Operations Manager

Northampton International Academy, Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN1 1AA

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  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    31 January 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    23 January 2022

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary

£29,577.00 - £38,890.00 Annually (FTE)

Actual salary


Operations Manager job summary

Start date: As soon as possible

Salary: SCP 25-35 £29,577-£38.890 FTE pro rata £26,709.89-£35,276.59

Working weeks – 41 weeks

Working hours: 37 hours and permanent role

Closing date: Monday 31st January

Shortlisting Monday 31st January

Interviews TBC

A great opportunity has arisen for an experienced and versatile Operations Manager to join the leadership team at the largest school within East Midlands Academy Trust, Northampton International Academy on the next phase of their journey. The successful candidate will strategically lead and manage the business innovation, working closely with the central team in managing the financial, premises, personnel and administrative aspect of the school in order that the Head of School and other senior leaders can focus on teaching and learning raising standards. A key part of the role will be to embed and blend the trust’s systems, processes and protocols to ensure efficiency in priority areas.

This role is key to the success of NIA and we want an Operations Manager who has a positive attitude, who cares about making a difference to the outcomes of our pupils and the development of the skilled team already in post. They will need to be a team player who can multitask effectively, motivate others and demonstrate a commitment to high standards.

The successful candidate will:

• have experience in working in a school or business environment at a senior level;

• have a recognisable qualification in school business management, accountancy, business administration;

• have the leadership skills to support the Headteachers, lead school teams and build successful working relationships across all disciplines of finance, HR, IT, premises and administration;

• have excellent interpersonal skills and share the school’s aims and ethos;

• have the desire to continue to grow and learn;

• be able to demonstrate strong IT skills including Word, Excel etc.

Northampton International Academy is a local school with a global vision and this is at the very core of our curriculum offer. Every school in the East Midlands Academy Trust (EMAT) is committed to providing the highest standard of education so that all children are supported to be the best that they can be. This will be achieved by the delivery of a well-planned and highly effective curriculum which is driven by our values. We believe in the transformational power of education. Transformation is in the very fabric of our building, having been transformed from the derelict and disused Royal Mail sorting office into a state-of-the-art educational facility.

Even in this difficult time of pandemic, we have managed to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum, with key stage 3 learners accessing the specialist facilities on a rotational basis. In addition to our subject-based curriculum, our character education has been introduced throughout our all-through school as its DNA from reception through to Year 13. This character curriculum helps to prepare children for future learning and their adult lives. Focusing on the characteristics of Responsibility, Collaboration, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration, our DNA of NIA complements our subject curriculum and our House system.

As a school, we are still growing. Therefore, we have a range of exciting opportunities for a September start. Please do watch the video of our school poem 'What We Are Made Of' to get to know us better. https://youtu.be/X8HFh1OarE4

By working for our Trust, you’ll be able to take advantage of a wealth of professional development and support opportunities, as well as a range of employee benefits.

These include:

• Continuous professional development and training opportunities

• Dedicated support from our school improvement team

• Career and leadership opportunities within our growing family of schools

• A Trust employee forum with representatives from across the organisation

• A confidential 24-hour Employee Assistance Programme

• Childcare vouchers scheme

• A corporate eye care plan

• Flu jabs for all staff

• Cycle to work scheme

• State of the art Fitness suite

• Headspace

For more information please contact Lorna Stockwell on 07500 559281 or email recruitment@emat.uk

COVID-19 considerations:

We have a comprehensive COVID-19 risk assessment for all on-site working to ensure the health and safety of staff and pupils.

A Note for Recruitment Agencies

We have a team of internal recruiters and we advertise our vacancies to attract candidates and not agency suppliers. If we need agency assistance then we will reach out to our trusted partners. Any speculative CVs we receive will not be accepted as an introduction.

EMAT reserve the right to withdraw this advert early if a suitable candidate is found.

EMAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). References will be taken up before interviews are offered

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, gender reassignment or age.

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About Northampton International Academy

School type
Free School, ages 4 to 18
School size
1821 pupils enrolled
Age range
4 to 18
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Northampton International Academy is part of the East Midlands Academy Trust, it is an all through school, 4–19, and opened in September 2016. In July 2019, the academy achieved an Ofsted rating of Good.
It is a fantastic time to join NIA as it has its first Year 11 and 13 intake, as well as further groups in the primary phase and by September 2021 the school will have over 2000 pupils. This will make NIA one of the largest free schools in the country.
The children and staff at Northampton International Academy are currently completing the opening chapters of its history. The DNA of NIA is set by our High Expectations and Global Vision and we are building into the curriculum for all year groups our Character Drivers: Collaboration, Responsibility, Respect, Care, Excellence and Aspiration. By instilling these characteristics in our learners, they will flourish both within school and beyond as they set out to create their own histories

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