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Operations Manager - Education

Employer
Satarah Recruitment Ltd
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
29 Sep 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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Are you a strong Operations Manager with HR and management skills with experience and keen to work within education or already have experience in this area? If so we have a wonderful new job which will be both rewarding and challenging. Supporting two schools based in Milton Keynes.

Role of Operations Manager:
  • The core purpose being to strategically lead and manage the business innovation, working closely with the central team in managing the financial, premises, personnel and administrative aspects of the academies in order that the Headteachers and other senior leaders can focus on teaching and learning and raising standards.

Main duties:
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational leadership of the two Schools working within the Senior Leadership Team
  • Working closely with Site Team, Network Support Team and Catering team liaising with them to ensure good quality of service at the schools.
  • Working closely with SLT to ensure information about the above services is shared and that each role links strategically to ensure best outcomes for the schools.
  • Liaison and policy development with the central team and partner academies.
  • Managing professional development for all staff such as course bookings etc.
  • Management of first aid training compliance.
  • Leading on the strategic development and implementation of a positive parental engagement strategy across the academies.
  • Liaison with the local community, the home and other agencies.
  • Leading and monitoring the administration team, the development of resources and finance administration.
  • Liaise with the trust to ensure effective support for the safe and efficient running of the academies.
  • To lead on implementation and monitoring of systems that supports the development of the academies and are fit for purpose.
  • Work with the SLT to ensure that information is shared, and that each role link strategically to ensure positive outcomes for all children.

Experience:
  • Previous experience of working as a Business or Operations Manager in a school or similar organisation
  • Successful leadership and management experience in a school, or in a relevant field outside education
  • Ability to build effective working relationship with staff and other stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of Health & Safety Legislation
  • An understanding of school management issues and the role of the Governing body and trust
  • Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences and have effective ICT skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organise personal workload and set own priorities
  • Able to work under pressure to meet deadlines
  • Understanding of Equality of Opportunities in employment
  • Understanding of Data Protection
  • Knowledge of Terms and Conditions of employment
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Positive and flexible attitude to work
  • Relevant personal and professional development
  • Working in an environment where experiences included taking initiative and self-motivation
  • Ability to think creatively to anticipate and solve problems

Qualifications and training:
  • The Operations Manager should possess the following:
  • Relevant finance/accountancy qualification such as ISBL accreditation
  • A relevant professional management qualification
  • Willing to undertake all relevant training as requested

Personal attributes:
  • High levels of honesty and integrity
  • Be able to maintain confidentiality
  • Be able to remain impartial
  • Have a flexible approach to working hours
  • Be sympathetic to the needs of others
  • Have an openness to learning and change
  • Have a positive attitude to personal development and training
  • Have good interpersonal skills
  • Communicate effectively (both orally and in writing) to a variety of audiences and have effective ICT skills
  • Punctual and reliable

The Benefits
  • 28 days + Bank Holidays
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Corporate Eye Care scheme
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Training where identified/requested
  • Salary £32000-39000pa DOE

To discuss this role in more detail and your experience please contact Esther or Anna at Satarah Recruitment Limited.
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