Employer Bio:
A high performing and well regarded private school that values hard work, collaboration, commitment and compassion, our client is dedicated to the education and development of all students in their care, and promote excellence in learning and diversity of thought. Renowned for their innovation in pedagogy, exceptional teaching and learning facilities, a rare opportunity for a dynamic Leader of Business Operations has now become available to join the executive team.

The Job:
Playing a key role in leading, shaping and managing the school’s strategic direction, you’ll leverage your experience to encourage innovation and improvement, and lead change development. Collaborating with the wider leadership team, you’ll drive and implement strategies and initiatives that will see the school continue its transformation into a vibrant and innovative learning centre of activity, through business innovation, continuous improvement and sustainable resource management. Overseeing all business and capital works functions (including their financial progress), and responsible for the tender process of capital projects, you’ll ensure risk management systems and reporting procedures are robust and comply with legislative and governance standards. Leading and supporting the finance and property teams, encouraging their capacity building and professional growth, you’ll also chair the OHS Committee, deal with matters relating to insurance and Workcover, and engage in business and professional networks relevant to the role and wider community.

Benefits On Offer:
You’ll enjoy state-of-the-art facilities, opportunities for ongoing and professional and personal development, generous leave entitlements, staff wellness activities including gym access, yoga sessions and interest groups, access to an extensive Employee Assistance Program, onsite parking, generous remuneration, salary packaging benefits and a fully maintained vehicle.

Culture Snapshot:
A proud, dynamic and nurturing environment with a rich heritage, strong traditions, a warm welcoming community and an exciting future, the culture here is of engaged people of substance and drive, and professionals of competence and passion, collaborating in their mission of cultivating an exceptional learning and teaching environment. Determined to pursue possibilities, they are reimagining learning but balance the desire to be progressive and offer outstanding opportunities for students, with the desire to be wholesome, authentic and personal. Above all, they place value and thought on people, programs and places. Relationships are at the heart of all they do, as are their ideals of courage, compassion and commitment.

Skills Required:
With significant experience in a similar wide ranging role (experience in a school setting desirable but not mandatory), you are complemented by tertiary qualifications in Commerce or equivalent, with evidence of continuous learning. Entrepreneurial, innovative, and self-motivated, you’ll be solutions focussed and have a strong capacity to manage problems and minimise and mitigate risk. With demonstrated success in leading large scale projects, managing resources and strategic planning implementation and business leadership, you’ll have experience in strategic and master planning for sustainability and financial management and excellent technology skills to create efficiencies. Forward thinking, flexible and with excellent people and communications skills, you’ll be able to lead and influence change across a variety of stakeholders, but also able to be sensitive and compassionate when dealing with difficult situations. CPA/ CA or MBA credentials would be highly regarded.

How To Be Considered:
To apply, please contact Lauren Hogan of Fruition Recruitment on 0439 351 629 to discuss your suitability and obtain a formal position description. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter (no more than 750 words) broadly addressing the requirements in the position description, and a CV including the details of two professional references, via email to [email protected] (applications will be treated in the strictest confidence and references won’t be contacted without prior verbal consent). For further information on this opportunity or if you have a disability or medical condition and require alternative access application methods, or would like to discuss access requirements/ reasonable adjustments for the recruitment process, please contact Lauren Hogan to discuss. Please note, applicants will be subject to appropriate employment and compliance checks prior to appointment and during employment.

Who Are We:
Fruition Recruitment is a Geelong based, and Geelong exclusive, boutique recruitment firm that specialises in talent acquisition, executive search and talent advisory. With a reputation for providing industry leading results, Fruition works hard to provide a fresh alternative to transactional sales-driven agencies and is a business that clients love working with and candidates trust. We are working on this vacancy on behalf of our client.

Having a workforce that reflects the community we serve is important to both us, and to the businesses with which we partner. Our clients want to attract and retain people of all genders, ages, religions, disability, sexual orientation, family and caring responsibilities, and cultures including people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage. If you are interested in a position, we encourage you to apply as we celebrate the benefit that diversity brings to organisations, and to our community.

Please note though, due to the large volume of applications responses we receive to our advertised roles, we’re only able to contact shortlisted candidates. If it has been more than 7 business days since the date of your application and you haven’t heard from us but would like some specific feedback on your application, please feel free to contact us directly and we’d be happy to discuss with you.

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