School Operations Manager at Bexleyheath Academy

Are you energized by a diverse and purposeful work environment where every day brings new opportunities? Do you have a passion for education combined with the ability to thrive in a constantly evolving environment?

Bexleyheath Academy is searching for individuals with experience in operations and administration to fill the role of School Operations Manager. Qualified candidates are hereby encouraged to apply.

Bexleyheath Academy, a mixed secondary school in the London Borough of Bexley, is a member of the Academies Enterprise Trust (AET). AET is a network of 64 academies united in providing the best possible education for thousands of students.

Bexleyheath Academy prioritizes delivering exceptional lessons and learning experiences for all students. Their core values emphasize hard work, discipline, and a culture of high expectations.  They believe in limitless possibilities for students, staff, and the Bexleyheath community, supported by six key drivers.  The Academy fosters inclusivity and aims to instill confidence and self-belief in its students.

Bexleyheath Academy recognizes that all children deserve access to life-changing opportunities.  They provide a wealth of extracurricular activities within a supportive and positive environment.

Bexleyheath Academy is seeking a dedicated and experienced School Operations Manager to join our team and play a pivotal role in enabling our school to deliver a first class education to its students.

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Salary: £46,041 to £48,060 per year

Job Type: Full Time

Location:  UK

About the Role

As the School Operations Manager, you will be the linchpin of operational stability, ensuring a seamless process between the school and the central/regional team. Reporting directly to the Principal, you will oversee all operational activities within the school, ranging from estates management to HR coordination, finance management, IT support, health and safety compliance, and more.

Main Duties

  • Liaise with central/regional teams on operational matters and manage school-specific operations.
  • Line manage School Facilities Managers and coordinate estates projects.
  • Support HR coordination, including recruitment, induction, and performance management.
  • Manage finance processes, including orders, invoices, cash, and credit card transactions.
  • Act as the main point of contact for IT support and digital partnership meetings.
  • Coordinate catering and cleaning services to uphold standards.
  • Implement and manage health and safety policies, GDPR compliance, and data protection.
  • Line manage administrative staff and oversee school events, communications, and marketing initiatives.
  • Manage logistics for communications to parents and external stakeholders.

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  • GCSE (good pass) or equivalent in Maths and English.
  • Previous operational background with administrative, numeracy, and IT skills.
  • Experience in an educational environment is desirable.
  • Strong organisational, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Ability to operate in line with the school’s values of bravery, discovery, pushing limits, and being big-hearted.


  • AET Well being Cash Plan
  • Car scheme
  • Pension scheme

Required Documents

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Application Process

To learn more the role and the application process, interested and qualified individuals should kindly CLICK HERE

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Application Deadline

June 8, 2024

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