School Business Manager
Closing date: Friday 23 June 2023 8am
Interview: Week Beginning 26 June 2023
Start Date: September 2023
Salary: £55,000 - £65,000 (more for an exceptional candidate)
Due to the promotion of the current postholder, we are seeking an individual who has proven experience and the ability to plan, develop and deliver business services and sound financial planning and budgetary control. In this role you will need to be able to provide leadership along with professional support and advice. This role reports directly to the Principal and is part of the Senior Leadership Team at the school. In addition, you will benefit from being part of United Learning which offers support and networking across the Group
The School Business Manager is the Academy’s leading support staff professional and works as part of the Senior Team to assist the Principal to ensure that we meet our educational aims. You 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.
The School Business Manager promotes the highest standards of business ethos within the administrative function of the school and strategically ensures the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives. Therefore, you will be responsible for the Financial Resource Management, Administration Management, Management Information, IT Strategy, Human Resource Management, Facility & Property Management, Catering and Health & Safety Management of the academy.
The successful candidate will have integrity and initiative, and will be highly capable, proactive, organised and enthusiastic. They must have excellent interpersonal skills, be curious and be able to show initiative. We hope to find an individual who can embrace our vision and ethos and be able to demonstrate a real passion for ensuring the best in everyone.
We welcome applications from candidates with experience in other educational or similar settings.
Working for us
Walthamstow Academy opened its impressive new building in 2006 and since then we have achieved excellent results both at GCSE and at A Level. In 2022, Walthamstow Academy students achieved a Progress 8 score of 0.55. At A-Level, our students achieve excellently with many of them progressing to Russell Group institutions. Because we are so successful, the school is now full and oversubscribed on first choices alone.
We do not achieve these results by accident. At Walthamstow Academy, we believe in the best in everyone. We have a relentless focus on high expectations and aim to identify barriers to success and provide necessary support as quickly as possible to ensure our students achieve. We do not accept excuses and always strive for the best.
The Academy is proud of its multi-cultural character, and we celebrate the diversity of heritage in our community. 90% of our students are from minority ethnic groups, many coming from African, Caribbean, Eastern European, Turkish and Pakistani communities.
Within the community served by the Academy there is social and economic disadvantage with 35% of students being eligible for Pupil Premium. Almost 60% have a first language other than English and a significant number have low levels of literacy on entry. Many students enter the Academy with low levels of attainment and the staff work hard to add value to their performance. Standards across the Academy are above national averages in most subjects.
The Academy is located close to the North Circular Road, M11 and both Blackhorse Road and Walthamstow Central underground stations from where it takes about half an hour to get into central London. The Academy is situated in a part of London where property prices are still relatively inexpensive and within easy access of Epping Forest, the Lee Valley and rural Hertfordshire and Essex.
Walthamstow Academy has achieved the CPLD Gold Award in recognition of our investment in professional development, because we know that without our wonderful staff, what we have achieved would not be possible, so thank you for your interest in coming to work with us. It starts with someone like you believing you can contribute further to our community.
What we Offer
Here at Walthamstow Academy, we are committed to ensuring our employees feel valued and appreciated and this includes your employee benefits such as:
Support and Continuous Professional Development is available for staff at all stages of their career
We offer 6 weeks annual leave entitlement in addition to bank holidays.
Enrolment into the Local Government Pension Scheme with a 14.70% employer contribution including life assurance cover.
We recognise that flexible working has a key role to play in attracting, retaining, developing and rewarding outstanding members of staff. We are committed to encouraging and enabling flexible working opportunities at Walthamstow Academy.
We also work with Perkbox to offer you over 250 exclusive benefits, all through their easy-to-access platform and app. Featuring a huge range of perks, from discounted cinema tickets and holidays, to money off meals out at restaurants nationwide, and savings on food, technology and clothes shopping.
Discounted Gym Memberships through Perkbox, you can access a range of gym membership discounts at over 3000 sites across the country. We also provide free use of our school gym 24/7 with weekly participation of sporting tournaments on offer. We also have our own gym in the academy!
Cycle2Work Scheme provides you with a bicycle and equipment such as lights, locks and panniers so that you can cycle to work and in your spare time! As this is a salary sacrifice scheme, you can save money through income tax and NI deductions.
Car Lease Scheme, as a Group, we have partnered with SG Fleet to launch the Novalease scheme for all staff, providing you with access to great discounts on car leasing through a direct debit scheme. You can also exchange a portion of your gross salary in return for any lower CO2 emission car of your choice.
About United Learning
United Learning is a unique group of independent and state schools working together to achieve the best in everyone. Our vision is to provide excellent education so that all young people are able to make a success of their lives and, if we are to realise this vision, we need to make sure we attract, develop and reward the key ingredient – you.
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