Business Manager, Swindon

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Great Western AcademySwindon

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Start date: 1st March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £36,379 - £40,057 pa
Contract term: Permanent

Business Manager

Salary: £36,379 - £40,057 pa

Start Date: Required from 1st March 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Great Western Academy will open in North Swindon in September 2018 with students in years 7 and 12. This is a rare opportunity to become a key member of the team which shapes the Academy from the very start. We are seeking a dynamic and creative individual who will help to ensure the Academy is outstanding in all its activities from day one.

The successful candidate will be part of the Academy’s leadership team and will lead all non-teaching aspects of the Academy’s work. Prior to the Academy opening this will include ensuring arrangements are in place for effective operation of finance, HR, facilities, health and safety, and ICT. Support for this work will be provided by the Principal and by GWA’s sponsoring body, New College Swindon. There will also be the opportunity to work closely with the building contractors to ensure a smooth handover of the premises once building work is complete (July 2018).

The successful candidate will be able to shape and develop this role as the Academy expands from 230 students and approximately 20 staff in 2018 to 1210 students and over 100 staff by 2023. The initial salary will fall within the indicated range and is dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate; the salary range will be reviewed as the Academy grows.

Great Western Academy aims to radically improve the life chances of every student who attends. We will use our brand new building and state-of-the-art facilities to help achieve this, but it will be a fantastic team of new staff who will turn our vision into reality. If you have the proven ability to inspire and influence a high performing team then we would be delighted to hear from you.

Further details are available on the Academy website and in the information documents attached. If you have questions prior to application please contact Rebecca Mathis on 01793-732809 or email

Applications should be submitted electronically to by 4pm Wednesday 3rd January 2018.

Interviews will take place on Monday 15th January 2018.

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More about Great Western Academy
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Address: William Morris Way, Tadpole Garden VIllage, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN25 2PP, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1793 732809