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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    8 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    21 June 2024

Job details

Job role

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

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Starting salary of £55,000

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are looking for:

  • An experienced line manager with excellent communication and team building skills.
  • Ability and confidence to coach and mentor colleagues.
  • A professional with validated operational management experience.
  • Experience of managing operations in a multi establishment organisation or relatable experience.
  • Experience of developing a high-quality administrative service.
  • Strong problem-solving capabilities.
  • Ability to present operational proposals in a simple and effective way to senior internal collaborators.
  • Strong collaborator management skills, including an ability to set expectations and balance conflicting demands.
  • Report writing and presenting to a variety of audiences.
  • Excellent IT skills.
  • Ability to effectively contribute to the review and development of policies and procedures.
  • You must have strong organisational skills and a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to adapt to changing and diverse workload with autonomy and resilience.
  • Demonstrate a positive, proactive and professional approach at all times.

What the school offers its staff

We will offer you:

  • Highly competitive pay above national average.
  • Excellent facilities and resources.
  • Access to an outstanding professional development programme.
  • A respectful working environment.
  • Supportive, friendly colleagues who are committed to each other’s professional development.
  • A chance to become part of United Learning, one of the largest groups of academies in the country.
  • Opportunities to work collaboratively with colleagues in each academy, across the Cluster and United Learning.
  • Excellent employee benefits which include a highly sought-after pension scheme with high employer contributions.
  • Access to training through the Apprenticeship Levy.
  • Perkbox benefits platform.
  • Free on-site parking.
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).
  • We encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

Further details about the role

We are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and experienced individual to manage Operations over the Yorkshire Cluster of United Learning academies.

The academies are Secondary schools based in Barnsley and Sheffield; Barnsley Academy, Sheffield Park Academy and Sheffield Springs Academy, with a fourth joining in the near future.

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a managerial role within the Cluster, to embed systems and processes and lead the Operations Team.

This role requires a highly focussed individual who is organised and passionate about making a difference for our academies and the local communities. The successful candidate will be a highly efficient individual with outstanding attention to detail. This is a challenging role that will bring many rewards.

Commitment to safeguarding

United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employees will, in accordance with statutory guidance, be subject to a comprehensive checking process including references from current and previous employers, health, Right to Work in the UK, an Enhanced DBS check and a further check against the appropriate barred list.

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About Sheffield Park Academy

School type
Academy, Christian, ages 11 to 19
Education phase
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School size
1198 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 19

Sheffield Park Academy is an 11-19 school and is part of the United Learning group. As part of United Learning our aim is to bring out ‘the Best in Everyone’ and we continuously strive to ensure that students and staff have every opportunity to succeed, with their potential developed to the utmost

Arranging a visit to Sheffield Park Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@unitedlearningyorks.org.uk.

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