OPERATIONS MANAGER Salary Scale PO4, Point 41 (range 41-44) - Actual FTE salary range £36,379 - £39,177 Pattern of hours – 37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm each day with half an hour unpaid lunch break and a 3.30pm finish one day per week The position is all year round or alternatively for a reduced number of weeks per year in line with academy term times, by agreement We are seeking to appoint, as soon as possible, a dynamic and highly organised Operations Manager who will provide strategic and operational support to the senior leadership team and be responsible for managing the efficient and robust delivery of a wide range of business support services to the Academy. This exciting opportunity is a new post for the academy and will play a central role in developing and enhancing our operational delivery, with responsibility for the Finance, Administration, Catering and Site Teams. The role will also have operational responsibility for marketing and communication and legal and compliance. Excellent communication, IT and business management skills are essential as well as the ability to coach, lead and manage teams, think strategically and implement change. You will be decisive, willing to take the initiative and work autonomously but also work well as part of a team. Ilkley Grammar School is an Ofsted ‘Outstanding’, vibrant 11-18 comprehensive, with over a 400 year tradition of serving the local community. We are committed to Personal Best as reflected in our Vision and Values: “Our vision at Ilkley Grammar School is to provide an exceptional, inclusive learning experience at the heart of our community. Our students will achieve their academic personal best and will be equipped with the confidence and skills to make a positive difference to their own lives and the lives of others. We will achieve this through modelling our core values and attributes in the way we work together.” We are the founding and lead school of the Moorlands Learning Trust and a member of the Red Kite Teaching School Alliance with a firm commitment to school to school support and developing highly effective collaborative practices. Our Ofsted inspection of March 2017 confirmed us as an ‘Outstanding’ school in all areas, where we have “pupils (who) demonstrate extremely positive attitudes to learning” and where “pupils’ behaviour in and around the school is exemplary.” Summary of the post: As a member of the Associate Leadership Team, assist in ensuring that the Academy meets its strategic and operational aims. Ensure the delivery of effective and efficient business and operational services We offer: the opportunity to make a real difference students with ‘highly positive attitudes to learning’ a very calm and orderly school with high expectations and an ethos of trust and care a strong commitment to mobile technologies with iPads issued to all teaching staff and students very supportive parents and Governors a location on the edge of Ilkley Moor in beautiful Wharfedale with good transport links to Leeds and Bradford Closing date for applications: 8am Thursday 22st March 2018 Provisional interview date: Wednesday 28th March 2018 For further details, including our specific application requirements for this post, please visit our school website by clicking the button below. Ilkley Grammar School is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the protection and safeguarding of children and young people in our recruitment procedures and in all our work across and beyond school. The school adheres to statutory guidelines in respect to safe recruitment. All persons employed by the school, in any capacity, will undergo an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and confirmation of employment is subject to a successful outcome. All teaching staff members recruited by the school have their eligibility to teach checked with the DfE.