School Operations Manager
We have an exciting opening at our new Connaught Special School for a driven, ambitious and customer focused School Operations Manager.
As one of the first administrative support staff employed at the new school you will play a key role in working with the Head of School and senior leaders to shape the excellent administrative function that will support staff, pupils and parents.
Initially the Connaught school will open at a temporary site at Upton Cross Primary School (Kirton Road site) whilst the permanent site is constructed at its new home on Royal Road (a short walk from the Prince Regent DLR station) during the 2023/24 academic year.
Our ideal candidate will be naturally organised, able to use their initiative but also know when it is best to work collaboratively. You may already have the advantage of knowing how to use the Google Drive and Google tools to best effect, however if you don’t, a key skill will be your ability to transfer your existing practice from other systems and to develop your knowledge of the applications that you will need to use in the role on a day to day basis.
The job description outlines the spheres of administrative and leadership responsibility that the School Operations Manager will have (general Office Administration, Premises and H&S administration, and a core role in ensuring that ‘front of house’ services are professional and meet the needs of all visitors and parents). The post holder will receive support and guidance from our central support teams in all aspects of the role. Together we will ensure that a highly organised administrative function focuses on the right areas at the right time, enabling the Connaught Special School’s senior leadership team to focus on delivering excellent education to our pupils.
The role will be full time, 52 weeks per year and 36 hours per week.
Learning in Harmony recognises continuous service from other Trust’s and LA maintained schools.
As an employee of the Trust you will have access to our Perbox employee benefits scheme, offering discounts at major high street retailers, and access to an online wellbeing centre.
If you would like to have an informal discussion about the role, or to arrange to visit the school, please email Jennifer.Naish@lihtrust.uk, our Chief Operating Officer.
Advertising period: Monday 6th March 2023 to Monday 27th March
We reserve the right to close the application period earlier based on the number of applications.
Learning in Harmony Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We particularly welcome applications from underrepresented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We are committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in our care and expect all staff to share this commitment. We follow safer recruitment practice and the successful applicant will need a satisfactory enhanced DBS certificate and supportive references.