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Operations Manager

Kingfisher Primary SchoolMedway

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and energetic Operations Manager to work across two schools in our Medway collegiate. We thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.

Kingfisher is a one form entry primary school close to the bustling Princes Park area of Chatham. Saxon Way is a two-form entry primary school close to Gillingham Station, both schools have a thriving nursery. We pride ourselves on reflecting our proud history and heritage in our values and our ethos.

Our school-based support staff are currently structured into finance and operations teams serving one or more schools in Medway, East London, North Warwickshire and West Midlands. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) manages finance supported by a senior accountant. The Chief Operations Officer (COO) manages school-based operations staff supported by a senior operations manager and HQ admin staff supported by the PA to the Executive Team.

We will do our best to show you the heart of Kingfisher and Saxon Way so that you get a sense of how well matched you may be to our professional community. Please explore our websites and that of the Griffin Schools Trust, you will see evidence of the shared life of the schools in the Trust in events such as the Griffin Arts Festival, the Science Symposium, the Sports Festival and Founders Day.

The Trust really is a family of schools which work closely together within and across phases and geographical hubs. So in joining the Griffin Schools Trust you will have strong relationships with local authority schools and projects, but you also have a strong working relationship with your peers in our family of schools. We work closely as a Medway Collegiate and all three schools are on a rapid journey to Griffin Great. Please read the attached Griffin Great descriptors as these inform our developmental planning and describe the culture that we are creating together.

How to Apply

Candidates should submit a CV (including comprehensive details of key achievements and responsibilities) along with a supporting statement of no more than one side of A4.

Please also include in your application the names, email addresses and direct phone numbers of two professional referees, making clear in what capacity they know you.

Completed applications should be addressed to:

Head of School at Saxon Way, Angela Sandow office@saxon-way.medway.sch.uk or Head of School at Kingfisher, Sara Gascoigne office@kingfisher.medway.sch.uk

The deadline for applications is 23 May 2021. Applications will be considered as they are received so that this post may be filled before the closing date.

Kingfisher & Saxon Way Primary Schools are an equal opportunities employer committed to safeguarding our students and working in partnership with our local community. We treat people equally regardless of gender, race, disability or sexual orientation and are committed to meet the requirements of the Equalities Act and other relevant legislation.

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