Director of Operations
Key Senior Executive role in one of Tokyo's leading international Schools
One of the best organisations in Tokyo to work for in regards work-life balance
About Our Client
The British School in Tokyo, is a leader in the provision of a first-class, values-driven international education.
Presently the school provides education to more than 1000 students from age 3 to 18 and has over 50 nationalities across two central Tokyo campuses, Shibuya and Sangenjaya.
The Director of Operations reports to the Principal and will work closely with the Heads of Primary and Secondary and the Business Director (Bursar).
The role will oversee essential day-to-day administrative support services, including IT, student transport and off-site trips.
Strategic Leadership and Supervision of the School's Human Resources Team: ensuring that the school is a caring, inclusive organisation providing an outstanding example of best practice in all HR matters.
Property and facilities: The school currently operates on sites that require effective communication and the maintenance of good relations with organisations that also use the same space. The role also assumes primary responsibility for the security of students and staff on school grounds, across various sites.
Health and Safety and Compliance with Local Regulations: Lead in maintaining the highest standards of Health and Safety, in line with best practice of other international schools around the world.
Administrative Support Services and Student Transport and Trips: In addition to taking overall responsibility for administrative support, the Director of Operations may also assume direct line management of administrative support staff.
IT (and Data Management): The Director of Operations will assist the Principal and educational staff and IT Manager, with the overall planning and directing of the School's IT and Data Management strategy.
The Successful Applicant
The successful candidate is likely to be a strategic thinker, a confident communicator and well-organised with a proven track record of people and operations management in a multi-cultural environment.
Expertise in human resource administration (particularly in relation to compliance with Japanese labour regulations) or in facilities management would be an advantage, as would experience of operational budget planning and management.
There may be opportunities for the role to include further financial responsibilities depending on the candidate.
Fluency in English is essential; advanced or fluent Japanese would be a substantial advantage.
What's on Offer
In addition to a highly competitive salary some of the great benefits of working at the BST include:
- Great Central Tokyo location
- One of the best organisations in Tokyo to work for in regards work-life balance
- Regular office hours with very minimum overtime requirements
- 40 days of holiday per year
- Great Central Tokyo location
- Primary language of the BST is English and office is made up of English, Japanese and French speakers
- Subsidized Rates for employee's families to attend BST