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Operations Manager
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: SCH/22/212918
  • Published: Mon 26/09/2022, 17:47 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 10/10/2022, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 36 hours per week, 36 hours per week, 52 weeks pa
  • Salary: GLSCP 20-26 £27,083-£31,621
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Lammas School and Sixth Form. 150 Seymour Road, Leyton, London , Waltham Forest

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Operations Manager


Required ASAP

36 hours p/w, 52 weeks p/a


We currently have an opportunity for an Operations Manager, responsible one of our schools (The Lammas School) within our East London Collegiate and working in partnership with Willow Brook Primary and Riverley Primary.

Organisation and Support:

Our school-based support staff are currently structured into finance and operations teams serving one or more schools in Medway, East London, North Warwickshire and West Midlands. The Chief Finance Officer (CFO) manages our finance teams and school-based operations staff are led and supported by a Senior Operations Manager and an HQ Administration Team.


SCP 20 to 26 (currently £27,083—£31,621) dependent on qualifications and experience.

Key Responsibilities:

Working with Hub Operations Manager for Willow Brook and Riverley, the central team and school-based staff to ensure the key services, listed below, provide the quality and efficiency to schools and HQ that enable us all to realise the culture and standards described in Griffin Great Schools (attached).

  • Asset
  • Estates
  • HR
  • Facilities Management

S/he will also support the Heads of School and Executive Heads by keeping up to date with compliance frameworks and ensuring high quality and responsive administrative support.

Person Specification:

No one knows everything and this role covers a wide range of functions. Training will be given in the areas in which the successful candidate is less knowledgeable and experienced. We are looking for someone with all round competence, an analytical mind with an eye for detail and the confidence to ask when unsure. A genuine commitment to our vision and values will be explored at interview.

You will have at least one of the following:

  • Experience in school business management/ school administration
  • A post graduate professional qualification in a relevant discipline
  • A school business management qualification (e.g. Diploma in SBM).

As well as being able to evidence at least two of these attributes:

  • Knowledge and understanding of school issues and wider children’s services agendas
  • High degree of complex problem solving skills
  • Project management skills
  • HR management experience
  • Working knowledge of relevant policies/legislation/codes of practice
  • Ability to create accurate and succinct meeting notes and minutes for public record.

The GST Family

The Griffin Schools Trust is a Head-led Trust. Founded by former school and system improvers who have led high-performing schools in the UK, Europe and Asia, the Trust works with the Heads and wider communities of its schools in the Midlands and South East to develop a shared mission and values while preserving the individuality of each school.

The constituent schools and the Trust’s Board share a conviction that great schools are built on rich extra-curricular programmes and high quality pastoral care as well as an inspiring curriculum, expertly taught. The Trust seeks to build community and communality across its primary and secondary schools, promoting unity rather than uniformity and enabling each school to lead its own journey to excellence. It is a given that schools work together within and cross phase to enhance their provision, speed their journeys to ‘great’ and celebrate the arts, sports and Founders’ Day events.

For all pupils, staff and wider communities, Griffin schools foster proud traditions, promote wide horizons and inspire high achievement.

We have an exciting opportunity for a talented and energetic Operations Manager to work in our East London collegiate. We thank you for your interest in becoming part of our team.

Riverley is a two form entry primary school and Willow Brook is a three form entry primary school, both with thriving early years provision. Both Ofsted outstanding schools offer exceptional provision in creative and nurturing environments. Lammas (a member of the GST family since December 2018) is one of the few schools in the area with a Sixth Form and prides itself on its proud history and heritage. In all three schools we nurture and teach individuals who develop as confident and resilient learners with a love of reading, a creative flair for writing and a passion for maths. We encourage the scientists, musicians, historians, geographers and sportspeople of the future to make their mark on the world. The Trust’s three pillars of Proud Traditions, Wide Horizons and High Achievement filter through our bespoke curriculum and achievements.

We have a strong vision based on our belief and are supported by our family of Griffin Schools. Our collegiate enables us to offer excellent educational experiences for our pupils. As a GST school, we do not teach young people to know their place in society but rather discover their talents and passions and to take their place in society, making a difference wherever their futures take them.

As a valued member of our family, you will:

  • Work with people who are committed to developing your talents, both professionally and personally
  • Be given the best opportunities within a collegiate of schools
  • Have opportunities to take part in projects to inspire our provision.

How to apply

Please research the schools and the Trust and tell us in no more than two sides of A4 what you have achieved so far and why you should join the East London Hub.

Please also attach a full CV with the names and contact details of two referees addressed to:

Joy Ahmet to

The closing date for applications is Monday 10 October 2022, at midday.