Business Manager, Surrey

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Rowan Preparatory SchoolSurrey

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Start date: August 2020 or earlier by arrangement
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

Rowan Preparatory School is a dynamic, happy and nurturing school which prepares girls (age 2 - 11) for the challenges they will face in life, helping them to develop compassion, respect and a lifelong love of learning.   Rowan is a member of the United Learning group of schools and shares the group mission to bring out the best in everyone.

We are seeking an outstanding Business Manager to provide strong strategic financial and operational leadership and be proactive in contributing to the direction of the school through the school’s vision and values. 

The Business Manager is a vital role on the Senior Leadership Team and is a key player in the smooth running of the school. They will report to the Headmistress and will also support the Local Governing Body and interact with the Executives and central office functions of United Learning. You will have direct responsibility for the financial and day to day operational management of our school and will take the lead on matters relating to finance, estates, health and safety, HR and legal and regulatory compliance. This is an exciting opportunity to play an integral role in developing the school and enhancing its operational and physical infrastructure.

The successful candidate must be an experienced business leader with strong financial management and commercial acumen experience. They must be an innovative, forward thinking and personable leader, offering a strong track record of successful operational leadership and management experience as well as excellent strategic, change management and communication skills. As the Business Manager, you will have a strong personal ethos of service to others and a commitment to developing people. A genuine willingness to embrace our school vision and values and to be fully involved in school life is essential.

Closing date: Thursday 20 February 2020

Long list interviews: 25 February 2020

Short list interviews: 10 March 2020 (references will be sought prior to this stage)

Full details of this position together with the application process can be found on the school website https://www.rowanprepschool.co.uk/About-Us/Vacancies 

For further information and confidential informal discussion about the role please contact Jayne Britten, the current Business Manager, on jayne.britten@rowanprepschool.co.uk

Rowan Preparatory School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.



More about Rowan Preparatory School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Girls
Age Range: 2 - 11 years
Address: Rowan Hill (2-11yr olds), 6 Fitzalan Road, Claygate, Esher, Surrey, KT10 0LX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1372 462 627
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Rowan Preparatory School is a dynamic, happy and nurturing school which prepares girls (age 2 - 11) for the challenges they will face in life, helping them to develop compassion, respect and a lifelong love of learning. We value all our girls as indi...