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Project Manager (Business Operations) - Fettes College Guangzhou ˼ѧ

Project Manager (Business Operations)  

Required January 2020

 Job Description


Fettes College Guangzhou is seeking an experienced Project Manager (Business Operations) to lead and direct staff and service providers related to the safe and efficient operation of its new Guangzhou Campus, which will house a premium PK-12 bi-lingual international school.


In the pre-opening year the role will work to support the office and set-up arrangement required for the school on the various offices used by staff as well as assist the Headmaster in successfully delivering the school on time and on budget under the direction of the Schools Advisory Board.


The ideal candidate will have:

   At least 5+ years of project and contract management, operations, and customer service experience. This will ideally have been in a context that includes international staff in an Educational Institution or related service industry

   Team management and compliance experience, working with regulatory bodies, strategic planning, and business development

   University degree or industry related qualification at similar level

   Exemplary written/spoken English, as well as Mandarin.

Job Responsibilities:

Staff Management (all non-teaching roles)

   Provide guidance and technical support to operations staff.

   Assign roles and accountabilities, oversee performance management, identify training and development opportunities, provide coaching and mentoring.

Purchasing and Contract Management

   Oversee the planning, purchase, delivery, and contract management of goods and services and the leasing of campus facilities.

   Ensure the campus meets the short- and long-term needs of the schools, factoring in the upkeep and upgrades of facilities and accommodating student enrollment growth.

Health and Safety

   As health and safety lead for the campus, ensure that all aspects of the campus meet/exceed all related requirements stated by government authorities.

   Ensure that effective and safe transportation is provided by working with either in-house or a third-party transportation provider.

Staff Accommodation

In combination of using our own in-house provision as well and working with the support from a third-party accommodation provider, plan and source appropriate accommodation for applicable staff as required.


   Responsible for operational compliance pertaining to all relevant government authorities.

   Lead the development, implementation, management, and revision of campus operational policies. Ensure that that they properly consider impacted stakeholders and allow for the campus to be compliant with government regulations / other requirements.

Company Description

Bright Scholar, is the largest operator of K-12 schools in China, partnered with Fettes College UK, to bring very best of premium co-educational boarding school in the United Kingdom, to set to Zengcheng, in Guangdong. Fettes College offers on a bilingual footing blend of Chinese National Curriculum (compulsory education) and a British international curriculum to pupils from ages 3-18 years. Fettes College Edinburgh is considered among the highest (academic) performing schools in the United Kingdom.


In this our opening year (starting September 2020), Fettes College Guangzhou will open in years Kindergarten to Grade Nine and will then move to be a full K-12 school. From this opening position, it is expected that in a relatively short period of time the school will operate a full iGCSE and A-Level and IB Programme aiming to be the leading British bilingual and international school in Guangdong and then all of China.


The School will work closely with the local education regulator to ensure that not only are all regulator and accreditation requirements fulfilled but will act as an example of best practice to be shared in many areas of teaching and pupil experience.


We strive to turn out well-educated, globally aware, tolerant and intellectually curious men and women who are ready to take a full, active and positive role in the life of Guangzhou, China and our world. Central to this vision are our teachers and leaders.


The campus team will be required to provide the support of a complete service provision, which will provide all business operational support to the School on a 24/7 basis across the school year and, as required, during vacation periods for school-based camps and activities.


All applications must consist of the following completed documents:

1.      Letter of application (maximum one and a half sides of Garamond 12) addressed to Mr Marco Longmore, Headmaster of Fettes College Guangzhou. Please state clearly in your letter your previous experience, together with details of your strengths and contributions to school life. This should be attached to your electronic application.

2.      CV (maximum 4 sides) naming two referees, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer. This should be attached to your electronic application.

3.      Completed job application form.

Applications should be either emailed to vacancies@fettes.cn.


Please note:

Incomplete applications will not be considered, and that Fettes College Guangzhou reserves the right to make an appointment at any stage of the recruitment process.

Due to the expected high levels of interest in positions at the school, applications will be acknowledged on receipt however, only candidates selected for interview will be contacted within 21 days of the closing date for applications.


Applications will be considered as they are received.

Interviews will be scheduled thereafter.


Fettes College Guangzhou is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Please note that should your application be successful, a police check will be undertaken in the country of origin; in the UK, a disclosure will be requested from the UKs Disclosure and Barring Service.

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