Operations Manager, Kingston Upon Thames

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The Kingston AcademyKingston Upon Thames

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Start date: Summer 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £43,864
Contract term: Permanent

The Kingston Educational Trust is looking to appoint an Operations Manager.  The successful candidate will work closely with the Head, Senior Leadership and the professional services team to ensure the School delivers against its vision as it grows from a start up operation to full capacity in 2021. They will need to have a track record of operational management and direction, preferably in a secondary school context

Purpose of post 

We are looking for someone who is both forward thinking and innovative to work closely with the Head Teacher, contributing to the strategic direction of the school.   You will be responsible for providing important feedback to the Trust.

You will have a background in operational and facilities management in a school environment. You will need keen organisational skills, human resources experience, experience of managing an administrative function, analytical accuracy and incisive strategic thinking and will also be highly IT literate.   

Visiting the School

Prior to submitting your application, you are very welcome to visit the school for a tour and to meet with the Head Teacher, Ms Sophie Cavanagh.  Should you wish to do so, please contact her PA, Justine Free, on 0208 465 6208 or email jfree@thekingstonacademy.org.  

Application Process

Please complete an online application by Sunday 29th April.

Candidate Assessment Day:  Thursday 3rd May (candidates should keep this day free when applying for this position).  As part of this assessment, candidates will be required to:

  • Carrying out an in-tray exercise looking at prioritising tasks arising during the course of the school day;
  • Meeting with a panel of our pupils for informal question and answer session;
  • Panel interview with Head Teacher, Deputy Head teacher and representatives from the Trust.

We look forward to receiving your application.

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More about The Kingston Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Richmond Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey, KT2 5PE, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8465 6200
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