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Director of Finance and Business Services - Full-time

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22 Sep 2021

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Pay: Kent Range 12 (£46,734 to £54,463)

Start Date: Immediate

Are you a leader who can further develop outstanding finance management practices as well as highly regarded support services teams? Then this Director-level opportunity to join our outstanding, growing and developing Special School could be for you!

Meadowfield is a large, outstanding Special School for pupils age 3 to 19 with profound, severe and complex special educational needs. We provide excellent teaching and additional facilities for more than 370 pupils but we also have exciting growth plans, increasing our school size and the range of services we provide. We have recently opened a separate Sixth Form centre on a second site in Sittingbourne and in September 2021 launched our new Specialist College called Ascend.

We are now seeking someone who combines excellence in financial management with the ability to develop and lead a high quality support services team that includes Facilities, Finance, HR, IT and Office Services.

In addition to your senior level experience of sound financial planning and control for a significant organisation-wide budget you will need to demonstrate your ability to think strategically and actively contribute to our longer term school growth plans. Excellence in inter-personal skills together with evidence of role modelling our school values in your team leadership and working relationships are also essential qualities.

Working closely with the Principal and as a key member of our high performing, supportive extended senior leadership team you will make a significant contribution to our continuing success. In return, we also understand that to get the best from you we will need to offer important opportunities for your own professional and leadership development.

If you would like an informal discussion to find out more about what this unique opportunity can offer then please contact Jill Palmer, Principal on 01795 477788

Meadowfield School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to references, a medical check and an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

Please apply online for any of these vacancies via, by clicking the 'Apply' button at the top or the bottom of the page. C.V.s will not be considered.

Visits to the school are encouraged, to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Team via email at or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).

Please contact the HR Team on 01795 477788, option 5 for more information.

Closing Date: 04/10/2021 at 08:00

Interviews: 7th / 8th October 2021

Information about the school

Meadowfield School is an outstanding special school located in Sittingbourne. To find out more about the School environment and ethos, please take a look at our website, including the Working Here pages, where you can find more information, including school videos.

Our School Values are very important to us. We are extremely proud of our enthusiastic staff, who work hard to ensure that pupils and colleagues are safe and happy, and we look forward to welcoming you!

We serve pupils with profound, severe and complex needs, including autism. The school is comprised of: - Early Years - which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees and Reception classes, - IMPACTS classes - for pupils with Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulties, - Extended IMPACTS classes - for pupils who benefit from a more individual-led curriculum, - Subject Led classes - for pupils who benefit from a more academic curriculum - 6th Form - preparing pupils for their next steps

We currently serve pupils from the ages of three to nineteen, and pupil numbers are set to increase rapidly over the next year and beyond as we add more classes.

If you cannot see any vacancies that you wish to apply for right now, do go to the School Vacancies tab on the school profile page and click 'Register my Interest' to receive emails whenever we post new jobs.

The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.

Across the school we have approximately 270 members of staff ranging from class based support staff, teachers, the Inclusion Team, Office and Admin Staff, Site Staff, ICT Department as well as our Leadership and Management Team.

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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