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Operations Manager (dual site)

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: Scale Point 23-30 £27,741 - £33,782 full time equivalent, salary will be pro rata (depending on experience)    

Working weeks: 41 weeks

Working hours: 37 hours and permanent role

Closing date: 8th January 2021

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced and versatile Operations Manager to join the senior leadership teams and lead our two schools on the next phase of their journey. The successful candidate will strategically lead and manage the business innovation, working closely with the central team in managing the financial, premises, personnel and administrative aspect of the schools in order that the Headteachers and other senior leaders can focus on teaching and learning raising standards.  The two schools are part of the East Midlands Academy Trust and are within very close proximity of each other in the Springfield are of Milton Keynes.  A key part of the role will be to embed and blend the trust’s systems, processes and protocols to ensure efficiency in priority areas.

This role is key to the success of the schools and we want an Operations Manager who has a positive attitude, who cares about making a difference to the outcomes of our pupils and the development of the skilled team already in post at the schools.  They will need to be a team player who can multitask effectively, motivate others and demonstrate a commitment to high standards.

The successful candidate will:

  • have experience in working in a school or business environment at a senior level;
  • have a recognisable qualification in school business management, accountancy, business administration;
  • have the leadership skills to support the Headteachers, lead school teams and build successful working relationships across all disciplines of finance, HR, IT, premises and administration;
  • have excellent interpersonal skills and share the school’s aims and ethos;
  • have the desire to continue to grow and learn;
  • be able to demonstrate strong IT skills including Word, Excel etc.  

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

  • Continuous professional development and training opportunities
  • Dedicated support from our central finance and HR team
  • Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools
  • A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation
  • A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme
  • Childcare vouchers scheme
  • A corporate eye care plan

We truly believe that the children are and should be at the centre of all we do.  Our dedicated staff encourage all our children to grow, making learning fun and challenging, supporting each other to achieve this, creating a real family feel.

Through our developing curriculum and caring ethos we ensure all our children get the learning opportunities and experiences they deserve to enable them to flourish.  We are an integral part of wider community and pride ourselves in developing positive working relationships with our parents and families, as well as the wider community. 

Do you want a role where you can demonstrate your skills and make a positive impact on our schools and children’s lives?

If you feel that you would like to become part of our team, we look forward to hearing from you. 

For more information or an informal discussion please email or contact Hena or Lorna in the HR team, 07711 925992

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert before the closing date if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.



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EMAT non teaching Employment Application Form new version Jan 2019 10th Dec 2018 Download
Operations Manager job description 18th Dec 2020 Download
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