Operations Manager

Location: Blackgates Primary Academy
Hours: 37 hours per week (year round contract)
Salary: SO2/PO1 £30451- £33782 per annum
Category: Support staff
Closing Date: 10th May 2021 @ 9am


Leodis Academies Trust is a successful Multi Academy Trust with five schools in the South Leeds area. We have an outstanding opportunity for an Operations Manager, based at Blackgates Primary Academy. Reporting to the Principal, your role will be integral to ensuring the smooth running of Blackgates’ operational and administrative functions.

Who are we looking for?

Blackgates Primary is proud to be an inclusive school providing a high quality, creative and challenging education within a secure, caring and happy environment. The pupils at Blackgates are a cohort with higher SEND and disadvantage than the national average. This is a new role and an exciting opportunity to make an impact leading and developing support services at Blackgates.

You will be expected to be pro-active and develop constructive relationships. Under the guidance of the Principal, you will be a key point of communication and liaison with both internal and external stakeholders, agencies and professionals. As part of a multi academy Trust, you will also work closely with the central team on aspects of the role.

You must have significant administrative experience and experience of line management which will help you shape the operational functions of the academy and lead staff. Ideally, you will have a qualification or experience in one of the areas detailed in the job description (Health & Safety, Estates, Finance, IT, HR). As this is a wide ranging role, we see this as a development opportunity for someone who matches the person specification and will provide training/support to the person appointed to the role.

You will be able to deal positively and effectively with staff and other stakeholders at all levels across the Trust and external organisations. With the ability to lead, organise and motivate a team, you will be flexible and have a can do attitude. You will have a desire to constantly evaluate and improve your own practice and learn from others as well as the ability to work confidentially and with diplomacy.

Benefits include generous holiday entitlement (26 days plus bank holidays, rising to 31 days after 5 years’ service), contributory pension through West Yorkshire Pension Fund, access to an expanding range of lifestyle benefits including Simply Health cash plan, free flu jabs and a cycle to work scheme.

Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, visits to the Trust prior to application will not be possible. However, if you wish to discuss the role please contact Julie Coulson, Principal on 0113 887 8155.

Download the vacancy information pack here.  If you have any difficulties with this please contact 0113 887 3608.

Interviews are scheduled to take place on 18 May 2021.

All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, two references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS), medical clearance and provide evidence of eligibility to work in the UK and evidence of qualifications.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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