This job expired on 12 June 2023

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    12 June 2023 at 9am

  • Date listed

    24 May 2023

Job details

Job role

  • Head of year or phase
  • Head of department or curriculum

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Key stage 2

Working pattern

Full time: 36 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

£35,411 - £42,503

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will:

  • be committed to improving educational outcomes for our pupils
  • enjoy working part of a strong network of academies
  • have a strong sense of moral purpose
  • have well-developed ICT skills
  • have experience of people management
  • have experience and/or knowledge of schools or education administration
  • have experience of finance administration and basic financial processes

What the school offers its staff

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with outstanding school leaders across the three Ark Hastings Primaries.

We can offer you excellent opportunities for professional development as well as the support and guidance of an experienced and outstanding senior leadership team. You will also benefit from considerable administrative and site support in the form of our Regional Finance Director, Academy Site Manager, Receptionist and Academy Secretary. The Castledown team works closely with Ark Blacklands and Ark Little Ridge Primary Academies both of whom have long-standing and experienced Business Managers who will work closely with you in your new role.

If you have a keen interest in education, business, and finance, we can offer you support and challenge to develop further. By joining the Ark schools network you will gain access to an exclusive range of benefits including comprehensive CPD, training and best-practice sharing opportunities, reduced gym membership, large retail discounts as well as the unique opportunity to apply for international exchanges and other scholarship prospects.

Commitment to safeguarding

Ark is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people in its academies.

Ark requires all employees to undertake an enhanced DBS check. You are required, before appointment, to disclose any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975. Non-disclosure may lead to termination of employment. However, disclosure of a criminal background will not necessarily debar you from employment - this will depend upon the nature of the offence(s) and when they occurred.

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About Ark Castledown Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
387 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Ark Castledown are a community primary school that is dedicated to providing the very best education for the children of our town.

We hold a strong child-centred approach to teaching, where consistency, praise, encouragement and challenge are key. We believe that every child has a unique potential and we work hard to inspire and motivate children to achieve their goals.

We know that a successful and happy school depends on all of us working together, and that parents make an important contribution to children’s achievements at school. We are committed to developing excellent working relationships with our families and all members of our school community.

Arranging a visit to Ark Castledown Primary Academy

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email pfitzgerald@arkcastledown.org.

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