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  • Posted: Mar 5, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • St Andrew’s School, Turi is highly respected in Kenya and regarded as one of the leading international schools in East Africa. Numbering 550 pupils, it comprises two semi-autonomous schools: a Preparatory School of circa 220 pupils between the ages of 3 and 13 and a Senior School of circa 330 pupils between the ages of 13 and 18. It is fully coeducatio...
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    Director Operations & Projects

    The Role

    St Andrew’s, Turi is seeking to appoint a Director Operations & Projects  (DOP) who will provide strategic direction and leadership to the School’s operations and quality assurance in the deliver services across the whole School. Reporting to the Director, this position is responsible for the management and development of management procedures and methodologies to ena-ble the School achieve it objectives on efficiency of service delivery. The role has a significant strategic element to it and the appointee will be expected to play a leading part in planning and implementation of all existing and future infrastructure plans/projects of the School. The DOP will be a member of the School’s most senior committee, the School Executive Committee (SEC), which is responsible for the overall direction and development of the School. The DOP will also be a member of the Senior Management Teams of both the Senior and Preparatory Schools, attending meetings where appropri-ate, and will work closely with the two Heads as well as the Director of Finance & Strategy. S/he will line manage, motivate and develop a team of six full and part-time staff. The DOP reports to the Director of St Andrew’s School who bears overall responsibility for the strategic development of the School as a whole and oversees the work of the two Heads who run their respective Schools. The appointment is seen as critical to the School’s success and the ap-pointee will play a central role in the development and implementation of the School’s future development strategic plans and the Master Plan of the School.


    The overarching responsibilities of the DOP include:

    • Map out, analyse and manage the improvement and streamlining of key Oper-ationsprocesses.
    • Lead as the operations expert in automation of required processes.
    • Spearhead the development, implementation, periodic testing, and continual improvement/simplification of the School’s Business Continuity Plan (BCP)
    • Lead in planning and implementing infrastructure plans/projects (current & future) aimed at achieving cost efficiencies.
    • Participate in the selection and the subsequent day to day management of the various outsourced service providers within the School including Service Level Agreements (SLAs).
    • Responsible for the development, implementation and monitoring of Service Level Agreements (SLAs) for all service providers within the Operations func-tion.
    • Advising the SEC and the Board of Governors about trends in the International School sector and contributing to the formulation of the School’s strategic plans
    • Develop and implement operational policies and guidelines to inform opera-tional activities in the School.

    Person SpecificationSkills and Attributes

    • Proactive, sound judgement combined with the highest standards of per-sonal integrity, energy, stamina, enthusiasm and a sense of humour
    • Ability to work dynamically and flexibly as part of a leadership team, to show initiative and imagination and the ability to inspire others
    • The presence, intellect, tact and credibility to represent the School at all levels and to a variety of audiences, both internal and external
    • Vision, creative flair and commercial acumen combined with the ability to operate at a strategic level
    • Client focused and target driven
    • High levels of discretion and confidentiality
    • The ability to manage and prioritise a diverse workload, to meet deadlines, and to work calmly under pressure
    • Highly literate and numerate, excellent in the use of IT and in the develop-ment of operational systems
    • High work standards evidenced by a consistently thorough detailed and organised approach

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    Pastoral Matron

    The Role

    St Andrew’s Prep School is seeking to appoint a Pastoral Matron who will assist the  house parents in ensuring the welfare of the pupils within the boarding house teams and act as a model in all areas to pupils within the boarding house. Reporting to the House parent in the respective boarding house, the Pasto-ral Matron will be  expected to take care of pupils, with particular respon-sibility for their health, mental, emotionally and general well-being. They will also be responsible for the supervision of cleanliness and organisation in the dorm. They will be expected to liaise with the House parents in mat-ters  related to health and safety. 

    Person Specification

    Working at St Andrew’s, Turi, is an exciting and dynamic experience. We look to recruit committed and resourceful staff, who are looking to not only develop their skills and leadership capacities, but also embrace new experiences and challenges. There are some things that are essential to working with us. The successful candi-date will need to be able to support the School's aims and Christian ethos. They will have to have attained a certificate in their high school education or its equiv-alentcoupledwithoneyearexperienceasaMatroninaboardingschool.Thesuc-cessful candidate will be expected to have a good command of the English lan-guage both spoken and written.  Beyond that we want to have staff who love working as part of a team; who are first-class communicators and who are passionate about the subjects and pupils they teach; who are creative and diligent in their planning; who are adaptable, energetic and resilient. Experience of working in a School environment, or in boarding, for a period of one year would be desirable,  Above all, what matters is a commitment to help us pro-vide a world-class education for our children

    Method of Application

    Applications are encouraged as early as possible. These should be submitted by email to the HR Director at [email protected] and include: a completed application form, a brief covering letter and a CV. Application forms are availa-ble on the School website, or from the HR Director.

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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