Director of Operations
David Ross Education Trust - Loughborough

Job Reference: 002238

Location: David Ross Education Trust - Loughborough

Closing Date: 16/08/2021

Vacancy Start Date: Not Specified

Salary: £75,000-£80,000 per annum

Employment Type: Permanent

School Type: All Through

Hours Per week: 37 hours per week

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced and pro-active Director of Operations to join our Executive Team, reporting directly to the CEO.

You will lead our operational delivery for the Trust across our 34 academies, with responsibility for Estates, Maintenance, Catering, Capital Investments and School Administration.

You will play a key role in developing the Operations functions within the Trust, through transformational change and strategic alignment, ensuring that we deliver operational excellence in our academies and in the Trust’s core team.

You will also be part of the Executive Team, contributing to the strategic leadership and management of the Trust, ensuring that all actions and processes support the Trust's objectives to transform the academies and the outcomes of the students we serve.

For a full description of the role and responsibilities, please see the Information Pack attached.

To be successful, you will have:

  • A commercial outlook that can be integrated into the education sector
  • Strategic thinking and delivery
  • Negotiating and influencing skills
  • Exceptional communication skills, and strong networking skills
  • You will be a results-orientated, highly collaborative systems-thinker, with a proven track record in delivering major programmes
  • Organisation change management experience
  • You will be an individual who works well under pressure and is determined and is able to influence at all levels
  • You will be highly organised, articulate, driven and passionate about delivering exceptional service

About the David Ross Education Trust

You can find out more about the Trust by looking at our website We have grown to 34 academies, incorporating primary, secondary, a grammar and special schools. We have over 2000 staff committed to delivering educational excellence to our 13,000 young people.

Whatever your role, you are contributing to achieving our vision of inspiring the next generation of young people to be the best they can in whatever they choose.

We are setting high standards to be the country’s leading academy chain, committed to delivering the highest educational standards alongside an unrivalled package of sporting and cultural enrichment, including events such as the DRET Spring, Summer and Winter Cups, Music Cup, volunteering trips abroad, and regular trips/visits throughout the year.

We work alongside outstanding organisations and individuals who are happy to share their expertise and skills in supporting the Trust’s vision to give children better life chances through access to the best education and support we can give them.

Academies have their unique place in local communities; we share common goals, aspirations, values that enable us to work collaboratively and collectively to achieve our mission. We have regional hubs and share skills and knowledge and experience across our academies allowing them to benefit and learn from each other.

Apply now

To complete our on-line application form, please click on ‘apply for job’ button below. Please note we do not accept CVs without a completed application form.​​​​​​​

Early applications are advised. We receive high numbers of applications for our roles and therefore have to close the vacancy prior to the closing date in order to review candidates' details against our job criteria before shortlisting or re-opening the vacancy.

An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants.

The David Ross Education Trust is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our students and staff.

It is our objective to ensure that job applicants and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential. We do not discriminate against any applicants on the basis of any protected characteristics


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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