Finance & Operations Business Partner
(Permanent, Full Time – Salary £40-45k depending on experience)
Includes Car Allowance /Travel between schools is expected.
The Southwark Diocesan Board of Education Multi-Academy Trust (SDBE MAT), based at London Bridge, is seeking to appoint an experienced individual to support schools across the Trust with their financial and operational responsibilities.
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. With 8 schools converting within our first year of operation and a further 5-10 considering joining over the next 2 years, this is an exciting opportunity for the right individual. 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 efficiencies 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;
•ensuring the processes and practices link to the Trust’s Vison and Mission and that the Board’s Christian values permeate through the way you work with people.
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;
•supports the Christian ethos of our organisation.
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;
•be provided with excellent career opportunities.
This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon children’s learning.
The SDBE MAT is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
Closing date for applications: 12 noon on Monday 4th February 2019
Shortlisting: Monday 4th February 2019
Interview: Tuesday 12th February 2019
Southwark Diocesan Board of Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.