Head of Operations

(RG8 39–42) £42,821–£45,859 pa.
Full time, year round role.
Fixed term, with permanent potential.

The Kennet Federation comprises two three-form entry schools in central Reading, educating over 1,250 primary school pupils. 

We are seeking to recruit an outstanding individual for the role of Head of Operations. This is a key role in the Federation’s Senior Leadership team, with responsibility for shaping and managing all non-teaching functions of the school, including finance, commercial activities, facilities management and IT.

We are looking for:

  • Proven management experience at a senior level.
  • Experience of budget creation and financial management.
  • Ability to build and maintain successful relationships with multiple and diverse stakeholders.
  • A strategic approach together with a willingness to undertake day-to-day operational tasks.
  • Leadership skills to build a strong team for the future.
  • A proactive attitude and ability to hit the ground running.

We can offer you:

  • The opportunity to work in a unique, collaborative, friendly and supportive working environment.
  • A passionate and committed Senior Leadership Team and Governing Body.
  • Flexible working pattern including some opportunity to work at home so long as the requirements of the role are met.
  • Extensive CPD and training opportunities.
  • A position of responsibility that has the potential to make a positive impact on children’s education and futures.

This is a new appointment for an initial period of about six months (until the end of the 2020-21 academic year), with the potential for a permanent appointment to be made at the end of this period.

To discuss this role informally, please contact the Executive Headteacher, Lisa Telling by emailing head@southcote.reading.sch.uk to make an appointment.

Closing date:  Wednesday 25 November 2020 however applications will be reviewed upon receipt.

More information on each school can be found on the school websites at https://southcoteprimary.co.uk and https://www.katesgroveprimaryschool.co.uk.

Our schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check, appropriate references and health clearance.

The Kennet Federation

The Kennet Federation
Southcote and Katesgrove Primary Schools

The Kennet Federation includes:
Southcote Primary School, Silchester Road, Southcote, Reading, Berkshire RG30 3EJ
Tel: 0118 937 5533 • www.southcoteprimary.co.uk
Katesgrove Primary School, Dorothy Street, Reading, Berks RG1 2NL
Tel: 0118 937 5490 • www.katesgroverprimaryschool.co.uk

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