15th January 2020

Operations Manager – 12 months

Reference: BBBH17422

Location: Belfast Job Type: Contract Date Posted: 15/01/2020

Are you an experienced operations & project manager with the ability to work in a fast paced environment?

Do you have excellent stakeholder management skills with an understanding of public sector processes?

Would you like to work for an exciting company on a 12 month contract with possible extension?

We have a very exciting opportunity for a driven project / operations manager to be part of an important organisation in Belfast. If interested or would like more information call Alex on 02890 313157 or email [email protected]

Job Purpose:

  • To work with key stakeholders to improve the operation and presentation of the company remit.
  • To develop, support, manage and execute the project activities of the company in conjunction with the Managing Director.

With a ‘can do’ attitude, you will be able to work to deadlines in a fast-paced environment and possess excellent communications skills. The post holder will work on a broad range of projects and contracts. You will be flexible and adaptable in approach and duties.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Identify challenges within the operation and presentation of the Business Area and work with key stakeholders to develop solutions and deliver tangible improvement.
  • Oversee core contracts and projects. Key aims include improve cleansing; challenge illegal activity; and work towards a ‘greener’ city centre.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with external partners and other relevant public sector bodies and other private sector business organisations.
  • Encourage joined up working and coordinated action in order to challenge illegal activity in the Belfast. (Partners may include NIHE, PSNI etc)
  • Manage tendering processes, contract delivery, project evaluation and budgetary control for key projects. Liaise closely with funders, contractors, outsource partners and relevant statutory agencies to successfully delivery projects.
  • Regular monitoring of the remit area in order to identify and then report any issues to relevant partner e.g. DFI, BCC. Following up to ensure issues are dressed in a timely manner.
  • Increase business participation to improve the operation and presentation of Belfast City Centre.
  • The set-up, coordination and administration of a business working group made up of levy payers, with an oversight function for all projects.
  • Represent the organisation on relevant committees and steering groups.
  • Innovation in relation to policy and new projects for our clients
  • PR – work with external agency to promote the work of the organisation
  • As well as the above, you will be expected to carry out any other reasonable activities as required by the MD and Board.

Person Specification

Qualifications & Experience

  • A relevant third level qualification or at least 3 years’ experience in a project management role with a proven track record of success in achieving objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience managing a budget to deliver agreed outcomes.
  • Demonstrable experience working with a wider team.
  • Demonstrable experience of working with a wide range of partner organisations and stakeholders to deliver business plan objectives.
  • Demonstrable experience working in an organisation which is accountable to a Board of Directors.
  • Demonstrable experience of contract procurement, management and evaluation.


  • Excellent communication skills.
  • A high level of accuracy and attention to detail, proof reading and collating complex information into reports.
  • Excellent IT skills with specific experience of working with databases and MS office applications including MS Outlook.
  • Highly organised with excellent time and project management skills, and with the ability to prioritise a wide range of competing demands.
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to engage and build relationships with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Ability to give presentations to a diverse range of audiences.


  • A positive team player with a can-do attitude.
  • Flexible and adaptable to changing work priorities.
  • Self-motivated and articulate, with excellent planning, organisation and time management skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Demonstrates initiative and personal leadership – can work alone or in a team.
  • Completes tasks to a high standard and is results driven.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with diverse groups.

Next Steps:

Please submit your application or speak to a specialist consultant in Abacus on 02890313157 for a confidential career discussion. Did you know? Abacus is NI’s only Highly Rated Recruiter with 4.5 Stars for customer satisfaction (Independent review site Feefo).

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