Chief Operating Officer

Capita Education Recruitment - Perms
02 Feb 2017
02 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

This Multi Academy Trust brings together a group of local schools in South West London in order to ensure high standards of education and a focus on Teaching, Learning and Leadership.

The Chief Operating Officer role will be critical in establishing how shared business functions across the MAT will operate. Being a member of the Trust Executive Leadership Team and reporting directly to the Executive Headteacher, this broad role provides strategic leadership and professional management of all business functions and services including Finance, ICT, Human Resources, Premises, Procurement, Marketing & Communications, Public Relations, Governance, Compliance, Health & Safety and Administration.

Each school in the Trust has its own distinct identity and ethos. They each have their own vision, values and mission statements. They are united in a common belief in the strength of community education and the desire to ensure the entire community has access to the same high standards of education in the individual settings of each school.

This is a highly visible role and the successful candidate will ideally be a fully qualified accountant, a strategic thinker with the gravitas to influence upwards and be accessible to all levels of staff. Working with this highly effective Trust Executive Leadership Team, you will contribute to key decisions of the trust delivered with integrity and professionalism. Previous education experience coupled with charity accounting is highly desirable.