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Operations Manager - Term Time

The Robert Napier School, Gillingham

  • Ref:MED887-4001-8S
  • Posted:28/11/2023
  • Pay:Actual salary £30,347-£34,171 FTE £33,945-£38,223
  • Start Date:January 2024
  • App Close Date:14/12/2023 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 18th December 2023

Advert

We are seeking an experienced individual to join our friendly and welcoming school.  The successful candidate will play an integral role in supporting the headteacher by leading on key operational areas for the school ensuring the development of operational efficacy to enable the school’s strategic direction of supporting its teaching and learning function.   

 We are looking for a dedicated individual who:

  • understands the fast paced nature of schools and demonstrate impact in this setting
  • can demonstrate strong line management skills
  • has a friendly manner and can communicate effectively with all stakeholders
  • ability to work successfully as part of a team, sharing good practice
  • willingness to ‘get stuck in’ and help make the school exceptional!
  • enthusiasm, positivity and a sense of humour!

 In return, we offer you:

  • an incredibly supportive group of colleagues and leaders
  • comprehensive induction programme with a commitment to CPD
  • Care First employee assistance programme
  • non-contributory membership of Benenden private health care cover
  • membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • two-week, half-term break in October
  • cycle to work scheme

 

For further details on this role and to apply please visit the school’s careers page Our Vacancies - The Robert Napier School.

 Visits to the School are strongly encouraged.  For further information and to arrange a visit, please contact Charli Reader, the Headteacher’s PA via email Creader@robertnapier.org.uk  

We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date and/or interview date where interest and applications received are high, therefore we encourage early applications

 

Safeguarding commitment

Beyond Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  All post holders in a regulated activity are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory "Disclosing and Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check".

 

Equality & Inclusivity Statement

At Beyond Schools Trust we strive to be a diverse and inclusive workplace where we can ALL be ourselves. We particularly encourage applications from under-represented communities, including but not limited to those who identify as Black, Asian or from a minority ethnic background.

Information about the school

Based in the heart of the Medway Towns, The Robert Napier School is a non-selective, mixed secondary school of 1100 students, including 130 in the Sixth Form. The school is an eclectic mix of the old and the new, with the original buildings constructed in the 1850s when the school was the original ‘Gillingham Grammar School’. Since then, the school has grown to include a range of buildings, the most recent being the ‘Caxton’ block, formally opened in 2011. The school has excellent facilities including state of the art ICT provision, a purpose-built lecture theatre, retractable bleacher seating in the hall to accommodate up to 380 people, a permanent stage with full lighting and sound rig, a multi-use games area, large playing fields and excellent sports facilities. The school also provides specialist Access to Mainstream Provision for vulnerable students, as well as a dedicated Visually Impaired unit.

Built upon the school motto of Learn, Believe, Achieve, we look to engender the school values of respect, trust, perseverance, resilience, fairness, and courage in all of our students, ensuring they are ready to contribute to their community when they leave us at the end of their studies. All staff are central to ensuring students have the right attitude towards their own learning and success, taking advantage of all of the opportunities afforded by the school and leave the school at the end of their studies, ready to contribute to the local community.

The school is a proud member of the Beyond Schools Trust. Working in partnership with the Robert Napier School, the Trust is made up of Fort Pitt Grammar School for Girls, The Thomas Aveling School, Balfour Junior School and Phoenix Junior School. All of the schools are located within a 5-mile radius and work closely to provide an outstanding education and opportunities for the children of Medway.

In January 2019, the school was delighted to be rated Good by Ofsted, having been rated requiring improvement and satisfactory in its three previous inspections. This was well deserved recognition of the hard work and dedication of the staff to drive improvements. The school continue to drive standards in all areas of the school, to ensure the students receive the best quality education and opportunities.

We value our staff, investing in their training and development at all stages of their career. Comprehensive, individualised training plans are drawn up for all staff, designed to meet their needs and enable them to take the next step in their career. New staff engage in a comprehensive induction programme and are allocated a subject specific mentor, as well as a dedicated coach all of which is aimed to ease your transition into the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Amanda Pearce
  • Address:Third Avenue, Gillingham, Kent, ME7 2X
  • Telephone: 01634 888115
  • Email: hr@beyondschools.co.uk

Documents

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.