Executive Business Manager, Southwark

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Bacon’s CollegeSouthwark

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive salary offered for a fully experienced individual
Contract term: Permanent

Bacon’s College is part of United Learning, a large and growing group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England. Schools within United Learning work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our intranet site, United Hub, is just one example of how we share resources and communicate across sites, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance. We reward our staff: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately the satisfaction of supporting schools in their quest to give every child the opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.

Bacon’s College was established in the Surrey Docks peninsula in Rotherhithe, South East London in 1991 as a City Technology College, becoming an academy in 2007 and joining the United Learning Trust in 2018. Bacon’s has long been an important part of the fabric of the local community in south east London and has served the community in its various forms for over three hundred years. We are proud of that history and contribution and of the way the College has evolved and adapted to meet the needs of its young people.

Bacon’s is a thriving community that is welcoming of students of all faiths and those of none. Staff and students value the distinctive nature of its Christian ethos to which every member of its community contributes. It celebrates the differences that define it as well as the common humanity that unites all its members. The value system and ethos of Bacon’s is inclusive of all within a strong Christian ethos, characterised by the quality and openness of the positive relationships between students, staff and the wider community. These are foregrounded in our lessons but also in our extra-curricular offer, ranging from sport and debating to charity work and peer mediation.

Today, Bacon’s sits in modern and well-equipped facilities in an area that is rapidly changing and growing. We are fortunate to offer fantastic media and IT facilities and excellent sporting provision. Learning is at the heart of everything we do and we have the highest aspirations for our students, determined that they can achieve and overcome any barriers that may lie in their path. A significant proportion of our students go on to university each year and a culture of aspiration and achievement is evident.

Bacon’s is embarking on a rapid improvement journey and many of the elements are already in place to make it a fantastic place to work and make an impact.

The role

Bacons College and Sedgehill School pride themselves on a “commitment to ensuring teaching and learning is of the highest quality so that all students can achieve their potential”. We are seeking to appoint a talented and experienced Executive Business Manager to lead on all aspects of running the school and to strategically support the vision and ethos of the teaching and learning.

Reporting to the Regional Director and Site Heads, our new Executive Business Manager will:

  • Be responsible for taking a strategic lead in the development, design, organization and monitoring of the support services within the schools
  • Lead on Finance: the financial management of the Schools, plan, prepare, monitor and evaluate budgets and future years budget planning
  • Make informed recommendations on the strategic development of the school
  • Provide a range of financial and budgetary information as required
  • Identify and maximize income generation, inc: Sports Networx
  • Oversee HR, Marketing & School Administration, Data Protection, inc: GDPR responsibilities, and Compliance
  • Lead, manage and develop Administrative, Site, IT, Cover, Marketing , Facilities/Health & Safety staff
  • Oversee the maintenance of the school sites and the buildings
  • Interface with the PFI provider at Sedgehill School and work to ensure that the maximum benefits of the PFI are realised.

With previous experience within a school or business environment will possess extensive budgeting/accountancy experience and have excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills. This is a highly visible and challenging role in which you will possess natural leadership skills to get the best from your team.

Bacons College and Sedgehill School offers you a warm, inviting environment, vibrant, talented and happy students, a supportive and passionate team, competitive salary and excellent benefits package. There will be scope and opportunity to develop individually, with CPD a priority for all schools. This is a role to fulfil your drive and enthusiasm and offers a high degree of autonomy to drive innovation, leading to great job satisfaction. Join us to make a difference.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, the successful candidate will be required to complete and enhanced DBS check.

United Learning

Bacon’s College will be joining United Learning in Spring 2018, a large, and growing, group of schools aiming to offer a life changing education to children and young people across England.

Our schools work as a team and achieve more by sharing than any single school could. Our subject specialists, our Group-wide intranet, our own curriculum and our online learning portal all help us share knowledge and resource, helping to simplify work processes and manage workloads for an improved work-life balance.

As a Group, we can reward our staff better: with good career opportunities, better pay, benefits, and ultimately, the satisfaction of helping children to succeed. We invest in our staff wellbeing. Our academies each have at least eight INSET days per year (with three of those solely dedicated to planning), and an ongoing group-wide wellbeing programme. It's an ethos we call ‘the best in everyone’.

For more information

Please complete the application process for this post, including a statement identifying your experience and qualifications to demonstrate your suitability,

Informal visits to both schools are welcome; please contact Lynette Bamfo HR Manager, at Bacon’s College, via email: l.bamfo@baconscollege.co.uk if you wish to arrange a visit.

To Apply

Please click here to apply https://unitedlearning.current-vacancies.com/Jobs/Advert/1257238?cid=1567

Closing date: Monday 21 May 2018, 12 noon

Where support is better shared

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More about Bacon’s College
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 19 years
Address: Timber Pond Road, Rotherhithe, London, SE16 6AT, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 7237 1928