Operations Manager

We have an exciting opportunity to recruit an Operations Manager to lead our Contract Management Team of circa 32 people, providing administration, billing and property management support to our major contracts and public sector frameworks. This is a varied position with a multitude of day to day tasks, no two days will be the same and there will be a lot of job satisfaction to be had within this role! 
Business Services
Contract Management Team
Contract Type
Working Hours
Full Time

MAIN TASKS (but not limited to); 

  • Day to day management of the Contract Management Team (CMT) which includes HR - welfare, absence management, staff performance and recruitment activities.
  • Driving best practice and continual improvement through Standard Operating procedures (SOPs), Operational manuals & workflows, customer service excellence and inter-team cross training with a ‘Lean Working’ approach.
  • Ensure compliance with ISO Accreditations
  • Ensuring conformity & compliance with contractual obligations, through an in-depth knowledge of each contract and framework specifications.
  • Assisting the Head of Contract Management with new contract & framework mobilisation to ensure all new processes and procedures are identified and implemented.
  • Following processes for Change Management.
  • Produce reports which detail the delivery of the team against each contract, identifies issues, take the appropriate action to resolve the issues.
  • Delivery of monthly internal client reporting to key stakeholders
  • Produce and deliver a monthly Operations Board report 
  • Work with the Business Excellence team to improve systems capability, increase automation and reduce manual processes
  • Working closely with Business Services ‘Heads’ to ensure contractual obligations are identified and met.
  • Manage the relationship with the client so that there is complete understanding of any issues regarding the service delivery including any outstanding debt, working closely with the CMT Credit Controller.
  • Production of Client and Internal financial reporting.
  • Co-ordinate meetings between the Client and Partners in terms of overall delivery of each contract.
  • Preparation and compliance with internal and external business audits.
  • Working with the Supply Chain manager to ensure a compliant supply chain.


We are seeking an Operations Manager who is an excellent team leader with strong managerial skills. You will be process driven with good interpersonal and communication skills (verbally and written), you will hold project/programme management experience with the ability to handle and manage more than one project at a time, or a large project with multiple strands. Experience of lean working and proven ability to lead, manage and motivate a team within best practice and service delivery focused is key! It would be an advantage but not essential to be a PRINCE II Practitioner or MSP Programme Management qualified.


We offer a highly competitive rewards package including group pension, flexible benefits, referral schemes and generous annual leave. 

As an equal opportunity employer, with the Investors in People Gold accreditation, we are dedicated to driving diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Learning and development is important to us; we encourage everyone to continue developing to optimise their performance and fulfil their potential. We have an agile flexible working policy; many of our team work flexibly, we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you. We enjoy what we do, and we do it well, which is why 80% of our business comes from repeat clients. 


Since 1855, Carter Jonas has grown to be one of the largest and most respected property consultancies in the UK with a network of 34 offices across England and Wales, employing more than 900 partners and employees.

Our tailored service and Simply Better Advice have enabled us to forge lasting, intelligent and trusting partnerships with our clients. These long-standing relationships are our most important and most closely protected asset. From private landowners to local authorities, pension funds to farmers – our universe of client experience is among the most varied in UK property.

We employ the very best people. We are a place where people want to work, and our culture is both collaborative and business minded. We have experts in every field who deliver long term advice that enhances our clients’ future prosperity.

Ahead of the curve, we are pioneering in the use of technology within the property industry, making Carter Jonas a hugely exciting place to work.


  • Approachable – We treat every relationship with respect, integrity, and warmth
  • Effective – We do what we say we will, we do it well and we are accountable
  • Ambitious – We are ambitious for our clients and for our firm


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