Operations Manager

Ark Acton Academy

  • £41,108 - £48,212
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 31/05/24
  • Job Reference: Acton-5672
Posted 2 weeks ago


Reporting to:                    Principal, Ark Acton Academy

Location:                           Ark Acton Academy

Contract:                           Permanent

Working Pattern:              Full time

 Salary:                               Ark Support Scale (inner London) 10, Pay Points 30 -37, £41,108 – £48,212 (FTE)

 Closing date:                    31st May 2024

Interviews:                        On a rolling basis – (We reserve the right to close the advert early so early application is advised)




Location: Acton, London — Excellent transport links, Acton Town station only 5 minutes’ walk and ample car parking onsite.


Our ethos is clear, and we are unwavering in our dedication to it. We simply believe that every child regardless of background or prior achievement, can be successful if given great teaching and pastoral support.


We are a diverse and vibrant academy, having every language on the DfE census represented in the Academy and we are proud to be a true comprehensive school and we maintain this comprehensive intake right through to our 6th form.


About the role:


To provide the overall strategic and operational leadership and management for all aspects of Health and Safety, ICT, community usage, catering, administration and operations support in the academy.


To develop, lead and manage operational staff ensuring that the resources and systems of the academy are deployed effectively and efficiently to achieve the educational aims of the academy.


To work with Ark Central and other academies in the Ark network, to develop high quality systems and services throughout the network, offering support where required.


This role requires the post holder to be capable of operating with high levels of autonomy, although you will be supported by your line manager.


In return you will be joining a warm and friendly team with excellent staff well-being including the use of our fully equipped gym. As part of Ark we are committed to excellent CPD encouraging staff development.


The ideal candidate will:


  •  Right to work in the UK
  •  Educated to degree level or equivalent.
  • Professional management qualification desirable
  • Experience leading, coaching and motivating staff, ensuring professional development and effectively challenging and managing any underperformance.
  • Ability to manage budgets.
  • Able to work with a range of internal and external partners.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing procurement and contracts for services.
  • Confident in implementing procedures and processes within operational departments, and using Management Information Systems (MIS)
  • Able to manage several projects at once, prioritising accordingly to meet deadlines.
  • Strong IT, systems, administrative and organizational skills
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, and the ability to apply this understanding to real situations.
  • Ability to provide initial advice or guidance to managers.


More information and a full job description here.

For further information on the school including our policies please visit the school site at https://arkacton.org


The school is highly committed to safeguarding, with policies and procedure to support this.


View the school policies including the schools safeguarding policy here

View more information on the benefits of working for Ark here.


As part of the shortlisting process, we may conduct an online search as part of due diligence checks in the recruitment process.


To apply please visit our vacancies page at https://arkacton.org/vacancies. Please submit your application by 31St May 2024. At any time you can pause, save and log back into your application.


For further information, a confidential discussion or any technical queries please contact rachel.jerrome@arkonline.org.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies. In order to meet this responsibility, its academies follow a rigorous selection process to discourage and screen out unsuitable applicants.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment – this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred. To read more about Ark’s safer recruitment process, please click this link


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