Finance Business Partner/Group School Business Manager

  • Location:

    Surrey, England

  • Sector:

    Education

  • Job type:

    Permanent

  • Salary:

    £40000 - £50000 per annum

  • Contact:

    Phil Southern

  • Job ref:

    FBPACAD2018_1546878617

  • Published:

    10 days ago

  • Expiry date:

    2019-02-06

  • Startdate:

    ASAP

  • Consultant:

    Phil Southern

We are a growing, Church of England Trust that has expanded rapidly over the last 18 months and are seeking a professional who can grow with the organisation whilst building a service that will meet the varied needs of our schools. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual, following some impressive growth by the trust already - with more confirmed over the next two years. This role will require someone who is strategic but also hands-on.

The role will include:

  • providing strategic high-level financial and operational support to Academies;
  • supporting Business Mangers with their financial management and reporting, ensuring the Academy makes the best possible use of available resources;
  • supporting the Trust with the preparation of its accounts by ensuring the respective schools are recording transactions appropriately and remain compliant with Trust policy and process;
  • developing and driving efficiency's and exploring procurement opportunities both locally and regionally;
  • supporting, challenging and developing the Business Managers within the Trust;
  • leading on risk management ensuring Academies are actively working to mitigate risks and remain compliant;

This post would be suitable for someone who has proven experience as a Business Manager within the education sector and who is looking for increased responsibility supporting a number of schools. The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to assume full responsibility for the day-to-day support to our Academies and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding practitioner who can raise standards, with proven experience in school finance and business;
  • is an outstanding team player;
  • has the ability to work as part of a forward-looking team;


In return the successful candidate will:

  • be a member of a strong and dynamic team of professionals;
  • be supported through a comprehensive professional development programme;
  • work within an organisation that has high aspirations for all of its pupils and staff;
  • work with a supportive team of practitioners;