• Posted on Nov 24, 2022
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Job Title: Operations Manager

Reference: AJ0844

Company: Vita Play

Based in: Winchester

Contact name: Martin Burgess

Contact email: [email protected]

Operations Manager (Playground Construction/Installation & Maintenance) is required by a leading Playground Specialist, to take ownership of the operations.

This is a prominent position in a fast-moving company covering mainly Hampshire and surrounding areas, including a few remote sites around the UK. You will lead a team of approximately 20 operatives and engage with and support all staff to effectively deliver the services of, Playground Equipment installation, Safety and General Surfacing, maintenance of equipment in line with service level agreements.

You will report directly to the Managing Director. You will be working for a leading company in this space which prides itself on the reputation and success, setting the pace and standards to competitors. This is a well-established company with an impressive portfolio of blue-chip clients across several sectors.

Accountabilities: Managing a P&L budget. Identifying opportunities for added value/cost saving. Act as the point of escalation for the client in the event of any issues and addressing any concerns appropriately and efficiently thus maintaining good communication and working relationships. Responsible for delivery of both planned, reactive and maintenance works in line with contract agreements and meeting Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). Monitoring and overseeing any subcontractors to ensure works carried out meet the required quality and safety during execution

Provide leadership for all employees and engage with the sales team to discuss solutions for delivering better services and feedback on the end project or service delivery. Responsibility for all members of operations staff, along with strategic engagement with sales.

Assisting training to current and new operatives to an appropriate level performing to or above expectations. Implementing an effective team balance and identifying a hiring policy to hire the best talent to further support the growth and delivery of services. Implementing and delivering an effective health and safety strategy and ensuring good compliance levels.

Experience and Requirements: Previous Management experience is required. You will have successfully managed budgets You must have a construction background and or, direct Playground Equipment/installation knowledge. Experience within Landscaping, Groundworks or general construction environments required. You must hold construction qualification to demonstrate experience and ability with Operational experience preferred.

You will need to have a strong all-around knowledge that includes, reading drawings, programming works, ability to mark up and set out work, plan meticulously for site mobilisation and coordinating deliveries of all plant and equipment to meet timelines. Understanding works that will include, excavations, general landscaping, foundations, and concrete work, assembling various units of play equipment and installation of the equipment to precise instructions and drawings. Fast thinking and ability to adapt, organise and schedule work ahead.

A leader who can support the operatives to best deliver and work efficiently and effectively in their duties. You will plan strategically to maximise efficiency of all operatives, logistics and deliver the projects on budget and within time constraints. You must have managed a large team and be able to position yourself in the core of operations and be available to the team as effectively as possible.


You will be joining a fantastic company whose business model is to grow with focus on training and development of their staff. Keeping staff turnover as low as possible. Ensuring client relationships are maintained and developed to deliver a valued service for both the client and the company’s reputation. Depending on experience this job will pay a salary and commission between £45k – £65k.

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