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Ark Alexandra Academy – School Operations Manager



Reports to:                Principal
Start date:                 September 2021 (or earlier if available)

Location:                   Ark Alexandra Academy, Hastings 

Salary:                        Ark Support Scale 12: Pay Points 37-44, £40,876 to £48,115 

                                      per annum dependent on skills and experience
Contract:               Full-time, 

Closing Date:           9.00am, Monday 28th June 2021

Interviews:               Wednesday 7th July 2021


Faith, Excellence and Kindness


Our School


Ark Alexandra Academy is a co-educational school in Hastings, that has brought together Ark William Parker Academy and Ark Helenswood Academy, while preserving and building on the legacy of both.

As a Church of England school, Ark Alexandra has strong universal Christian values that firmly inform our ethos and culture. We welcome students of all faith and none. Our vision, ethos and curriculum provide every student with the education they need, so they can go on to university or into the career of their choice.

The Opportunity

We are now seeking a strong Operations Manager who will take charge of the crucial elements that help a school to function at its best.


The Operations Manager will work closely with our Senior Leadership and Office Teams to contribute to strategic planning and decision making, while taking a strong stance on aspects such as premises management, health & safety and internal policy and procedures, to keep the academy running collaboratively.


The successful candidate will:


·         Play an active role as part of the school Senior Leadership Team, advising the Principal and SLT colleagues on all matters relating to academy Operations -encompassing H&S, Maintenance and Facilities, ICT, Catering and Cleaning

·         Successfully manage the office team consisting of key operational staff

·         Line manage staff to ensure academy targets and expectations are achieved

·         Be a strong team player with the ability to problem solve at short notice

·         Have the drive, commitment and skills required to work successfully to work in an environment where young people learn and thrive

·         Share the Ark Alexandra vision and ethos and be aligned with the six pillars underpinning it

To apply

For further information on this exciting opportunity as well as the additional benefits available, please see the job description and person specification; for questions about this role, please contact Jan Laker at J.Laker@arkalexandra.org .We look forward to receiving your online application.


Interviews will take place as suitable candidates are shortlisted and an appointment may be made prior to the closing date. Early application is highly recommended.


Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in our academies. To meet this responsibility, we follow a rigorous selection process which will include questions about safeguarding. This process is outlined here, but can be provided in more detail if requested. All successful candidates will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.