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Operational Project Manager (Part Time)

School Space


Posted 2 weeks ago


Join our dynamic team as an Operational Project Manager and drive the expansion of educational spaces


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£40000 - £50000

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Hybrid: South East of UK/WFH

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Expires 11-6-24 - Applications reviewed after this date

School Space is an innovative organization that partners with schools to manage and expand the use of their facilities to the community. With a growing network of 60 schools, we're on a mission to foster educational and community development. We're seeking a diligent Operational Project Manager to lead the onboarding of new schools and enhance our processes.

  • Manage the onboarding process for new schools, ensuring a seamless transition from sales to operations.
  • Maintain high-level communication and embed School Space values throughout the onboarding process.
  • Regularly meet with stakeholders to keep projects on track and resolve any issues.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to ensure deadlines are met and projects are successfully executed.
  • Develop and improve onboarding processes for efficiency and scalability.
  • Proven experience in project management or operations.
  • Strong relationship management skills, ideally with experience in educational settings.
  • Outstanding communication, organizational skills, and proficiency with project management tools like Trello.
  • Aptitude for quick understanding and leading processes to successful completion.
  • Commitment to continuous process improvement in a growing business environment.
  • Valid UK Driving Licence and access to a car is required.

The application process includes a first and second round of interviews, with preferred start dates as soon as possible. School Space is dedicated to safeguarding and upholds an equal opportunity approach in hiring. If interested, please reach out to us at [email removed - click apply for more details] for any queries.

Applications close: 10am on 10th June 2024

Interview date: First round - 13th/14th June, Second round - 18th/19th June

Preferred Start date: ASAP

Location: South East, with regular travel to Greater London

Hours: Part Time - 2.5 days per week (18 hours per week)

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 pro-rata’d per annum (£19,200 - £24,000 gross based on PT)

Contract Type: Part time. Permanent

Requirements: Clean UK Driving Licence and access to a car

Our operation covers 60 schools (and growing), 180+ incredible part-time Community Connectors (the amazing people who open and close our schools) and thousands of events annually. 

We are continually growing the number of schools we partner with. The Operational Project Manager will manage the onboarding process for these schools, including the relationship handover from the sales team and operational aspects of a new school ‘going live’.

What will you be accountable for?

  • Managing each new school as a ‘project’, working through our set process and task list to gather information from the school and input it to our systems.
  • Ensuring the handover of our new Schools is smooth and everything is ready for our Operations Team to take over the relationship when live.
  • Meeting with external stakeholders on a regular basis to keep the project on track and deal with any issues which have arisen.
  • Working with our internal staffing, account management and customer teams to keep the project on track within School Space, keeping different teams accountable to your set deadlines.
  • Process development and continuous improvement of the onboarding process.

How will you know it’s going brilliantly?

  • Each school is ‘on-boarded’ by internal deadline.
  • Internal and external stakeholders report a high level of communication and School Space values are embedded in all levels of the onboarding process.

What will help you succeed in this role?

  • Experience in project management or operations, with an ability to keep track of detail and moving parts in a methodical manner.
  • Ability to manage relationships, ideally with high level stakeholders (and even better if it’s been with schools before!). Diplomacy and the ability to run an effective meeting and establish rapport are key. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Amazing organisational skills and experience using systems such as Trello to keep projects on track.
  • The ability to understand a process quickly and take the lead in ensuring its successful completion.
  • Experience in process development. As a scale up business there is always the opportunity to improve upon our established processes!

School Space Safeguarding Statement

School Space believes that no child or vulnerable person should ever have to experience abuse of any kind. School Space is committed to the safeguarding of children and recognises that as an organisation we have a responsibility to ensure all our staff members are trained and supported to recognise safeguarding concerns and that we promote safeguarding best practice. We aim to foster an understanding in each of our team members of their safeguarding responsibilities, whilst putting in place procedures to support everyone who uses a school space to safeguard children's wellbeing and protect them from harm.   

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

If you have any questions about the role you are also welcome to contact us on [email removed - click apply for more details]. 



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