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Trust Nursery Operations Manager

GLF Schools
Banstead, Surrey
Contract Type
Full Time, Term Time
Senior Specialist £35-40k FTE
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
1st December 2023 09:00 AM
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1384454

GLF Schools has an exciting opportunity for an experienced School Business professional who understands early years/nursery and extended services and has a proven track record in providing operational support to schools.

The opportunity

The successful candidate will work as part of GLF Schools’ Business and Operations team, using their previous school office or local authority experience and expertise to provide operational guidance to school leaders and office teams to ensure the effective administration of our school run nurseries and extended services. In this role, you will have the knowledge and skills to manage, develop and coordinate operational support across our schools, collaborating across a wide range of Trust specialist functions. We are looking for generalist school business management skills, and the candidate must be able to deliver guidance, training, and support in school business processes to support the efficient early years funding and administration of our nurseries.

The post can be based at any of our Trust offices (Banstead, Crawley, Horsham, Camberley or Banbury) and there are opportunities for hybrid working. There will be a requirement for travel to our 35 primary academies and the Trust office as needed.

We are looking to recruit to a full-time post, working across the full year or Term Time plus 3 weeks, but will consider applications for staggered start / finish times. Please indicate in your supporting statement (within the application form) your preferred working pattern.

What we are looking for

Someone who has:

  • Good knowledge, understanding and previous experience of working in and/or managing school office teams and providing operational support to schools and nurseries.
  • Good knowledge of the operational aspects of the EYFS Statutory Framework and Early Years funding streams.
  • The ability to command respect and to support school leaders and office teams, creating a sense of community and collaboration.
  • Effective leadership, interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Generalist school business management skills, and yet be able to focus on specialist functions when needed.

Join the GLF Schools Community

As a part of GLF Schools, you will join a community of staff dedicated to transforming education. With regular progression discussions, there will be a wealth of opportunities for you to grow your career, whether in one of our 42 academies or in our central team.

  • Celebrating 10 years as a growing Multi Academy Trust with over 2,000 colleagues and over 16,000 pupils
  • Founded upon the values of Respect, Inclusivity, Integrity and Kindness
  • 42 primary and secondary schools across 7 Local Authority areas across the south of England
  • We work as a community whilst ensuring each school maintains its own unique identity
  • Committed to ensuring all children and young people receive the best possible education

GLF Schools Employment Offer

GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows all our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish

Access to our highly competitive Local Government Pension Scheme

  • Flexible working options
  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Work life and family friendly policies
  • Employee wellbeing initiatives
  • Career pathways and talent management
  • Access to a staff benefits portal
  • Community and collaboration working model

The Details

Hours: Full time over 52 weeks or Term Time plus 3 weeks

Contract: Permanent

Annual Salary: Senior Specialist £35-40k FTE with starting salary dependant on skills and experience of the successful candidate.

Start date: As soon as possible

Closing date: 1st December 2023

Interview date: 13th December 2023


Safeguarding Statement:

GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).

As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.

Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.