Operations Manager

Hurlingham Polo Association

Location: Oxfordshire
Closing Date: Monday, August 15th 2022

Job Type: Admin / Finance / Human Resources / Management / Operations

Job Description

Operations Manager

Hurlingham Polo Association

Oxfordshire, hybrid working with expectation in office 2-3 days per week

Full time, 35 hours per week 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday. Part-time considered.

Up to £35,000 + 10% pension contribution

28 days holiday per year plus bank holidays

The Hurlingham Polo Association is the governing body for polo in the UK, Ireland and many other countries throughout the world. The HPA is responsible for the regulations and rules under which the game is played. This includes the handicapping of anyone playing in the U.K. or Ireland, and the fixtures list. The HPA also promotes polo generally and provides support to the affiliated clubs in the UK and Ireland and overseas associations.

We are currently seeking an Operations Manager to ensure the finance and operations of the HPA office are well run and sustainable and HPA is meeting its legal obligations.  This role leads on organisational governance, corporate events and the HPA office.  It also leads on the management of finance, HR, health and safety, data protection and IT, much of the specific detail is outsourced to specialists. 

The ideal candidate will have undertaken a similar role previously, managing one or more of the functions listed in the job description.  They must be a self-starter, able to work on own initiative to ensure the HPA is meeting high standards of governance and organisation.  They should have excellent communication skills, both written and verbal and excellent knowledge of Microsoft packages (word, excel, outlook, teams etc) and used to writing and implementing policies.  They will also have some experience of managing outsourced suppliers to an effective outcome. They will be used to working as part of a team and collaboratively. They should have a can-do attitude as we are a small team and you never know what jobs come along! 

The HPA office is a small friendly team based in a barn conversion near Faringdon in Oxfordshire, with free parking but not easily accessed by public transport. The office is very dog friendly and so you will need to be comfortable around dogs. You can bring your own well-behaved dog to the office.

This role is office based 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday, although part-time may be considered. Some weekend working may sometimes be required (e.g. for events) during the polo season (May – Sept) but time off in lieu (TOIL) will be provided for each day or half day worked over a weekend.  Additionally, some infrequent evening working may be required for meetings. 

How to Apply

Closing date: 9am Monday 15th August 2022

If you would like to have a conversation about the role, please contact Anna Hall, CEO of Hurlingham Polo Association on 01367 246 805 (direct line) or email anna.hall@hpa-polo.co.uk

To apply, please send a copy of your CV, together with a covering letter outlining your suitability for the role, by email to: anna.hall@hpa-polo.co.uk. Please provide details of your notice period, where applicable and expected salary.

Anticipated interview dates: 1st round: Online 18th August 2022, 2nd round: face to face 31st August 2022 at Little Coxwell.

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