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  • Start date details


  • Closing date

    2 October 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    19 September 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

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Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£56,145.00 - £66,782.00 Annually (Actual) Generous pension scheme and benefits package

Operations Director job summary

This is a fantastic and new opportunity for a dedicated and knowledgeable Senior Leader in educational operations within a multi-academy Trust.

Following the retirement of our Operations Director after a successful tenure, we are lookingfor a candidate who can lead in Property Management and Estates (incl PFI), IT, Risk and Compliance Management and Policy, Health and Safety and implementation of our Trust’s GrowthStrategy.Successfuldeliveryinalloftheseoperationalareasiscriticaltothesuccessful operation of our schools, so they can focus on their students.

Youwillline-manageleadersineachofthesekeyareas,aswellasbeingakeymemberofthe senior central leadership team for theTrust.You will work very closely with the HR Director, as wesplitthecurrentroleduetoourTrust’ssize,improvingcapacityforfurthergrowth,aswellas the Trust’s Finance Director.We currently have 11 schools and a SCITT in the Trust, with the ambition to grow further.

Manyofouracademiesserveareasofhighdeprivation,webelieveinmakingadifference by transforming lives and communities. We are a charitable Trust with our values and aims integrated in all that we do.

ThisisakeyappointmentfortheTrust.Youwillbeleadingandworkinginateamfullofpeople whoembracethevaluesofSouthPennineAcademiesandwanttodotheirverybestforallour schoolsandcommunities.Thisrolewillgiveahugeamountofjobsatisfaction,aswellasbeing part of something that is values driven, inclusive and determined to excel.

We’re looking for someone with successful experience of senior operations management in a complexorganisation,withtheabilitytomanageallbusiness-relatedareasandmultipleprojects across a multi-site operation. With sound business judgement, commercial in approach, the successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to implement operational improvement whilst ensuring value for money.

Beingbased at South PennineAcademies Business andTraining Centre,The Gateway, Lowfields Industrial Estate, Elland, HX5 9DL but also working from home, allows for flexible working for this position. If you would like a conversation about the role or a visit to an academy or central office,thenpleasecontactBeccaSzeferbecca.szefer@southpennineacademies.orgwhoisthe PA to the CEO overseeing this process.

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About South Pennine Academies

Multi-academy trust

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