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Chief Operating Officer

Raleigh Learning TrustNottingham

Our Multi Academy Trust (MAT) has two special schools, two alternative education schools and one primary school, which currently supports approximately 1,100 students and 250 staff. Over the next three years, we intend to increase the number of schools to nine, reflecting the LGB Cluster arrangements and the Board’s ambition to secure self-sustaining improvement systems. Our Chief Operating Officer (COO) will be a key component of that expansion, ensuring that the service proposition is something that new partners will want to join. 

Up to this point the Trust’s CFO and Operations Manager have worked closely with the CEO to put in place the building blocks for services such as Financial Management, ICT, Estate Management, Legal and Compliance guidance and Human Resources. As shared services, these are ready for a period of significant development, as we seek to ensure all services provided are measured to evaluate the success with which they deliver support. A set of services that at times will be directing, they will also have the capacity to listen, understand and adjust to the needs of each individual school. Measuring our success is an essential way for us to ensure quality and value for money. With the development of qualitative and quantitative key performance indicators, we will identify those areas which where we must improve upon. 

We will identify those measurable aspects of service provision that ensure we never fall short, include robust appraisals to ensure that our staff are motivated to deliver development plans in each service area and to cultivate a talent management framework to promote from within as we grow. 

The Chief Operating Officer, will focus their energy and skill in the following four service areas to ensure each area has strategic leadership and a clear model of what our schools should expect. 

• Estate Management Services 

• Catering Services 

• ICT Services 

• HR Services 

Salary Grade and Range 

Salary subject to annual review by Remuneration Committee.

Salary estimate £60,000 - £65,000, negotiable for exceptional candidate (with expected growth over the next 5 years as the Trust expands) 

Working Pattern 

Permanent Full Time Contract, start date by negotiation. 

Closing date: 12 p.m. Wednesday 14th April 2021 

Interviews: 20th & 21st April – candidates may be required on both days 

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted with details of the interview process. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. 

Safer Recruitment 

Raleigh Learning Trust is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sectors of the community. We are committed to protecting our pupils and staff and therefore have a rigorous recruitment process which includes assessing candidates’ suitability to work with children. All staff will be required to hold an enhanced DBS Disclosure. 

Equal Opportunities 

At Raleigh Learning Trust we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. 

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