Director of Business Development and Operations, Penryn

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Penryn CollegePenryn

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £41,582 - £49,883
Contract term: Permanent

Director of Business Development and Operations

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 successful 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.

About the College

Penryn College is a lively thriving Academy with an excellent reputation which caters for 1149 11-16 pupils in a modern building.  We pride ourselves on offering the very best for our students so that when they leave us, they are confident and capable young people who are prepared to give something back to society. 

In 2008 we moved into our £24 million pound new school building, which 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 now includes iPads for every student to support their independent learning. 

Our College buildings and 10 acres of grounds are used extensively by the community for adult education courses, 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.  

How to apply

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 Director of Business and Operations on 01326 372379. 

Further details and an application pack can be found on the school website at   

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. In accordance with our policies we are unable to process applications without a fully completed application form.

Closing date: Wednesday 20th March at 9am 

Interviews: Wednesday 27th and Thursday 28th March

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More about Penryn College
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 16 years
Denomination: Non-denominational
Address: Kernick Road, Penryn, Cornwall, TR10 8PZ, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1326 372379
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Penryn College is a co-educational secondary school for children aged 11-16 and primarily serves the population of Penryn town and the surrounding villages in Cornwall. The college was designated a Sports College in 1998; a Leading Edge school in 200...