Operations Manager

About us

We’re looking for an Operations Manager with a passion for the environment to join our growing team.

Middlemarch Environmental is an award-winning natural environment consultancy that has recently embarked on an exciting period of strategic growth. Headquartered in Coventry and with regional teams across the UK, Middlemarch provides nationwide ecological, arboricultural and biodiversity services, as well as supporting clients with innovative landscape design and nature-based solutions.

Middlemarch has a bold ambition to be the environment consultancy of choice, offering trusted advice that helps to create an enduring natural environment legacy.

Many challenges can arise at the interface of nature and human development. Middlemarch provides expertise to a wide range of public and private sector clients to address these challenges and ensure that the value in nature is fully understood, preserved and, wherever possible, enhanced.

Established in 1989, Middlemarch Environmental is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Warwickshire Wildlife Trust. Collectively, the Wildlife Trusts are the largest voluntary nature and conservation organisation in the UK with over 850,000 members and 35,000 volunteers working to improve nature.

The Role

Over the last 30 years Middlemarch has developed a strong reputation and proven track record as a leader in the field of environmental consultancy. The company is currently going through an exciting period of growth and is looking for an Operations Manager to join our team and help us deliver our ambitious plans.

Reporting to the Associate Director of Operations, this exciting role will work with colleagues from across the business to ensure the efficient and effective allocation of resources across consultancy operations.

Leading a small team, you will be responsible for the scheduling and resourcing of projects as well assupporting consultant teams with project management and client liaison. Other tasks will include process optimisation, supporting the company’s quality management system and working closely with the Systems Manager to ensure the benefits of the project management system are maximised.

The operations team is the central hub of the consultancy, making sure work is completed and maintaining clear lines of communication between consultants and clients. This is a busy, demanding, but highly rewarding role that sits at the very heart of the business.

Skills and Experience

The Operations Manager must be organised and self-motivated with demonstrable experience of managing logistics, resource planning or scheduling of a busy team.

It is vital that the postholder is people-focussed and can communicate clearly, instil a positive team culture, and apply a calm and rational approach to work in what is a busy company with seasonal peaks.

A good understanding of systems and processes is needed, allowing the Operations Manager to identify and implement opportunities for improvement in how the business manages workflows and allocates resource.

Experience of project management systems and competency with Microsoft Office applications is essential.

What we offer

As a part of our team, you’ll be offered a competitive salary in line with your experience and skills, the potential for performance related rewards, company pension, and the opportunity for training and continued professional development.

Middlemarch celebrates diversity and inclusivity in the workplace and is committed to providing fair and equal access to opportunities for all candidates.

How to Apply

If this sounds like an opportunity for you please send us a short CV and a covering letter setting out your interest in the role, your relevant biodiversity/nature-based solutions experience and how you think you can help us achieve our ambitious plans.

Salary range: £21,224 up to £37141, depending on experience. This covers Entry roles, Consultants and Senior roles.