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Director of Operations – Stamford Endowed Schools

Stamford, Lincolnshire

The Principal and Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic, committed and business minded Director of Operations to provide inspirational leadership to the business support team and to ensure the successful management of the day to day operations of the Schools which are located on three sites in the town.

Located in the beautiful market town of Stamford, the Endowed Schools offer an outstanding education for over 1650 pupils at the co-educational Stamford Junior School for pupils aged 2-11, Stamford High School for girls aged 11-18, and Stamford School for boys aged 11-18.  These schools work within a highly successful diamond structure.

Reporting to the Principal, the Director of Operations is a critical member of the Senior Executive Team which consists of the Principal and Heads of each School. He/she also acts as Clerk to the Governors. The role holder will be expected to manage the commercial and business aspects of the Schools and establish highly effective, collaborative relationships with Governors and colleagues at all levels.

The successful candidate will be an individual of proven leadership ability, a strategic thinker and able to turn vision into reality in partnership with the Senior Executive Team and Governors. Financial literacy and robust commercial judgement will be essential.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced and inspiring individual, who will be working with talented senior leaders, a committed staff, and supportive Governors who are ambitious for these confident and successful schools.  Previous experience in the education sector is desirable but not essential.

The post is available from February 2019, but the actual start date is flexible for the successful candidate.

The importance of the post is recognised in a very attractive remuneration package.

Interested candidates are invited to contact Nina Lambert to arrange a confidential discussion about the role: or call her on 07764 185745

Candidates should complete their application form electronically and email it to RSAcademics together with a short covering letter, addressed to the Chairman of Governors, Dr Michael Dronfield, which explains their motivation for applying. There is no need to submit a CV.

Please email these two documents, as PDF files, to Hilary Battye at:

The closing date for applications is 10.00am on Thursday 13th December 2018

The Stamford Endowed Schools are actively committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  Applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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Key Dates

  • Closing date for applications 13 December 2018 10.00am
  • Preliminary interviews 02 January 2019 -03 January 2019
  • Long list interviews 17 January 2019
  • Short list interviews 23 January 2019