Prior Academies Trust

Job Title: Professional Learning Team Operations Manager
Salary: PPS24, £29,174 per annum – PPS27 £31,895 per annum
Full Time, Permanent
Hours of work: 37 hours per week, 52 working weeks per year
Location: The Keyworth Centre
Reports to: Director of Professional Learning
Start date: As soon as possible

Role Summary:

As a part of the Leadership Team, the PLTOM leads project development and implementation plans for all work streams, presenting clear processes and systems for agreement by leaders.
The Professional Learning Team includes, Trust Professional Learning (Teacher, Leadership and Support staff), SCITT, Apprenticeships, Science Learning Partnership and Computing Hub.

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust is committed to developing its adult learners and is looking to recruit an Operations Manager for the Professional Learning Team, which is part of the Trust’s Central Services. This is an exciting opportunity for someone with energy and ambition to lead a team of administrative staff, working alongside leaders to deliver a broad portfolio of professional development opportunities. The Professional Learning Team leads Lincolnshire SCITT, our Initial Teacher Training provision, Priory Apprenticeships and the development programmes for teaching and support staff. The role would be perfect for someone who wanted to work as part of a large organisation but within a smaller team, collaborating with a range of colleagues.

The successful candidate must be educated to graduate level or equivalent and have a grade C or above in Maths and English. It is essential that you have experience of managing compliance activity, including financial compliance, as well as experience of leading others. The successful candidate will have outstanding communication skills and personal motivation and drive.

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust is an established and supportive MAT.  Our scale allows both flexibility and creativity in terms of career development, with permanent and secondment opportunities across our academies allowing exciting career pathways.  We are determined in our mission to improve the life chances of our students and we are equally committed to the wellbeing and development of our staff.

The Trust also offer the following benefits:

  • Excellent employer pension contribution
  • Wellbeing benefits. including discounted gym membership and offers at local gyms, registration on various discount platforms, including Discount for Teachers (inclusive  of support staff).
  • Free onsite parking at all academy sites
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Free eye examination and discount on glasses
  • Access to CPD both internal and external accreditations through our Professional Learning Programme

The job description and person specification can be found here.

Please select Apply online to begin your application. Please note CVs are not accepted

For expressions of interest, from colleagues within the Trust, please complete the internal application form on the Trust website at The Priory Federation of Academies Trust – Internal Application Form (

Closing Date for applications: 25 September 2022

Date of Interview: week commencing 26 September 2022

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust is committed to maintaining a diverse workforce and an inclusive environment for all. Our aim, embedded in the Trust Values, is to enrich our workforce at every level and we encourage applications from all under-represented groups.

The Priory Federation of Academies Trust strictly adheres to UK-GDPR regulations. In order to complete your application for this position you will be required to read and agree to the terms of our privacy statement. This will be available for you to read when you commence your applicaiton.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. The position is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

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