Facilities & Operations Manager

The Open University
Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
Up to £17.83 per hour
Closing date
21 Sep 2021

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Our client is a public distant Learning & Research University and one of the largest universities in the UK for undergraduate education.

They are looking to recruit a temporary Facilities & Operations Manager to work within their facility of Business & Law, starting asap until 20 January 2022, working a 37 hour week, paying £17.83 per hour, which equates to £34,304 per annum. This role will be working from the campus in Brickhill Street and at home and equipment will be provided.

Main Duties

  • To manage (with support) the operational readiness to reopen Faculty office building
  • Day to day liaison with the Estates, Health and Safety and IT
  • Support the faculty with timely communication of the progress of the reopening of the faculty office building
  • Prepare office lay out plans to maximise use of office space that take DSE/Reasonable adjustment into account
  • Respond to university changes in campus operation to support FBL make best use of its space
  • Coordinate the set-up of a collaboration space
  • Produce information and guidance for staff as required relating to the above
  • Respond to queries from staff relating to the above

Key skills

  • Experience in working in a busy operations environment
  • Ability to take independent decisions with minimal guidance
  • An understanding of operational health and safety
  • Experience of operational facilities coordination/management
  • Ability to communicate clearly with groups of staff through different channels to update and advise or gather information as required.
  • An understanding of DSE requirements

If you feel this temporary 4 month assignment is of interest, please apply online or call Sophie Holmes 01908 246715.


TAPFIN, part of ManpowerGroup, are now working with The Open University as their strategic partner for all temporary and contingent requirements across their various locations.

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