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Chief Operations Officer - Reading School
  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/219282
  • Published: Mon 14/11/2022, 15:54 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 28/11/2022, 23:48 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £51,627 - £57,763 Per Year
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Reading School, Berkshire

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Chief Operations Officer - Reading School

Reading School Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic and experienced Chief Operations Officer to start in January/February 2023.

The COO will have primary responsibility for leading, developing and managing all operational aspects of the Academy, within the vision and priorities of the governors and leadership of the Academy, working with the Headmaster and Finance Director to ensure the Academy achieves excellence across all areas of the organisation and fulfils the aims of its strategic plan.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Will ensure the timely and efficient delivery of services.
  • Has experience of strategic planning and delivery of strategy.
  • Can facilitate and develop initiatives to fulfil the strategic objectives.
  • Has proven leadership and performance management skills
  • Can evidence experience of financial planning and budgetary management.
  • Has excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Combining a distinguished heritage, a positive reputation for outstanding academic achievement and a commitment to high standards of pastoral care, at Reading School we aspire to be a "World Class School" with excellence at the heart of everything we do.

We are situated 15 minutes' walk from central Reading and close to transport links. Reading is a diverse place to live with arts, culture and heritage at the heart of the town.

We offer an exceptional all-round education enabling each student to realise his academic, cultural or sporting potential. A Selective Boys’ School, Reading School takes both day and boarding students.

In 2022, the school was rated the Sunday Times South East State School of the Year and awarded 'outstanding' in the Boarding Ofsted Inspection in February 2020.

We welcome enquiries, visits, and opportunities to talk with potential candidates who would like to learn more about us. To arrange a visit, please contact us on 0118 901 5600, or e-mail:

All applicants must complete an associate staff application form and submit it to: The Headmaster, Mr AM Robson

Early application is advised as we hold the right to close the application process early if a suitable applicant applies and is appointed. 

Safeguarding guidelines look to references being obtained prior to interview. Please ensure any referees who you are happy for us to contact before interview are aware that they may be asked to provide a reference with a relatively short deadline.

Reading School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people.

The successful candidate must be willing to undergo an Enhanced DBS Disclosure. Full details of our Safeguarding - Staff Recruitment Policy and Data Policy can be found on our website - 

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