Director of Business & Finance, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4UZ

Closing date:

Southend High School for GirlsSouthend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4UZ

Date posted:
Start date: A March 2018 start date would be ideal, but this is negotiable
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £52,169 - £59,494 • Relocation package available
Contract term: Permanent

Southend High School for Girls is an 11-18 Academy Grammar school with 1134 students (295 in the sixth form, which is mixed). It is a selective school which gained an “outstanding in all areas” Ofsted report (December 2011)

As part of the Senior Leadership Team, we will look to you to lead on, and develop, the finance and business strategy of Southend High School for Girls Academy Trust, managing the finance, premises and catering teams. 

To be successful, you will have:

  • Experience of financial and accounting practice
  • Evidence of being able to improve and raise standards
  • Knowledge of audit requirements
  • Knowledge of key financial information (e.g. VAT, Education funding methodology, and contracting arrangements) 
  • Knowledge of new Data Protection Regulations
  • Knowledge of Health & Safety Regulations
  • Have experience of leading a team with enthusiasm, skill and decisiveness
  • The ability to think and act strategically
  • The ability to manage complexity and diversity
  • Tenacity, flexibility and the ability to work under pressure

We can offer you:

  • An educational establishment with a national reputation and excellent local collaborative links
  • Excellent facilities
  • A strong, highly qualified staff team and an ethos of tolerance and respect
  • A commitment to ongoing professional development
  • An environment which promotes innovation

School visits are welcome.

Full details and application forms are available at 

Alternatively, you may request an application pack from Anita Pickett, HR Manager, by telephone: 01702 583082 or email:

Closing date: 8th December 2017.

Interview dates: 18th & 19th December 2017.

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More about Southend High School for Girls
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Southchurch Boulevard, Southend-on-Sea, Essex, SS2 4UZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1702 588852
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