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Current Vacancies at Greensprings School, 2nd November, 2018

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Greensprings School, is an independent, non-partisan, day and boarding school for boys and girls from 18months – 18years. We encourage students to be lifelong learners by instilling in them great confidence, respect and a consciousness of the needs of society.

Greensprings School began in 1985 in the heart of Anthony Village, Lagos. Today, we have established another state of the art campus on the Lekki Peninsula in Lagos. The Greensprings Community places great value on character and moral education as well on academics achievements. Our unique education ensures that boys and girls learn in the words of our school song.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Deputy Operations Manager

Location: Lagos

Overview

  • Translate strategies into tactics for the entire operations function
  • Participate in establishing strategic plans and objectives
  • Makes decisions on operational matters and ensures operation’s effective achievement of objectives
  • Select, assign, evaluate and instruct supervisors, technicians and/or engineers
  • Responsible for support procedures for the school
  • Prepare budgets, schedules, performance standards established/attained
  • Lead/implement change initiatives
  • Create, interpret, administer and execute policies/ procedures with broad, significant impact
  • Thinks and acts strategically; develops, implements and operationalizes strategic and business objectives
  • Effectively collaborates with leaders in initiating, designing, and implementing programs and activities
  • Demonstrates high ethics that aligns with Greensprings School core values: – Child-centeredness; -Respect; -Integrity; -Excellence; -Entrepreneurship; -Service and -Sustainability
  • Responsible for maintenance of school facilities and equipment, including preventative maintenance program
  • Ensures a stimulating and conducive environment for learning, teaching and working

Responsibilities
Maintenance:

  • Plan, organize, maintain, and manage the operations and reliability of school facilities and general infrastructure systems. Establish and monitor preventative maintenance processes and programs and facility inspection processes for on-going review of maintenance work by external agencies.
  • Develop, recommend, and administer policies, procedures, and processes in support of surroundings and building maintenance operations; implement and monitor compliance with approved policies, procedures, and processes.
  • Monitor spending on projects; recommend and implement corrective spending plans; review and approve purchase orders; administer contracts; obtain price quotes and bids; process and approve employee purchases; ensure compliance with school purchasing rules.
  • Monitor the safety and accessibility of the school and its facilities. Serve as the point of contact for the various government agencies on compliance issues, accessibility improvement projects, and/or other related issues.
  • Monitor and oversee the work of external contractors to ensure terms of agreements are met and work is completed satisfactorily.
  • Participate in the development and administration of ground and building maintenance budget; coordinate the allocation of resources following budget approval; recommend approval of expenditures.

Environmental/Janitorial:

  • Ensure that appropriate procedures are in place for the practical organization of the day to day cleaning operation
  • Ensure that processes are in place to monitor stocks of cleaning equipment and materials in order that orders can be placed on a timely basis.
  • Ensure that monitoring programs are in place to ensure that cleaning staff carry out their duties to the required standards.
  • Ensure a reporting system is in place for notifying building and furniture defects to the maintenance unit.
  • Carry out performance reviews and appraisals.
  • Approve requisition forms for equipment, uniforms and materials required by the department.

Catering:

  • Approve menus with kitchen supervisor and chefs.
  • Ensure that the meals provided have a suitable nutritional value in line with the requirements of the School.
  • Ensure that health and safety regulations are strictly observed, recorded and archived and due diligence (the care that a reasonable person exercises to avoid harm to other persons) is in operation.
  • Monitor the quality of the product and service provided
  • Financial planning and managing budgets
  • Keeping to budgets and maintaining financial and administrative records
  • Manage stock control and ensure that FIFO stock method is used.
  • Run the kitchen in line with health and safety, food hygiene, and nutritional regulations
  • Supervise kitchen staff and waiting staff
  • Ensure that food goes out on time, and that the quality of the food is of a high standard.
  • Introduce cost saving innovation and ideas without sacrificing quality

Purchasing:

  • Direct procurement policies to ensure all items are purchased and delivered within budget and time constraints
  • Identify and source new suppliers and vendors
  • Manage vendor and supplier selection process based on price, quality, support, capacity and reliability
  • Develop and maintain strategic relationships with key suppliers and vendors
  • Ensure that an approved vendor/supplier database is established and updated
  • Develop, negotiate and administer purchasing agreements and contracts with suppliers in support of organizational requirements
  • Evaluate contracts to ensure compliance with legal requirements and organizational policies
  • Monitor supplier and vendor compliance with contractual agreements
  • Measure and manage the vendor and supplier cost, quality and delivery performance
  • Oversee supplier compliance with internal quality standards and external regulations
  • Troubleshoot cost, quality and delivery concerns
  • Manage risk relating to quality, cost, delivery and supply of purchases
  • Introduce performance improvement measures for suppliers and vendors
  • Work with relevant departments to manage inventory requirements
  • Facilitate timely placement of purchase orders
  • Review purchase orders for proper authorization and compliance with organizational policy and procedures
  • Develop and manage purchasing budgets and forecasts
  • Monitor and reduce purchase variances to meet profit objectives
  • Produce regular reports on purchase commitments, costs and delivery performance

General:

  • Supervise administrative, service skilled and technical/support staff.
  • Performance manage, develop and motivate staff
  • Ensure that all Health & Safety procedures are followed, in accordance with the school’s HSE guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory and regulatory bodies.
  • Ensure that the school calendar is being monitored to identify school events and programs and ensure that arrangements are made to support these programs.
  • Collect and analyze a variety of complex data and information, including utility costs and usage. Perform statistical analysis and summarize findings in applicable reports or other communication mediums.
  • Produce reports and meet regularly with the Director of Administration to discuss the provisions and effectiveness of the department.
  • Contribute toward the development of standard operating procedures and best practices in all areas of influence, and continue to find new ways to improve quality and efficiency.
  • Monitor ongoing compliance with policies and procedures
  • Direct continuous improvement of operational processes in line with changing organizational needs and market conditions
  • Collaborate with operations leader across campus to build organization-wide best practices
  • Participate in/on a variety of meetings, committees, and/or other related groups to communicate information regarding services, programs, areas of opportunity, and/or other pertinent information as appropriate.
  • Serve as a liaison with other departments within the School, the PTA, the community, and external agencies in order to provide information on available resources, projects, and/or services.

Behaviourals Competencies
Achievement:

  • Wants to do a good job and does not give up
  • Works to goals and manages obstacles
  • Drives for improvement despite frequent obstacles
  • Sets and meets challenging goals and seeks long term improvement
  • Assesses and takes risks to make significant gains

Analytical Thinking:

  • Breaks down issues
  • Sees key issues
  • Tests all angles
  • Does complex analysis

Customer Service Orientation:

  • Delivers a service
  • Adds value
  • Addresses underlying needs
  • Serves long term interests

Entrepreneurship:

  • Improves and acts now
  • Adapts existing approach and acts and looks ahead
  • Anticipates the future, and develops new approaches and ideas
  • Creates opportunities and acts for the long term

Flexibility:

  • Accepts need for flexibility
  • Applies procedures flexibly
  • Adapts tactics/approach
  • Makes organizational change

Holding People Accountable:

  • Provides direction
  • Demands high standard
  • Holds people accountable for performance
  • Addresses longer term performance issues

Leading and Developing Others:

  • Gives direction and instruction
  • Supports team development
  • Is a role model for effective leadership
  • Gains commitment and inspires others to achieve

Professional Confidence:

  • Confident in own role
  • Acts independently
  • Presents confidently
  • Prepared to challenge and take risk

Relationship Building for Influence:

  • Persuades
  • Builds rapport and takes several steps to persuade
  • Maintains network and plans impact
  • Extends network and uses indirect influence

Self Awareness:

  • Knows own limitations
  • Recognizes emotions
  • Understands impact on others
  • Manages emotions

Team Work:

  • Integrate people of different backgrounds into teams in order to achieve business objectives
  • Listen to others’ points of view
  • Uses own understanding of team dynamics to harmonize working and enhance results
  • Creates energy and clarity so that people want to work purposefully together
  • Inspires others to want to take a specific role as part of a shared purpose.

Working Strategically:

  • Sets goals
  • Looks for better ways to achieve set goals
  • Explores ways in which value can be added to the organization
  • Changes the nature of what is done and benefits gained by thinking and planning with creativity

Education and Experience

  • University Degree/HND qualification
  • Experience in facilities management
  • People management experience
  • Working knowledge of project management principles and practices
  • Working knowledge of all laws and regulations relating to area of responsibility
  • Knowledge of HSE
  • Financial acumen
  • High competency level in MS Office application

Essential Values, Behaviors and Attitudes:

  • Staff members are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the five core values of the school:
  • Child centeredness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability
  • The school expects all staff members to uphold themselves in a manner that inspires and encourages outstanding behavior within the student body.
  • The school reserves the right to vary or amend the duties and responsibilities of the post holder at any time according to the needs of the school.
  • In some circumstances, the job holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar post in order to support workload peaks and skill shortages to ensure priorities are met.

Job Title: Educational/Developmental Psychologist

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • Using psychological tests, theories and procedures to support the wellbeing and learning of young people
  • Helping young people with learning difficulties to achieve their full potential
  • Recommending, developing and administering appropriate therapies and strategies
  • Working with young people, their families and school staff, including teachers and learning support assistants
  • Carrying out psychological assessments to uncover a child’s problem
  • Writing reports
  • Conducting research
  • Providing training
  • Advising and making recommendations on educational policies

Responsibilities

  • Counsel children and families to help solve conflicts and problems in learning and adjustment.
  • Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with teachers and other staff members.
  • Maintain student records, including special education reports, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioural data.
  • Attend workshops, seminars, and/or professional meetings in order to remain informed of new developments in school psychology.
  • Design classes and programs to meet the needs of special students.
  • Refer students and their families to appropriate agencies for medical, vocational, or social services.
  • Initiate and direct efforts to foster tolerance, understanding, and appreciation of diversity in school communities.
  • Collect and analyze data to evaluate the effectiveness of academic programs and other services, such as behavioural management systems.
  • Provide educational programs on topics such as classroom management, teaching strategies, or parenting skills.
  • Conduct research to generate new approach and techniques to increase learning and development as well as new knowledge that can be used to address learning and behaviour issues.
  • Compile and interpret students’ test results, along with information from teachers and parents, in order to diagnose conditions, and to help assess eligibility for special services.
  • Assess an individual child’s needs, limitations, and potential, using observation, review of school records, and consultation with parents and school personnel.
  • Select, administer, and score psychological tests.
  • Provide consultation to parents, teachers, administrators, and others on topics such as learning styles and behaviour modification techniques.
  • Promote an understanding of child development and its relationship to learning and behaviour.
  • Collaborate with other educational professionals to develop teaching strategies and school programs.
  • Provide teachers with training on the management of child learning disorders such as autism and ADHD
  • Assist physically and mental disadvantaged students in overcoming learning difficulties
  • Work with parents and teachers in addressing students’ emotional, academic, and behavioural issues
  • Design and implement strategies that foster social and educational development

Qualification

  • B.Sc Educational/Developmental Psychology
  • Must have M.Sc in Educational/Developmental Psychology
  • Minimum of 3years cognate experience
  • Proficiency in Microsoft package
  • Ensuring high standards of discipline and work ethics
  • Participating in CPD (Continuous Professional Development)

Skills:

  • The ability to relate to children and young adults
  • Sensitivity and Confidentiality
  • Ability to cope with emotional situations
  • Excellent listening
  • Observational skills
  • Problem solving skills
  • Verbal communication skills
  • Empathy and rapport

Essential Values, Behaviours and Attitudes
Staff members are expected to actively promote and demonstrate the seven core values of the school:

  • Child centeredness
  • Respect
  • Integrity
  • Excellence
  • Service
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Sustainability

Job Title: Mechanical Maintenance Supervisor

Location: Lagos

Job Responsibility (but not limited to the following)

  • Supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in relevant department or plumbing and HVACs.
  • Maintaining and repairing mechanical part of pumps, compressors, trudes, traction and generator.
  • Inspect all equipment and generator to ensure efficiency in operation.
  • Carryout regular check on all equipment and generator to determine the extent of wear/damages to enable repair and advice on replacement.
  • Ensure operations of machinery and mechanical equipment by carrying out preventive maintenance required on engine motors and production.
  • Follow diagrams/sketches/manufacturer instructions specified in troubleshooting.
  • Locate source of problems by observing operations of machine and equipment running precision measure and testing instrument.
  • Controlling downtime of equipment by carrying out preventive maintenance techniques.
  • Maintaining continuity by documentation, keeping proper and adequate records and communication.
  • Carry out any other assignment that might be given to him in the course of your duty
  • In some circumstances, the job holder may be required to undertake other duties and responsibilities of a similar post in order to support workload peaks and skill shortages to ensure priorities are met.

Qualification, Skills and Abilities

  • Minimum of HND/Degree in Mechanical Engineering
  • 5 – 7 years experience
  • Ensuring high standards of work ethics
  • Maintaining a good relationship with all stake holders in the school community
  • To have good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated professional and energetic
  • Fully flexible regarding working hours and days working weekends out of hours
  • The ability to prioritise works, accommodate conflicting requests, whilst ensuring the day to day functionality of the organisation
  • Ability to identify faults in equipment accurately and quickly when under pressure
  • Relaxed approach to pressurised situations
  • Highly organised with the ability to manage time effectively
  • Excellent H&S Knowledge and Standards
  • To take personal responsibility for own actions.
Deadline: 16th November, 2018.How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should forward their CV to: recruitment.anthony@greenspringsschool.com

Note: Only qualified candidates will be contacted.

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