Job ID no. VR7615

Daventry Hill School

 JOB TITLE:               Operations Manager 

GRADE/SALARY:   Grade J (Points 27-31) – £33,820-£37,261 

HOURS:                       37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.  Annual Leave Entitlement – 26 days per year 


Daventry Hill School is a specialist school which caters for the needs of over 200 pupils from the ages of 4 to 18.  Our fantastic pupils have a wide range of needs including PMLD, SLD, MLD and complex learning difficulties; with additional needs such as ASD and SLCN.  The school is part of Creating Tomorrow Trust which is a growing Trust supporting schools who believe that children can achieve irrespective of their learning needs. 

The school has undertaken a significant transitional phase, recognised by Ofsted, and benefits from a committed Leadership Team with a very clear and strong vision for school improvement.  The school recently achieved great success by winning the SEND School of the Year, Headteacher of the Year and the overall School of the Year at the Northamptonshire Education Awards 2022. 

About this Role 

This is an important and high-profile role to support both the Trust Leadership Team and the School Senior Leadership Team in one or more locations. The role holder will be responsible for leading the implementation and compliance of non-educational functions of the school including Administration, Health & Safety, Facilities (as required) and Finance, in accordance with Trust policy and procedures. 

The five core features leadership in the Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust: 

i. Moral Purpose

Pupils first – a belief that all pupils can achieve and an unwavering commitment to pursue successful outcomes for all

Championing the vulnerable

Commitment to equality of opportunity

11. An Effective Team Player

Dynamic and supportive

Committed and passionate

Innovative and high performing

Emotionally intelligent

Proactive contribution

iii. Dynamic and Creative Leadership

Leading through others

Altruistic collaboration

iv. A Significant Contributor to Strategic Thinking and Development

Inspire and drive

Oversee the development of strategy and policy

Lead consultation and implementation

v. Courageous and Committed Leadership, Effective Role Modelling

Observing the highest standards

Getting every day right

The ten personal qualities needed for leadership roles at Creating Tomorrow Trust: 

  1. i. A capacity for hard work
  2. Eternal optimism and resilience in the face of challenges
  3.  The ability to inspire
  4. An unshakeable conviction that young people can be successful in spite of their circumstances or other external factors
  5. High level interpersonal skills
  6. Excellent time management
  7. The ability to remain calm under pressure or in stressful situations
  8.  The ability to pause and reflect and think before making an important decision
  9. The ability to respond positively to and deliver constructive criticism
  10. The ability to delegate effectively. 

Are you an experienced professional with demonstrable success in managing multi-disciplinary teams to deliver excellent levels of service? We are looking to recruit an individual with extensive experience in leading Premises, HR and Administration workstreams. As well as ensuring that day to day operations are managed efficiently, you will play a key role in supporting the Headteacher and Deputy Headteacher to lead change and establish and deliver programmes of work which ensure the school meets the needs of our staff and students.   

The safety and wellbeing of our students is paramount, so we are looking for you to promote the importance of health, safety and welfare in the school. With your team, you will have responsibility for keeping our premises safe as well as developing and implementing administrative and HR processes which guarantee our operations as well as our testing and inspection regimes are compliant with the law.    

If you have appetite for hard work, believe that all young people can succeed irrespective of their learning needs, and thrive working in a fast-paced environment where no two days are the same, then please apply by completing the application form with a covering letter of no more than two pages of A4 outlining how your skills, knowledge and experience would enable you to meet the requirements of the job description and person specification.   

In return we can offer ongoing professional development, a competitive salary package with a local government pension scheme and a generous annual leave allowance. You will be based at Daventry Hill School but must be willing and able to travel on occasion between all sites across the Trust.

You can also apply for this role by visiting our website and go to ‘About Us’ and ‘Vacancies’ where you can download the Job Description, Person Spec and submit your application through MyNewTerm.

Closing Date:         Wednesday 1st March 2023 a 12.00 noon. 

Interview Date:    Wednesday 8th March 2023 

Creating Tomorrow Multi Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding children, promoting the welfare of all pupils and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Enhanced clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service will be undertaken for the successful candidate. 


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