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Director of Finance and Operations

Clayesmore SchoolDorset

Clayesmore School is situated in the beautiful Dorset village of Iwerne Minster, mid-way between Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum on the A350. It occupies a fine site and is a flourishing community of boys and girls between the ages of 2 to 18.

The School lies in 62 acres of parkland and playing fields at the foot of Hambledon Hill, a beautiful historic site. Facilities are generally excellent and there has been considerable development in recent years with exciting ideas for further development in the future.

The Head and Governors invite applications from highly motivated, experienced and business minded individuals to fulfil this important role at an exciting point in the life of Clayesmore.  Reporting to the Head and Council of Governors, the Director of Finance and Operations is a critical member of the Senior Leadership Team and is expected to play a central role in the school’s planning and development strategies.  The role is also responsible to the Chair of Governors in their role as Clerk to the Council of Governors.

In order to be considered, applicants must have proven leadership experience at a senior level, excellent communication and relationship building skills. They must also be able to demonstrate commercial acumen and expert management of the day to day operations and support services functions of the school. They will also need to demonstrate the ability to manage infrastructure and other projects.  Previous experience of working in an education setting is highly desirable. Strong financial and commercial skills are essential.

A competitive salary and attractive benefits are provided for the successful candidate.

For further information and an application form, please go to:

Closing date: 8.00am on Thursday, 14 January 2021

Clayesmore is committed to the safeguarding and promotion of children’s and young people’s welfare and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.