community and the stakeholders we represent.

Job Summary

The Facilities and Operations Manager is critical to the successful management and maintenance of Cambridge Academy Ethiopia is seeking to appoint a Facilities and Operations Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing the maintenance of all school buildings and staff residences, including cleaning services, preventative maintenance, and landscaping. The role-holder will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at the school; ensuring that the operational functions of the school are effectively supporting the academic teams and the learners. The role holder will oversee ensuring the school is a safe and healthy place to learn and work. Applicants should have held similar positions in successful, high calibre organisations where health and safety is a paramount concern. The successful candidate will be a diligent individual who has good levels of English.

Job Description

The Facilities and Operations Manager is critical to the successful management and maintenance of Cambridge Academy Ethiopia. The role-holder is responsible for managing the maintenance of all school buildings and staff residences, including cleaning services, preventative maintenance, and landscaping. This position is responsible for managing the mechanical and maintenance team (Facilities Department). The role-holder is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations at the school; ensuring that the operational functions of the school are effectively supporting the academic teams and the learners. The role holder will oversee ensuring the school is a safe and healthy place to learn and work.

The role has managerial oversight of:

  • Health and safety
  • Fire safety
  • Cleaning and pest control
  • Maintenance
    • HVAC
    • MEP
    • General maintenance
  • Accommodation
  • Security
  • Transport
  • Food & Beverage

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the physical infrastructure, including the residential properties
  • Maintain facilities and cleaning services
  • Ensure the health and safety of the campus and residential properties
  • Comply with all school policies, procedures and quality standards as well as safety and environmental regulations
  • Ensure facilities are in good repair and provide a safe environment
  • Maintain effective safety program for all members of facilities; complete all safety checks on equipment systems
  • Coordinate and schedule all maintenance, cleaning requests, and work orders
  • Supervise and train cleaning staff, mechanic and maintenance team; evaluate workloads and reassign job functions for more efficient operation
  • Ensure compliance with government health and safety standards; keep records of all permits and licenses
  • Oversee all third-party vendors
  • Manage the fire, safety, and security systems
  • Respond quickly to emergency problems and be on-call 24/7 to meet with vendors, repairmen or suppliers, when necessary
  • Purchase all facilities cleaning and operation supplies and materials
  • Solicit, review, and negotiate bids for repairs, operations and projects
  • Maintain inventory of tools and supplies for custodial, maintenance, and emergency preparedness
  • Work with the Head of School in the management of construction, renovation, and maintenance operations and projects
  • Perform a wide variety of skilled maintenance duties related to the school
  • Clean, service, and maintain school vehicles and ensure they are in safe operating condition for the transportation of students, materials, merchandise and equipment
  • Evaluate facilities and operations staff performance
  • Maintain owner manuals/information, asset lists, schedules and maintenance records
  • Coordinate move/relocation with IT and other related parties, as required
  • Perform other duties as requested by the Head of School

A competitive salary and benefits package is available to the right candidate.

  • Salary: from 1300 – 2000 USD
  • Discounted children school free

Qualifications and Experience

  • Minimum of 5 years experience of successful facilities and operations management experience
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to prioritize multiple projects
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the school
  • A recognised health and safety qualification (IOSH, NEBOSH or similar)
  • Good English language – written and spoken

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