Job Details

Chief Operating Officer
Ocean Learning Trust, Bournemouth

Job Grade: TBC

Salary: £50,000.00 - £65,000.00

Hours: M-F 52 weeks

Start Date: 01/04/2018

Interviews: 22-03-2018

Closing date: 02/03/2018

Vacancy: Chief Operating Officer

Salary: £50,000 - £65,000

Dependent on skills & experience

Full time / Part time negotiable

Permanent Appointment, to start ASAP

The Ocean Learning Trust is a community of schools committed to working together to improve the life opportunities of all our children – providing an inclusive, world-class education to enable children to become inspired, self-motivated and successful life-long learners and global citizens.

We are looking to appoint a Chief Operating Officer with strong financial and business acumen to support the Executive Headteacher (CEO) in the strategic development and operation of this expanding Trust. The successful candidate will be responsible for all business aspects of the Trust, leading a central team covering finance, HR, premises and IT, whilst modelling and promoting the vision and values of the Trust. The role will sit as a member of the Trust Senior Leadership Team, reporting to key stakeholders, including the ESFA and DfE, and attending Board meetings and committees as appropriate. This is an exciting opportunity for a talented senior leader with strong business expertise, a dynamic approach and outstanding communication and management skills.

Visits to the Trust are welcome. The Central Management Team is located in Bournemouth.

Full details are available at

The Ocean Learning Trust is committed to children’s safety and safeguarding; DBS disclosure requirements will apply to this post. View our Child Protection Policy at:

For further Information, please contact

HR Manager:

Address: OLT Central Management Team

c/o Heathlands Primary Academy, Andrews Close, Springwater Rd, Bournemouth, BH11 8HB

Telephone: 01202 574452


Closing date for applications: noon Friday 2nd March 2018

Interviews: w/c 19th March 2018