Are you looking for an opportunity to develop your career, deepen your experience, and take on a Trust wide role? GLF Schools is seeking to recruit an experienced School Business Professional to work with our Business & Operations Directors supporting our schools.
This is an exciting opportunity to not only work closely with some of our 41 schools, spread across the South East from Oxfordshire to Croydon, but also to become a key member of the Trust’s central team utilising the specialists within the Trust to ensure our schools receive high quality operational support.
We are looking for candidates with the deep generalist skills that come from School Business experience, who are able to engage effectively with both our schools’ leadership and office teams to deliver outstanding business support.
This post may be based in either of our central offices in Banstead or Camberley; we support colleagues to work flexibly, and this role may be carried out remotely. An important aspect of the role will be to build positive relationships with each of our schools, and therefore a willingness and ability to travel to support this will be essential.
We are looking to recruit for a full-time post but would consider applications for a part time position as a job share; please state clearly on your application if you are looking for a part time position.
We are looking for candidates located in any of our 3 regions, listed below:
- West and Oxfordshire - Camberley, Sunbury, Wokingham, Lightwater, Banbury, Didcot
- Central - West Ewell, Cheam, Banstead, Epsom
- South East - Wandsworth, Croydon, Caterham, Merstham, Redhill, Crawley, Horsham
What we are looking for
Someone who has;
• The ability to juggle priorities within a diverse portfolio of work
• Experience of managing projects or process changes within a school environment
• Experience of procurement in schools
• A track record of delivering high quality service
• Experience of line management / leading a team
• Strong communication skills and the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders
• Enthusiasm and commitment to working as part of a team
Thrive in a Career at GLF
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer, which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
● Continuous Professional Development
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Flexible Working
● Staff Wellbeing
● Career Pathways and Talent Management
● Staff Benefits
● Community and Collaboration
● Valued worker scheme
All associate staff at GLF Schools are enrolled in the Local Government Pension Scheme, a defined benefit pension scheme
Hours - Full time over 52 weeks
Salary - Leadership 1, starting salary £40k-45k FTE (depending on experience) with 26 days annual leave
Start Date - As soon as available
Closing date – 27 September 2021
Interview date – 30 September 2021
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.