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School Business Manager

Penryn CollegeCornwall

We are looking for a well-qualified, dynamic and experienced professional to join the Senior Leadership Team.  The successful applicant will hold the position of Chief Finance Officer, be responsible for ensuring sound and appropriate financial governance arrangements are in place as well as a wider responsibility for the Business and Operational functions of the school.  These include Facilities and Premises Management, Health and Safety, ICT, Legal, Data Protection and School Administration including communication systems, with a team of middle leaders. 

This role demands a unique combination of strategic thinking and people management skills.  Key to your success will be significant experience of working in a school or educational setting, strong management and financial experience, outstanding communication skills and the ability to lead areas of the school’s strategic development.  We understand there will be areas you are more qualified in than others but we will provide full training for this post.

You are very welcome to visit the school as we enjoy having people in to see our superb facilities and get a feel for the College.  For an informal discussion please contact the Headteacher on 01326 372379. 

This appointment is a full-time, all year round post, on a Grade M, with a salary range from £43,900 - £ 52,664.  This could be increased to a Grade N depending on experience and qualifications.

Hours will be busiest during term-time, with the ability to work a reduced week during the school holidays. 

The school offers 23 days holiday (plus bank holidays), rising by one day a year up to a maximum of 28 days holiday after five years, a Local Government Pension Scheme and access to the on-site gym and sports facilities outside of school times.

About the College

Penryn College is a lively thriving college with an excellent reputation who cater for boys and girls aged between 11 and 16 years with a current number on roll of  over 1150 and we pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students.

Our modern school building, has a great range of resources, including an information rich environment, state of the art sporting facilities including a 6 badminton court size sports hall, the latest generation astro turf pitch, our own climbing wall and iPad’s for all students and staff.

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for sporting activities, performances and fund raising activities. Our unique relationship with surrounding primary schools - known as the "Penryn Partnership" - helps primary children to settle in to the college whilst adjusting to their new environment. 

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications through CV, only applications made on a fully completed Penryn College application form will be considered.


Closing date - Monday 4th October at 9am

Interviews will be held w/c 11th October

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