Operations Assistant

Job Title: Operations Assistant

Location:        Acorn Park, Norwich

Salary:              £21,500

Hours:              Monday – Friday 09.00-17.00

Contract:         Permanent

Outstanding Operations Assistant required to support our facilities manager.

We are looking for an experienced Operations Assistant to join our fantastic team at Acorn Park, Norwich.

As an Operations Assistant, you will administer and hold responsibility for the systems and procedures required by the business to ensure that our services run smoothly and efficiently.  The role will require attention to detail, a willingness to work to deadlines and close partnership working with managers from both the care and education teams.

You will be well supported and line-managed by our experienced Facilities Manager. 

Responsibilities will include supporting new pupil referrals, aspects of HR, oversight of training records, email and other communication systems, resource bookings, lettings and a range of health and safety procedures.

Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.

When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for an Operations Assistant, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.

Whilst previous experience of working in an Education or Care Environment would be desirable, the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.

Educated to a GCSE level or above, you will be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of teaching, motivated by helping every child to reach their potential.

About us:

Acorn Park is a unique provision comprising of an independent special school for up to 90 young people aged 6-19, and 6 Children's Homes that are co-located on a shared 30-acre private estate in the beautiful village of Banham, Norfolk.  We are part of the Options Autism group – we specialise in the education and care of young people with Autism.

For over 16 years Options Autism have provided care and education to children, young people and adults with autism, complex needs and learning difficulties. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.

Why join us?

We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.

As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.

Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.

Options Autism is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to fully Enhanced DBS.