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  • Earliest start date

    1 July 2024

  • Latest start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    3 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    7 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Other leadership roles

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 36 hours per week, all year round

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

Between £54,135 and £57,177

What skills and experience we're looking for

The successful candidate will have a key role in:

  • Leading, developing and coordinating support services and providing high-quality solutions
  • Ensuring the effective management, reporting and recording of finances, including budget planning and monitoring
  • Procuring goods and services on a value-for-money basis to support education delivery within the context of regulatory frameworks and legislation
  • Ensuring that services drive sustainability, support teaching and learning and community engagement
  • Ensuring regulatory and legal compliance in Human Resources by managing, supporting and developing staff
  • Supporting the development of a marketing and communication strategy which promotes the schools’ aims and goals especially in pupil recruitment, stakeholder engagement and maximising income generation

To be responsible for strategic planning, research and analysis and subsequent implementation to support school improvement and high performance.

To advise on financial implications and consequences in order for both schools to make the best possible use of resources available and to keep abreast and advise on current government and Local Authority financial policy and procedures.

To promote and articulate 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 schools’ learning objectives,

Together with members of both Senior Leadership Teams and Governing Bodies, develop and implement school policies and procedures, to meet both schools’ needs through self-evaluation and action planning and ensuring appropriate staff and community consultation.

To develop and implement a Marketing Strategy for both schools to maintain their profiles within the wider community and attract additional funds for both schools.

To recommend, develop and implement new procedures and office systems to meet the changing needs of the schools.

To share in the responsibility for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and to follow all associated child protection and safeguarding policies as adopted by the schools and Local Authority.

Main duties and responsibilities in the following areas:

A. Leadership & Management

1. Participate in and present in Strategic Leadership meetings, Full Governing Body and appropriate Governors’ sub-committee meetings offering financial, premises and personnel support and advice as required.

2. Provide information including the annual budget statement, CFR Return, Financial Summary and Statement of Internal Control.

3. Plan and manage change in accordance with the schools’ development/strategic plans.

4. Lead and line manage both schools’ support staff including assisting in the creation and implementation of recruitment, induction, appraisal, training and monitoring of systems for these staff.

B. Financial Resource Management

1. Be responsible for the effective financial management of both schools ensuring compliance with all financial regulations and legal requirements.

2. Evaluate information and consult with the Leadership and Governors to prepare a realistic, balanced and sustainable budget for the schools’ activity in the short, medium and long term

3. Submit the proposed budgets to the Head Teachers and Governors for approval, assist the overall financial planning process and ensure the school is always audit ready.

4. Discuss, negotiate and agree the final budgets

C. Administration Management

1. Manage the whole schools administrative function and lead all support staff.

2. Be responsible for the systems and general management of the Schools’ administrative and financial computer network.

3. Design and maintain administrative systems that deliver outcomes based on the schools’ aims and goals.

4. Manage systems and link processes that interact across the schools to form complete systems.

5. Define responsibilities, information and support for staff and other stakeholders.

D. Management Information Systems & IT

1. Consult with relevant people and other parties to introduce new technology or improve existing technology.

2. Ensure that the schools have a strategy for using technology aligned to the overall vision and plans for the school ensuring value for money.

3. Communicate the strategy and relevant policies, including Data Protection, with specific reference to GDPR requirements.

4. Establish systems to monitor and report on the performance of technology within the schools.

5. Ensure resources, support and training are provided to enable work colleagues to make the best use of available IT including teaching, learning and assessment systems.

E. Human Resource Management

1. Manage the payroll services for all the schools’ staff including the management of pension schemes and associated services.

2. Oversee the completion of all new starter paperwork and other documents relating to staff employment and maintain the Personnel database.

3. To liaise with Head teachers on personnel issues.

4. To liaise with external organisations to ensure that the appropriate clearance for new staff is received – medical checks, DBS checks and obtainment of employment references.

5. To be responsible for the maintenance of confidential staff records.

F. Site Management

1. To oversee the letting of the schools’ premises to outside organizations and the Schools’ staff, and for the development of all school facilities for out of school use, with particular reference to the local community.

2. To implement risk management and loss prevention strategies in the schools to reduce risk insurance costs.

3. Ensure the supervision of relevant planning and construction processes is undertaken in line with contractual obligations

4. Ensure the safe maintenance and security operation of all schools’ premises

5. Manage the maintenance of the schools’ site including the purchase and repair of all furniture and fittings

G. Health & Safety

1. In conjunction with schools’ Premises Officer, act as the school’s Health & Safety Co-ordinator and Fire Officer and be responsible for the management of Health and Safety within the Schools.

2. Support the schools’ Premises Officer to plan, instigate and maintain records of fire practices and alarm tests.

3. Ensure the schools’ written health & safety policy statement is clearly communicated and available to all people

4. Ensure the health & safety policy is implemented at all times, put into practice and is subject to review and assessment at regular intervals or as situations change

What the school offers its staff

We can offer:

  • Wonderful pupils who are at the heart of everything we do
  • A community that cares about excellence, wonder and learning for life
  • Opportunities for further developing skills and practice in innovative ways
  • An opportunity to support the strategic direction of the school
  • Bought in quality support from the Local Authority
  • A wonderfully proactive PTFA and knowledgeable Governing Body

Further details about the role

The role is across both Honeywell Infant and Honeywell Junior Schools.

A unique role in a very unique setting where two separate infant and junior schools share one premises.

We are seeking an ambitious and energetic professional with experience to lead our school support team and provide effective management of our finances, health and safety, premises and human resources.

Commitment to safeguarding

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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About Honeywell Infant School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 7
Education phase
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School size
318 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 7
Phone number

Honeywell Infant School is a popular oversubscribed school situated between Wandsworth and Clapham Common. We are looking for a talented individual to join our friendly and supportive staff.

Arranging a visit to Honeywell Infant School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email jane.neal@honeywell.wandsworth.sch.uk.

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