School Operations Manager

Pay QKS(MAT) Grade J £31,401 FTE (pro-rata £29,388)
07 Oct 2018
04 Nov 2018
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Contract Type
Full Time

Our clients are seeking to appoint a highly motivated and dynamic School Operations Manager to undertake this important role to provide professional leadership and management to the school support structures. Based in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria.

Pay QKS(MAT) Grade J £31,401 FTE (pro-rata £29,388)

Permanent Full Time – 37 hours per week

 This is a unique and exciting opportunity to play a pivotal role in the work of the school and to make a visible difference to the lives of their students.

The Schools Operations Manager Role includes:

The School Operations Manager is the school’s leading support staff professional and supports the Senior Leadership team to support the Headteacher and their deputies to ensure that the schools meets its educational aims.

Responsibility for providing professional leadership and management to school support staff in partnership with teaching staff, to enhance their effectiveness in order to achieve improved standards of learning and achievement in the school.

To promote the highest of standards of business ethos within the administrative function of the school and strategically ensure the most cost effective use of resources in support of the school’s operation and improvement priorities.

Responsible for Financial Resource Administration and monitoring, Administration Management, Human Resource Administration, Facility and Property Management, Health & Safety Management, Catering alongside supporting the ICT Technical Services Manager in the daily ICT Operations.

All of the above responsibilities are fully supported by the Multi Academy’s Trust Management Team. A close working relationship with the MAT Management Team is essential.

The successful School Operations Manger will have the following skills & experience:

Certificate in School Business Management or higher and a Professional Accounting Qualification (e.g. AAT or above) is desirable.

Degree Level or equivalent qualification or minimum of three years’ experience in an equivalent role is essential.

Experience of educational management information systems e.g. SIMS / Sage

Evidence of successfully working with staff at all levels of the organisation including leading and motivating staff

Experience of running an administration department(s)

Knowledge and experience of a variety of financial management systems, processes and procedures i.e. Bank Reconciliations / VAT

A working knowledge of facilities management

A working knowledge of H&S legislation

An understanding of procurement, contracts, risk assessments,H&S and traded services

Experience of working effectively with a wide range of external agencies and partners

An understanding of educational management issues

Evidence of sound financial management and budget setting

Experience of working in an educational environment

The school is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure via the

Disclosure & Barring Services (DBS)

Excellent interpersonal skills with an ability to challenge whilst using tact and diplomacy

An ability to manage conflict management strategies

Excellent organisational skills with an ability to use initiative and work independently

The ability to manage change

Creative and strategic thinking

Be sociable, confident and a communicator with professional presence

A commitment to high educational, professional and personal standards

A relentless drive for excellence

An ability to keep calm under pressure

The capacity to motivate staff

The ability to understand the importance of and demonstrate confidentiality

The Company

This School has a very simple goal, to ensure that all their students are supported and stretched to reach their potential and leave as happy, well-rounded individuals with the qualifications and skills they need for the next stage in their lives. 

If you are interested in this fantastic opportunity please click on the link and send your CV TODAY!

Closing date: Wednesday 24 October noon

Interviews to be held: Thursday 1 November

To start: January 2019

If you have not heard from them by w/c 29 October, please