School Business Director, Waltham Forest

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Heathcote School & Science CollegeWaltham Forest

Date posted:
Start date: April 2018, or as close to this date as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: PO7 (£45,666 - £48,489 per annum)
Contract term: Permanent


Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES

School Business Director

Commencing April 2018 or as close to this date as possible

Scale PO7, point 49 - 52

£45,666 - £48,489 per annum

Heathcote School is an 11 – 18 School that has a new Headteacher and a new vision. The school is on a rapid journey of improvement ensuring the ‘good’ status (Ofsted 2014/2018) is retained and for the school to ultimately become ‘outstanding’ in all areas. This is an exciting time to be at a school in an unparalleled setting with unlimited potential.  In a recent survey, 96% of staff stated that they enjoy working at this school.

The School Improvement Plan (2017 – 2020) focuses on four key areas:

· Building at all levels an ambitious culture of high challenge and low threat enabling Heathcote to be the school of choice for staff and parents.

· Ensuring the best possible learning and leadership of learning, across the school.

· Ensuring safety is at the heart of everything we do and standards of behaviour and attendance are exemplary within the school and community.

· Giving all pupils equal opportunities to make maximum progress. 

We are looking for a qualified and talented School Business Director to help us reach our ambitions. The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate high impact in leading and managing school business, financial, premises, HR, administrative and IT provision. You will have excellent organisational, communication and IT skills and will be solution focused and emotionally intelligent. Please note we anticipate applications from the business as well as educational sectors.

The School Business Director will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and work strategically with our leaders to ensure the school improvement plan is rapidly realized and resources are used in the most effective way to improve pupil outcomes and ensure staff are able to provide the highest quality of learning and teaching.

The school puts well-being and development at the heart of its work and we have very talented staff who are encouraged to grow, develop and work collaboratively. 

If you are interested, please look at our school website where you will find application forms and further information. If you would like to arrange a visit, please contact the School Office on 020 8498 5110.

Completed application forms should be emailed to

Closing Date for receipt of applications:  Monday 26th February 2018

Indicative dates for interviews:  Thursday 1st March 2018

Heathcote School is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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More about Heathcote School & Science College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Normanton Park, Chingford, London, E4 6ES, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 208 4985110
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