We are seeking to appoint an Operations Manager to join our innovative team. The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community.

As Operations Manager you should have proven experience of operational management in all aspects of business services, including finance, personnel, facilities and premises management, school administration, catering, ICT services and Health and Safety.

You will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team and will work closely with the Headteacher to ensure the academy’s budget and resources are used in the most efficient way.

First class communication skills are essential, as well as a good understanding of academy roles and responsibilities. Your ability to work collaboratively and constructively with a wide range of personnel as well as members of the governing body will be key.


We are looking for an outstanding Operations Manager with:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to lead teams of staff
  • The ability to oversee financial procedures
  • The ability to stay calm under pressure and meet strict deadlines
  • Proven IT skills
  • Has the ability to lead and quality assure the delivery of HR functions, finance, facilities management including premises, ICT and catering

Rockwood Academy is sponsored by CORE Education Trust and is built on its values of Collaboration, Opportunity, Respect and Excellence. The Trust provides outstanding support and is committed to transforming learning and aspirations for all of our young people.


The successful candidate will be joining a vibrant learning community with national award-winning credentials. The Trust works collaboratively with leaders to ensure our CORE Values are promoted, embodied, and celebrated by all the staff and children in our schools. You will:

  • be given the opportunity to engage with cross-trust activities that connect students and staff to their wider family of schools/peers across the city. This includes programmes such as the award-winning Echo Eternal Holocaust memorial arts initiative, The Great Get Together and The COREus Choir
  • be provided with a provision of support and training to foster a positive culture of wellbeing for all students and staff

We place a strong emphasis on supporting and encouraging personal development, which includes:

  • a CPD strategy that is designed to support the career aspirations of all staff to help them realise their potential.
  • access to experienced mentors who have a strong track record of developing staff

This is an exciting time to join the trust. We are about to embark on the next phase of our evolution as an outward facing, forward thinking family of schools guided by a vision underpinned by optimism, ambition and oneness.


For further information about this exciting opportunity, or an informal discussion please contact Greg Williams, Senior Headteacher on GW@core-education.co.uk

Only those applicants submitting a CORE Education Trust Application Form will be considered. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

To apply for this role please submit your CORE Education Trust Application Form to recruitment@CORE-education.co.uk by Wednesday 3rd November 2021.

For more information visit our website, CORE-education.co.uk/work-with-us

CORE Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Services) Check is required for all successful applicants. 

CORE Education Trust is committed to promoting equality, challenging discrimination, and developing community cohesion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. We are an Equal Opportunities and Living Wage employer.