£47,000 - £53,000
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
  • Chief Operating Officer - Reading School
  • Leading Operational Aspects for the whole Academy

About Our Client

Reading school were established in 1125 as a selective Grammar school for boys. The school is part of an academy and it traces it's routes back to Reading Abbey, making it one of the most prestigious and oldest schools in the South of England. The school works closely with disadvantaged children in order to give them the best possible start in life, and frequently hosts talks from former pupils who have gone on to have successful careers.

Job Description

  • Act as Lead Professional with strategic overview of the Academy's site, buildings, equipment and facilities, monitoring standards to ensure the Academy obtains best value;
  • Be responsible for the day to day line management of the Estates Team and Office Manager;
  • Ensure a compliant and robust Health and Safety Management System is in place within the Academy and report termly to the Governing Body on all Health and Safety issues.
  • Ensure that contingency plans are effective for emergency procedures, illness, accident, fire and other emergencies;
  • Have strategic oversight for risk management within the Academy and advise on loss prevention strategies in the Academy to reduce insurance costs;
  • Oversee all capital projects on behalf of the Academy;
  • Be responsible for the strategic overview of all Academy assets, ensuring accurate records are kept of all assets;
  • Produce and implement appropriate policies and procedures for the procurement, depreciation and disposal of all assets;
  • Prepare as part of the three year plan a detailed asset maintenance programme for approval by the Academy's Governing Body and the Senior Leadership Team;
  • Lead on whole Academy compliance including Health and Safety, Data Protection and GDPR, contract management and other relevant matters;
  • Ensure the Academy operates a fully compliant network infrastructure and its associated technology operate efficiently, performs within agreed targets and that delivers a secure platform for the Academy to carry out its business;
  • Be responsible for the day to day line management of the Network Manager;
  • Have strategic oversight of the Academy's IT Strategy, maintaining an overall view of the capabilities of the school's ICT service and contribute to continuous improvement to meet future needs.

The Successful Applicant

Relevant Professional Qualification

Proven and successful expereince of estates management

Evidence of successful leadership linked to strategic planning, action planning, monitoring and evaluation

Experience of successfully planning and initiating change

Experience in managing staff teams, including their professional development and performance management

Experience in marketing and revenue generation

Knowledge and understanding of developing and running a business

Knowledge and understanding of leading change

Knowledge and understanding or property and site management

Ability to negotiate, consult and make effective decisions

Able to initiate and manage change

Excellent organisation, planning and analytical skills

High levels of communication both orally and written

What's on Offer

Up to £53,000

Where specific UK qualifications are required we will take into account overseas equivalents. All third party applications will be forwarded to Michael Page.

Ref Code: MPCY14031885Z

Posted on: 30 July 2019
Closed date: 29 August 2019
Job ref: MPCY14031885
Tags: Project Management, Business Development