School Business and Operations Manager, London, Putney, SW15 6HL

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Paddock School PrimaryLondon, Putney, SW15 6HL

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £45,438 to £55,330 per annum - depending on experience (pay award pending)
Contract term: Permanent

36 hours per week - All year round  

Leading the heart of the business and relishing challenges in a school where cutting edge is standard.   

Paddock School is an exciting all age (3 to 19) special school on a split site that caters for children with Severe and Complex Learning Difficulties and Autistic Spectrum Disorder. Our thriving community includes a Singing and Signing Choir, A Touring Theatre Group, sports teams and school café, open to the local community.     

Because our School Business Manager is retiring, we are seeking to appoint an individual with a strong business background as a Business and Operations Manager.  As a member of the senior leadership team, this key strategic role is responsible for the financial, HR and business administration of the school.  The school is currently undergoing a rapid period of expansion and is undertaking a review of the business functions of the school. The successful applicant will have a unique opportunity to develop, shape and implement our new structure.    

You will have the ability to lead a diverse range of the school’s business functions, including Front of House, Finance, HR, Data and Management Information, ICT, Marketing PR and Communications, Building and Facilities Management, Health and Safety and other legal and compliance obligations. The successful candidate will have strong leadership, management and communication skills and will need to be enthusiastic and self-motivated. Previous experience within a school environment would be of benefit but is not essential. Applicants are welcomed and encouraged to visit our school to find out why we are outstanding and what we do to Nurture, Inspire and Transform our children’s lives. Visits welcomed by appointment.

An information pack, including a Job Description and Person Specification can be downloaded below. 

Alternatively an application pack can be found on the Wandsworth Council website https://jobs.richmondandwandsworth.gov.uk/  Alternatively please contact the school for any further details on the telephone number below.  

Completed application should be returned to the school either by email - admin@paddock.wandsworth.sch.uk, post or fax.    

Closing date: 18 May 2018 (at noon) 

Interview date: 22 May 2018  

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.   

This post is subject to a DBS check.   

CVs are not accepted.

Paddock School Primary School 

St Margaret’s Crescent, 

Putney, SW15 6HL 

Tel: 020 8788 5648 Fax: 020 8789 6533  

Head of Primary School:  Deborah Dockery  

Secondary School 

Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5RT 

Tel: 020 8878 1521 Fax 020 8392 9735 

Head of Secondary School:  Emily Hayward 

Head Teacher: Sarah Santos



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Type: Special Needs
Funding status: State
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: St Margarets Crescent, London, SW15 6HL, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 8788 5648
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