Operations Manager

Ark Academy

  • £56,930 - £61,902
  • London / London
  • Permanent
  • Full Time
  • Job Roles:
  • Contract Term:
  • Expiry Date: 29/07/24
  • Job Reference: Academy-5837
Posted 7 days ago

Salary: Ark Leadership L1 £56,930 (Band Range 1-5 £56,930 – £61,902)

Contract: Full time Permanent

Location: Wembley, London

Nearest Tube station: Wembley Park (Jubilee/Metropolitan)

Start date: September 2024

Deadline: Monday 29 July 2024 at 8am

Interviews: Will be arranged on an ongoing basis.  The school reserves the right to close this advert early and interviews may take place before the advertised closing date. Applicants are strongly encouraged to apply early for this role to avoid disappointment

Ofsted: Outstanding (2022) 


Opportunity to join an ‘Outstanding’ all-through academy specialising in mathematics and citizenship.


Ark Academy is an all-through school in Wembley Park, set against the backdrop of the iconic Wembley Stadium, with excellent transport links.


About the role:

We are looking to recruit an experienced Operations Manager to support the continued success of the school.  WE are looking for an individual who understands the needs of a large school and who is committed to providing an excellent comprehensive service to ensure the smooth running of the school operations and facilities, which underpin the smooth running of the school.  The successful candidate will provide the strategic and operational leadership required relating to facilities, IT & ICT, community usage, catering, cleaning and various other operational based aspects.


They will 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.


They will liaise with the school’s senior leaders, Ark Central and other academies within the Ark network, to develop high quality systems and services throughout the network, offering support where required.


The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a background infacilities management and a basic understanding of mechanical and electrical building components.
  • Have a proven track record of leading a team with a ‘can-do’ attitude and the ability to prioritise tasks
  • Be committed to providing a high quality service to all stake holders
  • Be an experienced operator of Health & Safety Regulations in a similar environment
  • Be able to demonstrate proven experience of working with students under 18
  • Be committed to Ark’s ethos of high expectations and no excuses and the belief that every child can succeed.


View the candidate information pack here


As an employee at Ark Academy, you will be part of Ark, an international charity and one of the UK’s most successful multi-academy trusts, with a network of 39 schools in 4 locations across the country. 


To find out more about Ark Academy and further benefits of working for Ark please click here 


How to apply:


To apply, please submit an application via the Ark online recruitment portal by Monday 29 July 2024 close earlier than advertised depending on the level of response.


For an informal, confidential discussion, please contact Andrew Donaldson, Ark Schools Central Estates Capital Project Manager via email andrew.donaldson@arkonline to arrange a call back.


For any technical issues, please contact our system support team by clicking the chat function on the bottom right of the advert screen.


This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak fluent English is an essential requirement for the role.


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. 


We aim to build a diverse and inclusive organisation where everyone – staff and students – can do their best work and achieve their full potential. We want to reflect and represent diverse perspectives across our organisation because we know that doing so will make us stronger and more effective. To know more about Ark’s diversity and inclusion commitments, please click on this link. 

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