Job Details

Chief Operating Officer

We are seeking a strategic leader from either an educational or non-educational background to help lead our support services across the college.

School Website:

Job Grade: Grade 14

Salary: £56,688.00 - £60,871.00

Hours: Full time

Interviews: 28/02/2020

Closing date: 20/02/2020

Dear prospective applicant,

In the top 12% of schools nationally, Crown Hills Community College blends a 70-year history of inclusive education with an innovative, forward-looking approach to providing a state education like no other to 1,500 students from inner city backgrounds.

The School now seeks to appoint an exceptional individual to work alongside the Principal, Vice Principal and five Assistant Principals, who together comprise the Senior Leadership Team. The Chief Operating Officer or Strategic Business Manager is involved in all areas of school life but takes the lead on matters relating to administration, admissions, estates, finance, health and safety, and legal and regulatory compliance. This is, therefore, an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in developing the School’s vision and for enhancing its operational and physical infrastructure.

To be successful, the appointee will possess a proven track record of providing excellent operational delivery across a comparable, diverse portfolio. We are looking for an adept manager with strong commercial acumen and experience of managing multi-disciplinary teams. Candidates will be assessed on their understanding of effective strategic leadership and their ability to work with others, including risk management.

This role will suit professionals with a high level of personal credibility and demonstrable experience in implementing a strategic vision. Outstanding communication skills and the personal authority to build strong relationships with pupils, staff and parents are essential, as is a deep commitment to the School’s aims and values.

We welcome applications from those with both non-educational and educational backgrounds across the private, public and third sectors. 

If you would like to discuss the role in confidence, please contact me on 07821543443.


We are looking for the role to start as soon as possible so that there is a sufficient handover with the current post holder.


We have also organised two information evenings, please contact my PA Jo Amey by email to confirm your attendance:

Information Evening 1 – Wednesday 12th February 5.30pm

Information Evening 2 – Thursday 13th February 5.30pm

Deadline for applicants is 9am 21st February, please send to

Interviews will be Friday 28th February and Tuesday 3rd March 2020.