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  • Start date details

    April 2024

  • Closing date

    27 February 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Date listed

    12 February 2024

Job details

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Key stage

Early years, Key stage 1, Key stage 2

Working pattern

  • View all Full timejobs - 37 hours per week. 39 weeks per year, plus two week holiday working during the school closure period to be arranged with Line Manager.

Contract type

Permanent

Pay scale

HEARTS Band 4 - dependant on skills and experience

What skills and experience we're looking for

Cluster School Business Manager (C-SBM)

Are you looking for your next challenge? Do you relish the chance to really make a difference to the running of schools? Are you a new or experienced School Business Manager who is looking to progress your career whilst working in a team of like-minded professionals? If so, then this may be the role for you.

The successful applicant will be joining a team of experienced Cluster School Business Managers, who are currently overseeing several schools within the trust. This post will further strengthen the services provided to our schools by working collaboratively with a small number of schools; therefore, flexibility is key.

The successful applicant may be required on an ad-hoc basis to cover specific projects or staff absences. The C-SBM will be jointly line-managed by our Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Heads of School and will work closely with our existing team in driving forward all aspects of improvement in the HEARTS Trust. The role is hybrid and will be based across our central office and schools.

The successful applicant will demonstrate excellence in all aspects of school business administration and management.

The C-SBM position is a varied role which includes HR, finance (managing the budget and associated financial systems), assisting the Trust Finance Manager and Premises Lead with health and safety, site maintenance (via the site team) and working closely with the Head of School in the joint line management of various school-based staff.

We are seeking a highly ambitious professional who has the experience, motivation, enthusiasm and skill set to help lead the future vision and development of the schools and the Trust.

The successful candidate will be committed to their own lifelong learning and development and to ensuring that we are one trust where all belong.

We are highly ambitious for all of our schools, we know we set the bar high, however, we believe that our young people and the communities that we serve deserve nothing less.

Due to the location of our schools, a clean driving licence and access to a vehicle are paramount. Visits are encouraged and will provide applicants with the opportunity to meet with our existing team of Business Managers.

Please contact our COO Louise Allbury: l.allbury@heartsacademy.uk to meet the team of Business Managers and to see our schools in action.

Interview Process

After the closing date, short listing will be conducted by a panel, who will match your skills/experience against the criteria in the person specification. You will be selected for interview entirely on the contents of your application form, so please read the Job Description carefully before you complete your form.

How to apply

It is very important that the HEARTS application form is completed in full, particularly section F which refers to references. We must have the full contact details of two referees, including their name, address, telephone number and email address.

Please note that we will write to the Headteacher for all education references. Incomplete application forms will not be considered.

CVs are not accepted.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the closing date should we have enough suitable applications, therefore we advise applying early.

What the school offers its staff

Why choose HEARTS Academy Trust as your new employer?

The HEARTS way of working is based on our values of happiness, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth and service, all of which are embedded within each of our schools.

HEARTS Academy Trust offers a comprehensive rewards and benefits package to all colleagues, including but not limited to:

  • “Every HEARTS Matters” Employee discounts and benefits scheme
  • Pension schemes (LGPS/TPS)
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Access to our trust Counsellor
  • Access to our Mental Health First Aid team
  • Additional weeks leave during October
  • Excellent CPD opportunities with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights
  • Supportive leadership and opportunities to collaborate across the trust
  • On request, and if appropriate, flexible working

We believe our employees are our most valuable asset, we strive to create a positive and supportive work environment that rewards hard work and dedication. Join our team and enjoy the many benefits that HEARTS Academy Trust has to offer. Please see the HEARTS Extra Programme Recruitment Information pack for full information.

Further details about the role

HEARTS Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are subject to the receipt of a satisfactory application form, satisfactory references that meet the requirements as set out in KCSIE, satisfactory online search and an Enhanced DBS check, to include a children’s barred list check, and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will be completed for all applicants.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). This means that certain convictions and cautions are considered ‘protected’ and do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.

Guidance about whether a conviction or caution should be disclosed can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/new-guidance-on-the-rehabilitation-of-offenders-act-1974.

All applicants can view a copy of our Records Retention Policy on the Trust website, the policy sets out how we will gather, process and hold personal data of individuals during and after the recruitment process.

For further information about the HEARTS Academy Trust please visit our website at: http://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

Commitment to safeguarding

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview. A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

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About Hearts Academy Trust

Type
Multi-academy trust
Phone number
01268 572672

HEARTS is a small innovative Academy Trust of six primary schools and an alternative provision for pupils with SEMH challenges. All provisions are based in the south of Essex. Our values are central to all that we do. We work tirelessly to ensure that happiness and hope, self-esteem, achievement, respect and responsibility, truth, spirituality and service are embedded into the curriculum. Our pupils are well-rounded individuals who are ready to face the challenges offered to them. These values are at the heart of all we do and fundamental to our working relationships as well as our pupils' learning. We have high expectations of our employees and offer support and continued development opportunities for all. We expect our employees to live the HEARTS values in their work and relationships with other employees and the community.

The Trustees are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The post will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, online searches, medical check, prohibited from teaching check and references. References are taken up prior to interview. A copy of the trusts Child Protection Policy is available on our website:- https://www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk/policies

We can offer you:

- access to the HEARTS Extra Programme (Rewards and Benefits)
- an excellent CPD entitlement with purposeful training, including trust-wide twilights throughout the year
- a two-week October half-term
- supportive colleagues who want to provide the best possible opportunities for their pupils
- a highly effective learning environment
- a responsive and involved leadership team
- an 80:20 teaching model (4-day teaching week where all teachers receive an additional 10% non-contact (PPA) time each week as part of the trust policy)
- a school with a highly positive culture that supports all staff; mental health, workload and wellbeing are at the forefront of our vision and values
- access to our school counsellor and network of Mental Health and Wellbeing champions

For further information about HEARTS, including policies and procedures, please refer to our website: www.heartsacademytrust.co.uk

All of our schools are judged good or outstanding.

Arranging a visit to Hearts Academy Trust

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruitment@heartsacademy.uk.

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