Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    29 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Other leadership roles
  • Other support roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 35 hours per week

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£69,258 - £73,818

Pay scale

COLAT PO9 scale points 56 to 60

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking a candidate with a proven track record of running operations functions, ideally within an education setting, but expertise within a commercial or charitable setting is welcome. You will need to be able to strategically manage a broad and varied remit, prioritise well and be a good team player. You will be a good communicator, keep lines of communication between your academy based colleagues and trust based colleagues open and constructive at all times. You will need to have the ability to unblock potential hurdles, and be able to get the best out of your direct reports. Some form of finance or business qualification will be desirable, however we will a consider applicants with strong and relevant experience in a similar role.

If you match our ambition and want to join our dedicated team of professionals, we would love to hear from you. Candidates must address the person specification in no more than 1,000 words. Applications must be submitted via the TES portal on the following link

City of London Academies Trust supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

The role is covered by part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 and therefore the ability to speak fluent spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

What the school offers its staff

We invest in and support our staff by keeping their development a priority, and we are proud to have a range of benefits to ensure staff feel valued, including:

    • Teachers' or Local Government Pension schemewith a generous contribution from the Trust
    • Generous annual leave entitlementfor employees who work all year round/52 weeks a year
    • Occupational maternity and adoption pay following 26 weeks of continuous service
    • Sabbatical leave entitlement for up to one year (unpaid) after five years' continuous service
    • Cycle to Work scheme
    • Travelcard Loan scheme
    • Annual training and development opportunities in addition to in-house school INSET and staff development
    • Access to City of London housing allocation scheme.

Further details about the role

The role is full-time, 35 hours per week, all year round, with 29 days annual leave plus bank holidays. We would welcome discussions about the possibility of reduced hours or ‘term-time plus’ but we expect the role to require a minimum of 0.8FTE across the year

Commitment to safeguarding

City of London Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff to share this commitment and to undergo appropriate checks in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, including enhanced DBS checks and a willingness to demonstrate commitment to the standards which flows from City of London Academies Trust vision and values.

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About City of London Academy Islington

School type
Academy, ages 11 to 18
Education phase
View all Secondaryjobs
School size
897 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18

The City of London Academy Islington (COLAI) is a secondary academy, with sixth form within the City of London Academies Trust (CoLAT). COLAT is driven by the ambition to be the best. We believe exceptional leaders create exceptional schools; they transform lives and shape the future of every student.

COLAT currently oversees six secondary academies, three primary academies and one sixth form centre all located in north, south and east London. We combine the heritage and tradition of the Corporation of London with a genuinely innovative, enterprising, and entrepreneurial ethos. We are also committed to providing training and development to all our staff, plus excellent career advancement opportunities within this evolving Trust.

COLAI opened in September 2008, and is mixed, non-selective, with no religious affiliation, committed to providing an exceptional level of pastoral care, academic education and enrichment for every student and joined the City of London Academies Trust in September 2020. We have created a high-quality academy with the highest levels of achievement and self-discipline, and a broad, dynamic curriculum designed to help students achieve the highest personal and academic standards. Since opening in 2009 we have achieved two Outstanding grades from Ofsted. COLAI is based in the heart of an evolving community in Islington, and we value the diversity of our workforce. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds to join our team.

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