Business Manager, Stratford, Newham

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School 21Stratford, Newham

Date posted:
Start date: Wednesday 3rd January, or sooner if possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45-60k
Contract term: Permanent

Leads and manages: School Office, Finance, Facilities, IT, HR and catering, lettings and cleaning contracts

Contract type: Full time, permanent, subject to an Enhanced DBS check

The role

We are seeking a Business Manager to lead all non-educational aspects of the running of School 21.

The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, analytical and a strong communicator with a track record of successfully building teams and complex operations.

The role will sit on the school’s senior leadership team, and will encompass strategy, operations, contract management, income generation and management of non-teaching teams including finance, the front office, HR, facilities and IT.

You will be part of a team of fantastic staff who are trying to reinvent how education is done and will have the chance to play an important part in setting up two more schools in the next two to three years.

About the school

School 21 is a ground-breaking school in East London that has a growing reputation for innovation and excellence. School 21 has built strong foundations in a short period of time, confirmed by our most recent Ofsted which was outstanding in all categories. There was strong recognition for the ethos and approach of the school:

"Pupils across the school make exceptional progress."

 “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”

Through project-based learning "pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group."

“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years."

For more information: Please visit or e-mail Anne Shaker at  

To apply: Please visit the careers pages at and complete an online application form.

School 21 is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding children.

Apply by: Monday 16th October 2017, at midday
Likely interview dates: Thursday 19th and Friday 20th October

Job location

More about School 21
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: State - Free School
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 4 - 18 years
Address: Pitchford Street, Stratford, London, E15 4RZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8262 2121
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