Head of Operations

About us

The David Ross Education Trust is a network of unique and diverse academies, committed to becoming one of the top-performing multi-academy trusts in the country. Recognised as one of 11 system leaders nationwide, the Trust works with 34 primary and secondary schools across the country.  Our mission is to become the country’s leading group of academies, committed to ensuring each and every one of our students has the support and opportunities to succeed.


We are seeking to appoint a Head of Operations to develop and lead non-academic operations across our academies. Reporting to the Chief Finance Officer, you will be responsible for all matters relating to the estate including maintenance, security and capital projects. This role will also take the lead on securing funding and grants for the trust to deliver our vision to provide a world class learning environment. The role will lead and develop a framework of standard polices across Health and Safety and ensuring compliance.

We have ambitious plans for the future across our academies and this role will underpin our operational delivery.

About you

The successful candidate will have experience of leading operations across a comparable diverse portfolio and ideally qualified in a relevant built environment discipline. You will be a strong communicator with extensive experience of leading an outstanding customer facing team of both directly employed and contracted staff. This post will suit professionals who enjoy taking full strategic responsibility in addition to fully participating in long-term business planning.

How to apply

For further information or a confidential discussion please contact our advisors Lawrence Clark or Rob Cullum at The Management Recruitment Group.

Applications should consist of a CV and covering statement outlining key matching experience and rationale for applying for the post.

 The Management Recruitment Group (MRG) has been exclusively retained for this appointment. All direct and third-party applications will be forwarded to MRG.

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