We are seeking to appoint an experienced and highly organised Operations Manager with fantastic attention to detail for our wonderful school. This is an exciting opportunity to join a truly exceptional senior team and provide strategic leadership on HR, site, health and safety and projects. If you are an ambitious and driven individual with a passion for high-quality systems and processes, this is the job for you. Advert closes: 09:00, 25th January 2021 Shortlist confirmed/communicated: 26th January 2021 Interview dates: 28-29th January 2021 To view our school video please click here Ark Greenwich Ark Greenwich is a new, ambitious school model based on what we know excellent schools do. We have created a highly respectful and disciplined environment where our staff and pupils can fulfil their potential. Our aim is to consistently be one of the highest performing schools in the country. Joining the school team is a superb opportunity for an ambitious, proactive and systems focused Operations Manager who wants to make a lasting difference to the communities they serve. Ark Greenwich exists to empower young people, regardless of socio-economic background, to grow and be successful. This is an ambitious and forward-thinking school that encourages innovation and values its staff. We are proud of our highly respectful and disciplined community and of the outstanding academic outcomes achieved by our pupils. Expectations for all members of our community are unashamedly sky high. We work tirelessly to impact the lives of the young people we serve. How is Ark Greenwich different? We are part of the Ark family of schools and benefit accordingly from outstanding networking opportunities and first-class CPD. Staff wellbeing is one of our main priorities. We provide breakfast for staff each morning and have a 6pm/weekend work-related communication curfew to ensure our staff can maintain a work/life balance. We do not do knee jerk reactions, fads or last-minute deadlines. Our systems and processes for communication, marking and feedback and assessment are streamlined and the approaches we take are research led and based on the needs of our local context. This is a small school model (600 pupils aged 11-16) because we believe that our close-knit community provides the optimum conditions for success. Behaviour for learning is exceptional so our teachers can focus their time on the things that matter - planning and delivering brilliant lessons for our pupils. We have applied to become a national behaviour hub school. If you are ready to be part of a highly ambitious and hardworking Senior Leadership team and support our school in maintaining the very highest standards across all areas of Operations, then you will find this job extremely rewarding. Alignment with the school's vision, values and approach to education is essential. The Role This role falls within the school leadership team, providing day to day and strategic operational oversight and leadership for Operations. Key aspects of the role include, but are not limited to, HR, Health and Safety, ICT, capital projects, community usage, catering, administration and site operations support across the school. This a varied and exciting role where your contribution will greatly impact the operational success of our school. You will lead our planned capital projects as well as offering integral HR expertise and support across the school. If you have an HR background and Operational experience and are looking for a new challenge to join an established and successful school, then this is the role for you. About Ark Schools Ark is a network of high-achieving, non-selective schools and one of the country's top-performing academy groups. We run 38 academies in London, Birmingham, Hastings, London and Portsmouth educating more than 26,000 pupils. 83% of Ark schools are now rated as good or outstanding by Ofsted. Our aim is to create outstanding schools that give every pupil, regardless of their background, the opportunity to go to university or pursue the career of their choice. As part of your application you must send a video recording of yourself lasting no more than 2 minutes answering the following question: How will your skills and experience positively impact the students at our school? Please email your video to To find out more about Ark Greenwich and watch our promotional video, please visit our website via If you would like to find out more about this role, please contact Victoria Hemmings or email . Ark value diversity and are committed to safeguarding and promoting child welfare. The successful candidate will be subject to DBS and any other relevant employment checks. We look forward to receiving your application. Ark Greenwich Free School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to an Enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references. We reserve the right to bring forward the closing date at our discretion, early application is advised.