All Locations
Weymouth
Advertising SalarySalary Details:
£36,648 - £42,403 (Full Time Equivalent)
What is the vacancy type for this advertVacancy Type:
Permanent
Function:
School Support Staff
EmployerEmployer:
Compass Centre
Job Working PatternJob Working Pattern:
Full time

About The Role

School Business Leader:  Permanent, Full or Part Time. 

Hours: By negotiation up to 37 hours per week. 

Paid Weeks: 52 weeks per year

Annualised hours contract, the majority of which will be worked during term time and due to the nature of the establishment annual leave must be taken during school holidays.

Salary Scale:   Grade 11, points 28-34 £36,648 - £42,403 PA (Full Time Equivalent – Pay Award pending)

Compass Learning Centre is looking to appoint an inspirational, highly motivated and energetic School Business Leader to join their Senior Leadership Team, leading the school through new developments and future journey.

This is an exciting opportunity for a highly motivated and talented professional who will be responsible for managing the strategy and operation of the business functions of our school, including financial management with a school budget of approximately £1.5 million, health and safety, human resources, compliance and administration. They will advise on and implement the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently, and that allows other members of the leadership team to focus on teaching and learning.

Prospective candidates should currently hold or be working towards a relevant qualification in finance or a School Business Management Qualification for example, Certificate of Diploma in School Business Management or similar. This role will suit an enthusiastic and inspirational individual who enjoys working as part of a dedicated team and will provide the opportunity to excel in a supportive environment.

Prospective candidates should have proven strong and effective leadership and management skills, the ability to make a strategic contribution to the school’s leadership team, have excellent organisational, communication and negotiation skills with both internal and external audiences and have the ability to drive forward and motivate staff. The successful candidate will be self-aware, open to development and be passionate about making a real difference in the lives of our students.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • Ideally have experience working within an educational establishment;
  • Are confident in leading staff and able to work well as part of a team;
  • Are highly organised and have the ability to work under pressure in order to meet deadlines;
  • Are able to present data and information on the school budget and finances to Governors and senior staff;
  • Can positively build on the management and quality of our support services ensuring best value;
  • Have experience of strategic financial management / planning, performance management, health & safety and HR policies and procedures;
  • Can strategically and operationally contribute at Governor and leadership meetings
  • Are able to work on their own initiative with excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills, and willingness to work flexibly

The young people we educate have struggled to maintain a place in mainstream school and come to us with a variety of additional needs. Our challenge is to help them build the confidence, knowledge and skills to unlock their potential.  If you are a good team player, who is motivated, patient, resilient and understanding this may be the job for you. You will be joining an outstanding, hardworking and friendly team of staff.

If you think this post could be for you then come and visit us – see what we’re about and how we work, or give us a call to discuss the post further.

Please contact Michelle Nokes, Heads PA in the first instance –

Tel:  01305 – 206530                         email: [email protected]

NB: The school closes for the half term holiday on Friday 24 May.

Further details including a job description and person specification are included in the attached Information for Applicants, however if you have any questions or would like to discuss this position please contact Michelle Nokes, Heads PA on 01305 – 206530.

The closing date for receipt of applications is Midnight on Sunday 2 June 2024.

 

Further Information

Compass Learning Centre is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people; this is a commitment which we expect all staff and volunteers to share.  The successful candidate will be required to have a Disclosure & Barring Service check in line with the Governments safer recruitment guidelines.  We value the diversity of our workforce and welcome applications from all sectors of the community. 

Please ensure that your application is completed in full, listing and detailing all qualifications from secondary school up to the most recent qualifications gained and a full employment history is stated from school until present day.

Compass Learning Centre will conduct online searches of shortlisted candidates. This check will be part of a safeguarding check, and the search will purely be based on whether an individual is suitable to work with children. As care must be taken to avoid unconscious bias and any risk of discrimination a person who will not be on the appointment panel will conduct the search and will only share information if and when findings are relevant and of concern.

 

The pro rata salary shown is based on the number of hours and weeks worked and includes appropriate paid annual leave and bank holiday entitlements.

The salary quoted is the annual salary for the position at the time of advert. The salary will be paid in equal monthly instalments and will be adjusted at the start of employment and again if leaving part way through the school year to ensure the correct salary is received for the work completed in an academic year.

This role is UK based and your Right to Work will need to be established as part of the appointment process.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974. The amendments to the ROA 1974 (Exceptions Order 1975, (2013 and 2020)) provide that when applying for certain jobs and activities, certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account. The MOJ’s guidance on the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the Exceptions Order 1975, provides information about which convictions must be declared during job applications and related exceptions and further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.

 

 

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