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Academy Business Director

Employer
Hays Specialist Recruitment Limited
Location
UK
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
11 Aug 2021

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Sector
Education
Contract Type
Permanent
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School Business Manager / Academy Business Director ideally quick start either temp to perm or permanent.

Your new company
This is a great opportunity to work within this highly specialised SEN School and to work alongside a highly passionate Head Teacher in helping to deliver the very best of opportunities to the pupils that attend the school.

As the Academy Business Director to have a hands on approach to managing a number of the schools operational services helping to deliver a highly effective and efficient range of services across the school. Responsibilities will include:

Leadership and Strategy
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational leadership of the academy through membership of the Senior Management Team.
  • Act as line manager for the Site Manager, Pool Manager and Finance team.
  • Operate as a director of the trading subsidiary.
  • Undertake annual appraisals for nominated staff members.
  • Attend full governing body and governors' committees as required.
  • Plan and manage change in accordance with the academy's development/strategic plan.
  • Keep up to date with the relevant statutory frameworks and guidance and to advise the Headteacher and Governing Body accordingly.
  • Develop a disaster recovery strategy, emergency plan and risk register.
  • Lead the efficient operation of the academy's and trading subsidiary's finances on a day to day basis in compliance with statutory and DfE/funding agency requirements.
  • Produce a draft budget for consideration by the Headteacher and Governors' Finance Committee.
  • Submit the annual financial plan to the DfE/funding agency and ensure that Budget Holders are advised of their allocations.
  • Liaise with the DfE/funding agency on all financial and budgetary matters and implement end of year procedures in line with requirements.
  • Produce and present reports for the governors' Finance Committee showing totals of actual income and expenditure, committed expenditure, an explanation of virements and variances, information on major projects, and predicted outturn.
  • Negotiate contracts, tenders and agreements for the provision of support services (including lettings) and to ensure that the performance of contracts is properly monitored.
  • Produce an annual 3-year budget projection.
  • Property and Health & Safety Management
  • Overall responsibility for Property, Services and Health & Safety Issues
  • Ensure the Health & Safety Policy is implemented at all times, put into practice and is subject to review, assessment and reporting at regular intervals or as the situation or legislation changes


What you'll need to succeed
Ideally you will already have experience of working within a school environment covering a range of other operational business areas including finance, although this is not essential, and be a fully qualified accountant / school business manager seeking a fresh and rewarding challenge. Whilst the position is very much part of the leadership structure you will be hands on in the day to day delivery across your responsible business areas. You will also be a natural leader and motivator of staff, leading from the front, demonstrating the ethos of the school.

What you need to do now
If you're interested in this role, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call us now.
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