Operations Manager

Chief Executive Officer:  Mrs Linda Rodham

New College Durham Academies Trust (NCDAT) is in a period of transformational change. Currently, the Trust comprises of two large, state of the art, multi-million-pound secondary schools in North West Durham. Consett Academy, is a popular oversubscribed school, with 1562 students on roll. North Durham Academy, located in Stanley (980 students on roll) is also steadily increasing its student numbers.

We now need to drive rapid and sustained improvement and to do just that, we need to underpin our academic team and expand our Corporate Team. Reporting to the Director of ICT, Data & Estates, this newly established role will form an integral part of the Trust’s Corporate Senior Leadership Team.

Title: Operations Manager

Salary: Support Grade 8 £41,594 – £45,650 per annum

Location: NCDAT Sites

We require an exceptional leader, with proven experience who can demonstrate successful operational management of large buildings (ideally educational settings).  This role involves day to day running of the Academies which form the Trust in all areas involving Estates and Transport, including; contracts management, Health and Safety; grounds maintenance and day to day management of cleaning and catering contractors.

 At NCDAT, we strive to create inspirational learning hubs, and with the appointment of an Operations Manager, the ideal candidate will be able to proactively lead on capital projects, enhancing the learning experience for Students all whilst ensuring minimal impact to the Academy day and continuation of teaching and learning.

Working across the Trust, the Operations Manager will act as the Health and Safety Lead for the Trust to ensure that all practices and procedures are conducted in a way that meets all the relevant compliance requirements and supports the wellbeing and safety of others.

Prospective candidates who would like to arrange a visit or have a preliminary discussion with Kevin Broadfoot (Corporate Director) can email our HR Team at hr@ncdat.org.uk whereupon a mutually convenient date and time will be arranged.

Completed applications should be submitted to Human Resources via email to hr@ncdat.org.uk

CVs and submissions from recruitment agencies will not be accepted

Closing date for applications:            Midday – 27th June 2022

Interviews will take place:                 Week commencing 4th July 2022

New College Durham Academies Trust recognises that it has a statutory and moral duty towards safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS is required for this post and references will be taken up prior to interview.


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Job Summary

Location: North Durham & Consett Academy
Salary: £41,594 - £45,650 per annum
Posted on: 7 June 2022
Closing on: 27/06/2022