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School Operations Manager

Timeplan Education Group Ltd
38364.00 - 40833.00 GBP Annual
Closing date
12 Jul 2024

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Office / Support / Secretarial
Contract Type
Full Time
Job Function

School Operations Manager (Temp to Perm)

Location: Large Co-Educational Secondary School, Greenwich

Start Date: Immediate or September Start

Position Type: Full-time, Temp to Perm

Salary: APTEC Scale PO1 (GBP38,364 - GBP40,833)

About Us: TimePlan Education are seeking a highly organized and proactive School Operations Manager for a large co-educational secondary school located in Greenwich. The school provides an outstanding education and fostering a supportive and collaborative environment for both staff and students. This is a temporary position with the potential to become permanent.

Job Overview: The School Operations Manager will play a crucial role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of the school. This position requires a detail-oriented, resourceful, and flexible individual who can handle multiple tasks and responsibilities with a high level of professionalism. The successful candidate will work closely with school leadership, staff, students, and parents to support the day-to-day operations of the school.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Operational Management:
    • Oversee the daily operations of the school, including facilities management, maintenance, and security.
    • Ensure the school environment is safe, clean, and conducive to learning.
    • Coordinate with external vendors and service providers as needed.
  2. Administrative Support:
    • Assist with administrative tasks such as scheduling, correspondence, and record-keeping.
    • Manage school inventory and supplies, ensuring all necessary materials are available and well-maintained.
    • Support the administration in planning and organizing school events and activities.
  3. Financial Management:
    • Assist in the preparation and management of the school budget.
    • Process invoices, purchase orders, and other financial documents.
    • Monitor expenditures and ensure compliance with school policies and procedures.
  4. Human Resources:
    • Support the recruitment, onboarding, and training of new staff.
    • Maintain accurate and up-to-date personnel records.
    • Assist with staff scheduling and leave management.
  5. Communication:
    • Serve as a point of contact for parents, students, and staff regarding operational matters.
    • Facilitate effective communication between the school administration, staff, and external stakeholders.
    • Update and maintain school communication platforms, including newsletters and websites.
  6. Compliance and Safety:
    • Ensure the school complies with all relevant regulations and standards.
    • Coordinate safety drills and emergency preparedness plans.
    • Monitor and enforce health and safety protocols.


  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, Education, or a related field preferred.
  • Proven experience in school operations, administration, or a similar role.
  • Strong organizational and time-management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other relevant software.
  • Knowledge of school management software is a plus.
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities and needs.

About TimePlan Education: TimePlan Education is a trusted education recruitment agency with over 30 years of experience. We are dedicated to matching talented teachers with fantastic schools. Our commitment to excellence and our personalised approach ensure that both teachers and schools receive the best possible support.

If you are interested in the position and are committed to a full-time and long-term role, please click 'Apply Now'.

TimePlan Education Group LTD is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to show this commitment. The successful candidate will be required to complete Disclosure and Barring Service declarations in line with Section 115 of the Police Act 1997. You will also be required to provide 2 professional references covering at least the last 2 years and complete our online application followed by a video or face-to-face interview. TimePlan Education Group LTD is an Equal Opportunities Employer and does not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, ethnicity, disability, or sexual orientation.

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