Operations Manager

Operations Manager

As an Operations Manager you are responsible for the management of the overall operations of an organisation; including managing processes, budget, human resources, IT and inventory. You will help set the business strategy and make important decisions. This role is great for anyone who is both detail-focused and capable of seeing the big picture, and who is a team player.

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Average Salary

£30,000 - £52,000

Work Location


What does this role involve?

Typical duties include:

  • Developing and implementing strategies and plans that align with the organisation’s goals
  • Managing projects and budgets
  • Supervising staff
  • Ensuring compliance with regulations and standards
  • Managing relationships with external stakeholders


  • Analytical thinking
  • Communication
  • Leadership
  • Organisation
  • Problem-solving


  • GCSE grades A*-C
  • A-Levels
  • Operations or relevant Foundation Degree
  • T Level in Operations or related subject
  • Level 4 NVQ, equivalent Level 5 Diploma or equivalent Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship in Operations or related subject

Example Qualifications

  • Level 4 NVQ
  • Level 5 Award
  • Level 5 Certificate
  • Level 5 Diploma
  • Level 5 Higher Apprenticeship


  • East Anglia: £36,018
  • East Midlands: £35,815
  • London: £52,373
  • North East: £37,238
  • North West: £37,814
  • Scotland: £37,814
  • South East: £37,025
  • South West: £30,648
  • Wales: £40,575
  • West Midlands: £32,346
  • Yorkshire The Humber £35,625

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