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Director of Business and Operations (Start date October 2022)

Salary:  The Kingston Educational Trust Operations Pay Scale Grade L51 – L56 £58,750 - £64,284
Tenure:  Permanent
Hours: 40 hours
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Monday 15 August 2022
Assessment Day:  To be confirmed
Reference:  TK-041-2122

Kingston Educational Trust seeks an ambitious and experienced Director of Business & Operations to be a key component in the strategic development and operation of the Trust, through development and implementation of effective operational strategies and services. 

The Director of Business and Operations is responsible for the leadership and development of operations across the Trust, including estates and facilities, lettings, catering, IT, procurement and contracts and admin support. They are responsible for the operational sustainability of the Trust and will provide advice on organisational strategy and development across the Trust in order to support its aims and objectives, with a focus on service partnership across our schools.

We invite applications from candidates with the following attributes for this role:

  • Strong project management, planning and development experience;
  • Experience of handling commercial contracts and contractors;
  • Recognised training in general workplace safety (e.g. IOSH or NEBOSH);
  • Substantial and successful experience working in an Estates or Facilities Management environment.

We are looking for a candidate who will assist in ensuring that, as the Trust develops, we remain true to the core values of the Trust of excellence in all that we do, educating the whole child and being fully integrated in and responsive to the needs of our local community. You will join us at an exciting stage in our development.  KET has been granted Multi Academy Status and we welcomed Fern Hill Primary to our trust in January 2022.
Recruitment and development of exceptional staff is a top priority for us at KET. Our team comprises of committed professionals who are invested in the process of ensuring our pupils achieve to the very best of their abilities. We understand that our drive to build exceptional schools within the trust relies upon our ability to recruit a fantastic team of staff and offer them excellent opportunities for professional development.

Our selection procedure will aim to identify with rigour whether the candidate fulfills the requirements of the post and will include the consideration of the candidate’s suitability to work with children and young people.  The process will include: 

  • Skills based task;
  • Delivering a presentation on a topic set prior to the interview;
  • Interview with Executive Director and Panel of Trustees.

Please use the links below to find out more about the role and to submit your application form. We look forward to receiving your application. 

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

All relevant checks will be carried out to ensure that candidates meet child safe-guarding requirements.