Director of Business and Finance
Salary L13- L17 (£56,721 - £62,570)
Required for April 2021
Biddick Academy is a thriving, oversubscribed secondary school conveniently located 10 minutes’ drive from Newcastle and Durham. We are passionate about education and believe that all students can and should achieve their full potential. Our extensive range of extra-curricular opportunities motivate students to aim high. The Academy enjoys an excellent reputation within the local community and has a strong and distinctive ethos of being a safe place where we continually strive to inspire learning, unlock potential and achieve success for every student.
An outstanding opportunity has arisen to take up the post of Director of Business and Finance and join the Senior Leadership Team at Biddick Academy. We are a friendly and supportive school with academy status since 1st July 2013.
You will shape, lead and develop the financial and business management of the Academy. Candidates should have significant experience of strategic financial planning and be able to secure effective services and manage colleagues in the areas of finance, premises, human resources, ICT and administration. The ability to lead and develop teams and manage projects to fruition is essential.
We are genuinely open-minded about the background of potential applicants for this role. Whilst we recognise there may well be staff from a school background seeking career development, we will equally welcome applicants from other areas of work, with relevant skills, experience and personal qualities. Regardless of background, the ability to lead and develop finance and business management functions to support the development of the Academy and our students will be paramount.
The starting salary is aligned to the senior leadership pay structure, and the Academy will be prepared to pay at an appropriate point on the structure, commensurate with the experience of the successful candidate.
The hoped for start date is April 2021 or earlier if possible. However, candidates unable to start at this time due to an extended notice period will not be disadvantaged in any way.
We welcome socially distanced visits and would be delighted to show you around our Academy to fully appreciate our excellent learning environment and facilities. Please contact Mrs Helen Neary, HR Manager at email@example.com or 0191 5111600, ext 5013 to arrange a visit or to have an informal discussion regarding the role.
To apply, please complete an application form and return to Mrs H Neary at the email address above.
Biddick Academy is committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.
Closing date for application: Monday 18th January 2021 at 9am
Interview date: Thursday 28th January and Friday 29th January 2021
- Mainstream school with state - academy funding
- Secondary School
- Students of mixed gender, age 11 - 16 years