Chief Operating Officer

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Competitive
Location: Opossum Federation, Newport Road, London, E10 6PJ
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 27/05/2024 at 23:55
Reference: SCH/24/280859

Job Title: Chief Operating Officer
Salary: Competitive salary
Hours: 37 hours per week
Contract type: 52.14 weeks per year (Full time)

Line Management Administration Function including finance, HR and executive admin 

We are looking for an enthusiastic and committed Chief Operating Officer to join our 
team as soon as possible. The holder of this key post will be responsible for ensuring 
the successful and efficient day-to- day operation of the Federation support services. 
Reporting directly to the Chief Executive Officer, a member of the Federations 
Executive Leadership Team taking responsibility for the non-teaching administration 
of the Federation
We are looking for someone with:

  •  Demonstrable and relevant experience in financial and budget management (budgets over 10
  • Professional qualifications in accountancy, business management and Health and Safety
  • Experience in leading strategic planning for a large organisation
  • Proven successful leadership experience in a senior position, managing, organizing and 
    motivating multi-disciplinary teams, including successfully managing change
  • Advance ICT skills with the ability to use and manage ICT systems and resources effectively
  • Experience in estates management including building maintenance, new building projects, 
    relevant legislative requirements and liaison with architects, planning authorities and 
    external organisations
  • Proven business and administrative experience
  • Experience with working with a Board of Governors or equivalent structure
  • Highly developed interpersonal and communication skills: diplomatic, open-minded and 
    able to persuade, negotiate and influence others
  • Flexible, strategically minded and solution focused in approach
  • High level decision making skills
  • Able to self-evaluate and wiling to continue CPD
  • Knowledge of Safeguarding within education
  • Knowledge of GDPR within education 

If you feel you have the necessary skills to contribute to our continuing successful journey we would love to hear from you. 

An application pack is attached. Please submit all completed applications to:

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

Closing Date for Applications: 27th May 202

Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

An application pack is attached. Please submit all completed applications to:

Only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered