About the role: Leigh Academies Trust have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced Business Manager to join us, working across our four successful and collaborative Primary Academies based in Maidstone; Langley Park Primary Academy, Molehill Primary Academy, Tree Tops Primary Academy and Oaks Primary Academy. This is a rare and exciting opportunity for a candidate looking to increase their responsibility and exposure within the primary sector remit with the opportunity of working across multiple sites. The successful candidate will be part of our well-established and experienced Business Department who operate across the Trust, and the chance to work highly skilled business specialists.
Whilst the Academies are in close proximity, travel between sites is paramount so our ideal candidate must be able to drive and have access to a vehicle. The role will include the management and development of the sites, tendering for contracts and ensuring best value. A key accountability will be maximising income from the excellent facilities across the Trust via LAT Enterprises. You will also provide leadership and support for members of the Administrative Team. Key responsibilities include the following;
- The development and management of the Academy’s site including all aspects of health and safety.
- Maximising external grant monies, generating additional income and detailed understanding of all income streams.
- Providing leadership and support for all members of the Academy’s Administrative and Site Teams.
- The implementation of the Academy’s Human Resource policies covering Administrative Support Staff and Site Teams under the guidance of the Trust Human Resource Department.
- The development and management of the Academies facilities.
- Ensuring best value through Academy contracts.
- The management of small capital projects within the Academies.
This is a challenging position for someone who is self-motivated, a good communicator and has an understanding of community both in terms of within the academy and externally. Please note that this role will be working alongside the finance managers. The post holder is responsible for budget monitoring within their designated areas only. For more information, please consult the Job Description and Person Specification.
Our successful candidate will join us as early into the New Year as possible (we can be somewhat flexible for the right person); please ensure you state your notice period on your application.
Being part of Leigh Academies Trust: Leigh Academies Trust operates multiple academies across the South East, including one in the pre-opening phase. It is responsible for the education of nearly 10,000 pupils from ages 3 to 19 and seeks excellence in all that it does. Its mission is to shape the lives of young people for the better and in doing so, transform the communities in which they live. Its academies have benefited from over £100m of capital investment and are privileged to employ over 2,000 highly talented staff between them. For more information on working for the Trust please visit our careers pages
What are we looking for in you?: As a Trust, we seek to recruit talented individuals that can not only help to build the success of our academies but also people that are engaging and passionate about what they do. We are passionate about diversity and recognise that as individuals we all bring something unique to the role regardless of age, gender, race, beliefs or disabilities which is why we treat all of our people equally, without compromise.
The Trust is committed to safeguarding children and successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check. Our commitment to safeguarding is underpinned by robust processes and checks which are in place across the Trust.