Do you have a passion for working with young people in a school environment? Do you want to join a brand new college with excellent opportunities for development and professional growth?

UTC Portsmouth is looking to recruit the following post to join a committed team of passionate and professional staff who will support pupils, and the college to establish a supportive and exciting environment in which all students can thrive.

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Director of Operations

We are looking for an outstanding candidate to join our senior team as Director of Operations commencing in Autumn 2019.

This role has become available because the current postholder has secured a promoted position at a regional level. The successful applicant will hold a key role on the Senior Leadership Team with the Principal, Vice Principal and two Assistant Principals. You will be responsible for the strategic, financial growth of the college including income generation, estate management and management of resources. You will be in charge of all human resources activities and be responsible for the management and training of our growing support staff team. The Director of Operations will adopt a keen commercial approach and understand the benefits of marketing and liaison activities in order to sustain healthy student recruitment and maintain great relationships with our employer partners.

We aim to fill this exciting position from late September 2019 but also understand that the right candidate may have to work a period of notice. Though not essential, the successful candidate would ideally have understanding of the education sector as well as some relevant accounting experience.

UTC Portsmouth offers the best kind of environment; excellent facilities, very supportive colleagues, outstanding students, range of staff benefits. This role offers a fantastic career opportunity within a modern college environment. Visits to the college by prospective candidates are warmly welcomed.

Closing date: Friday 13th September 2019.  We reserve the right to close the post early if suitable and sufficient applications are received so please therefore apply as soon as possible.


As a growing college, vacancies can frequently arise. We therefore welcome strong applications from prospective candidates at any time.

We can offer you:

  • a modern, purpose built and well equipped college

  • highly competitive salaries and leave entitlements

  • state of the art facilities and resources

  • the opportunity to work with highly motivated students and parents

  • a small, cohesive and mutually supportive staff team

  • access to the Teacher Pension Scheme and Local Government Pension Scheme

  • established links to high profile employer partners and access to new and emerging partners

  • free access to an online Employee Benefits Portal offering access to a wide range of discounts and offers

  • free access to an Employee Assistance Programme offering personal, physical, emotional and wellbeing advice and guidance

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