Academy Business Manager, Ilford

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The Ursuline Academy IlfordIlford

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Start date: September 2018
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55K – £65K plus £1, 848 (Outer London Allowance) pa
Contract term: Permanent

The Governors are seeking to appoint a dynamic, inspiring, ambitious Academy Business Manager with a proven track record of successful leadership at senior level and who will be:

  • committed to supporting the Catholic ethos of the Academy;
  • a team player who, with the Headteacher, Governors and Senior Leadership Team, will contribute significantly to the ongoing success of the Academy;
  • a creative strategic thinker with the ability to make a major contribution to the medium and long term planning of the Academy’s development;
  • an effective all round communicator, able to build on our links with our wider community and liaise with appropriate agencies, including the EFSA, DfE, Diocese and local authority.

As well as demonstrating these qualities you will wish to make a difference and be innovative in leading and shaping the future of our successful Academy. This is an exceptional opportunity to take over this leadership role in a high achieving community where you will be supported by a team of dedicated professional staff, a committed Governing Body, supportive parents and highly motivated, engaged and engaging students.


The Ursuline Academy Ilford is committed to ensuring the recruitment and retention of high calibre, talented staff.

The successful applicant will:

  • join a popular and successful all girls Catholic comprehensive Academy;
  • be part of a team of committed, highly professional teachers and support staff in a school which has an excellent academic record, as well as a tradition as a caring community;

The school is a short walk from the local shopping centre and Ilford Station where TFL Rail services are available; these connect to Stratford International and London Liverpool Street. The school is also a short drive from the M25, A12 and A13.


Dedication, commitment, loyalty and a drive for excellence in all areas of school life evidenced by an enthusiasm for education both personally and professionally promoted by CPD.

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.  To ensure that this is achieved we expect all employees to share this commitment and staff will be recruited and selected in line with safer recruitment policy and practice. The successful applicant will undertake an enhanced DBS check.


Please submit a statement in support of your application together with your Application Form.

Your supporting statement should address the selection criteria and include your thoughts on what you believe to be the key qualities, attributes and skills of an effective Academy Business Manager. The emphasis should be on setting out how you can use your skills to build on the Academy’s considerable success, securing the highest possible standards through effective budget control and leadership of support services. 

The Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children; staff will be recruited and selected in line with safer recruitment policy and practice. Please ensure that your application form is completed fully with no gaps in employment unaccounted for (please use a continuation sheet if necessary).

You must declare on this form all offences, convictions, cautions, bindovers irrespective of when these were awarded. You must also inform us of any court cases you may have pending. Convictions will not necessarily be a bar to employment with the Academy. As this post involves working with or has access to children or vulnerable adults and/or their records, we will require an enhanced DBS check for the successful candidate. You will be required to sign a declaration on the Disclosure Form stating whether you have any previous convictions. 

Short-listing for the position will take place following the closing date and references will be taken up prior to interview. If currently employed as an Academy Business Manager your professional reference should be provided by your Principal/Headteacher; in other cases, your Line Manager.

Return your completed application form via email to our HR Administrator:

School visits can be arranged by appointment please contact Mrs Barnes for details.

Please note we are unable to accept CVs.

Closing Date: 12 noon on Wednesday 18 April 2018 Interviews:  w/c Monday 23 April 2018


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More about The Ursuline Academy Ilford
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Denomination: Roman Catholic
Address: Morland Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 4JU, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8554 1995
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Founded by the Ursuline Order in 1903, The Ursuline Academy Ilford has been providing high quality education and pastoral care ever since. The school has a strong sense of community underpinned by Gospel values. Visitors regularly remark on the purpo...