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Director of Finance and Resources

Wycombe High School, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Job details

Job role
Teacher, Suitable for NQTs
Working pattern
Full-time only
£57,736 to £63,569 per year (for an exceptional candidate, an enhanced salary is available)

Job summary

We are seeking to appoint a Director of Finance and Resources to be responsible for the strategic and operational aspects of Finance Resource Management, Management Information and ICT, Human Resource Management, Facility and Property Management, and Health, Safety, Risk and Compliance Management of the School and its associated entities.

As a member of the Leadership Group and the Chief Financial Officer for the Trust, this position is the School's leading support staff professional role.

The Director of Finance and Resources will be responsible for providing professional leadership and management of School support staff in partnership with teaching staff, to enhance their effectiveness in order to achieve improved standards of learning and achievement in the School.

S/he will advise on staff modelling and costs and be the strategic lead in the growth and maximisation of student numbers.

The successful candidate will maintain a strategic 5 year financial plan, and will provide advice to the Trust Board and the Governing Body and act as Company Secretary to the Trust.

S/he will prepare information for publications and returns for the DfE, ESFA, Companies House and other agencies and stakeholders within statutory guidelines.

In return we offer the opportunity to work in a friendly, vibrant and outstanding school.

Employee benefits

Extremely generous employer pension contributions.
Staff wellbeing programme.
MIND Wellbeing Index Silver Award winners for the past two consecutive years
We also subscribe to an award-winning Employee Assistance Programme

Applying for the job

Please complete an application form via the Wycombe High School website and include a cover letter detailing the reasons you have applied for this position

More on how to apply

School overview

School type
Education phase
School size
1308 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 18
Ofsted report
View Ofsted report
Contact email

About Wycombe High School

Wycombe High School is a girls’ selective state academy school with 1304 students on roll, of whom around 400 are in the Sixth Form. Each year 192 girls are admitted into Year 7. All students are assigned to a vertical tutor group consisting of about 21 students; usually three students from each year. group There are six houses with 10 tutor groups in each house. Our school is part of the Wycombe High School Academies Trust.

The school has educated girls of High Wycombe for over a hundred years and is very highly regarded in the local and wider community. There is a strong and shared sense of community and collective pride, built on core values. Parental support is strong. We have excellent links with other local schools, colleges and universities. We have a knowledgeable and supportive Governing Body fully involved with all aspects of school life, and an enthusiastic and active Parents and Friends Association.

Our staff are professional, forward-looking and committed to extending the horizons of our students, encouraging them to aim high, to take on leadership roles and to become independent learners. We have an ambitious development plan, with a focus on improving the quality of teaching and learning, both within and beyond the classroom.

We are a National Support School, a Teaching School and one of 35 Mathematics Hubs nationally. We are delighted to have been recently designated as a National Mathematics and Physics SCITT in 2017 and have strong community partnerships. We have invested substantially in IT systems and training. We also have an outstanding reputation for the performing and visual arts. Numerous educational visits take place each year and for every age group, at home and abroad.

Our school motto summarises our ethos and sense of community. All those who study, work at, or send their children to our school are part of this community and are role models for our ethos.

Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter
(Courageously, Faithfully, Joyfully)

Each student is encouraged to embrace our core values of honesty, respect and hard work. She is encouraged to speak out against injustice, supported to take risks, and is not afraid of failure. She learns new subjects and skills. She pushes herself to her personal limits and beyond. She is encouraged to listen to the opinions of others, as well as to voice her own. She accepts responsibility for herself and other students. She leads the school in partnership with staff and the governing body. She is independent and innovative in thought and action.

Every student is expected to uphold our school rules and traditions. She acts with integrity and is truthful and honest in all she does. She keeps promises and is reliable. She works hard to achieve her full potential. Above all she is a good friend, a good neighbour and a good citizen. She contributes positively to school life and society.

All our students contribute to making our school the happy and joyful place it is. Each student demonstrates mutual respect and empathy for all and is proud of her own achievements and those of others. She shows commitment to a fair and peaceful community and embraces diversity. Our students are happy and positive in approach, and support others to be the same.

As an immediate adopter of the Early Career Framework, any NQT applying will be guaranteed two years on a reduced timetable, a dedicated mentor and access to an exceptional career development programme.

Arranging a visit to Wycombe High School

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are not currently able to arrange visits to the school prior to application

School location

Marlow Road, High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, HP11 1TB

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