Job Details

Operations Manager

Salary: £39,543.00 - £46,293.00

Hours: 36 hours per week. 7.30am - 3.30pm

Start Date: 27/08/2020

Interviews: 17/08/2020

Closing date: 11/08/2020

Ark Putney Academy 

Operations Manager 

Required 27 August 2020

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a ‘good’ school.

Reporting to: Vice Principal

Location: Ark Putney Academy

Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time, 52 weeks per year with 25 days holiday which must be taken during school holiday times

Salary: Ark Support Scale 11: Pay points 34 - 41:  £39,543 - £46,293. Salary negotiable for the right person

Hours: 36 hours per week from 7.30am to 3.30pm


We are looking to recruit an Operations Manager. You will provide the overall strategic and operational leadership and management for all aspects of Health and Safety, HR, responsibility for staff cover, ICT, community usage, catering, administration and operations support in the academy.


Our ideal candidate will have:

  • 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

  • Confidence 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 organisational skills

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Understanding of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, and the ability to apply this understanding to real situations


If you share in our commitment to excellence, we want to hear from you.  For information about the school, please go to

To complete the application form please click here

Visits to the academy before application submission are welcomed, by prior arrangement only to ensure we adhere to social distancing. Please contact Julie Gray on 0208 394 5615 or email to arrange this.

Please complete your online application form by 11am on Tuesday 11 August 2020. Interviews week commencing 17 August 2020. 

If you have any technical issues please contact the recruitment team on 0203 116 6345 or email

Ark is committed to safeguarding children; successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check