School Finance, Business and Operations Director

Job Title: School Finance, Business and Operations Director
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: South East London
Salary: £65,000 (more may be available for an outstanding candidate)
Job Published: May 01, 2019 15:37

Job Description

Thomas Tallis School is a large comprehensive school educating nearly 2000 young people aged between 11 and 18.  We have over 200 staff and a budget of £14 million.   We work with exciting and vibrant young people, providing an education that helps them understand the world and positions them for successful and happy futures.  

We are looking for a talented professional to join our Senior Leadership team and play a key role in steering our financial strategy whilst also focusing on operational efficiency to ensure that we provide high quality value for money services resulting in the best education possible for our young people.    You will work closely with the Headteacher and be part of a talented team who enjoy working to high standards whilst treating each other with humanity and respect. 

With a relevant professional qualification in finance or school business management, you are likely to have a track record of effective financial management, stewardship and reporting that is transferable.  This role is broader than just finance so experience of other relevant areas such as estates, procurement, PFI and Health and Safety would be an advantage.  Experience of working in a comparable school environment is of interest but is by no means essential.  Most importantly is that you have exceptional interpersonal skills, can marshal your arguments well and can learn quickly. 

In return we offer a diverse and stimulating working environment with both exceptional educators and young people.   It is possible that the role could accommodate some flexibility in hours of work although this is not deemed to be a part time role, given its importance. 

Closing date: Monday 20th May 2019

Thomas Tallis School is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any offer of employment is subject to a satisfactory ‘Enhanced with a Barred List Check’ through the Disclosure and Barring Service.