Director of Finance and Operations, Staffordshire

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Newcastle-Under-Lyme SchoolStaffordshire

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Start date: January 2020 (flexible on notice periods)
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive
Contract term: Permanent

This is an outstanding opportunity for an able and inspirational leader to play a key Senior Management role in taking a very highly regarded and aspirational School to the next stage of its evolution.

NULS was founded c.1602 and its academic calibre is renowned in the area and beyond. With 800 pupils between 3-18, NULS reputation is longstanding as a leading HMC school. NULS was Staffordshire’s highest performing school at GCSE and A-Level in 2019 and ranked in the top 50 highest performing co-ed independent schools in the country according to The Times. Our 30 acre site offers impressive facilities for teaching and learning and beyond, across our Prep and Senior sites. The school has embarked on an ambitious development programme to build on its academic and all-round strengths and is seeking to appoint a new member to its senior management team to help deliver our whole school aims. The role offers considerable breadth and an experienced and high quality practitioner and leader is sought to help push our standards in areas of Finance and Operations ever higher. The new Director of Finance and Operations will play key role in developing the school’s strategic vision and ensuring its delivery.

Newcastle-under-Lyme-School is the region’s leading independent school and attracts from a large area of North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and North Shropshire.  The school sits on an attractive site in close proximity to Newcastle-under-Lyme town centre.  The school has an enviable reputation for academic excellence and is also well known for its high standards in sport, music and drama.

With Manchester and Birmingham less than an hour away and excellent rail and road links, the school is in an advantageous position within the country.  Newcastle-under-Lyme itself is surrounded by small towns and pretty villages and is in easy reach of the Peak District and North Wales.  

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Closing date: 4th October 2019, 12 noon

The role constitutes regulated activity and an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check, with a check of the children’s barred list, is required for this position, in addition to other pre-employment checks.  Registered charity no. 1124463.

More about Newcastle-Under-Lyme School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Age Range: 3 - 18 years
Address: Mount Pleasant, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 1DB, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1782 631197
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Newcastle-under-Lyme School, which attracts pupils from a large area of North Staffordshire, South Cheshire and North Shropshire, is a co-educational day school for pupils aged 3 -18. The present school was formed in 1981 through the amalgamation of ...