School Business Officer

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About the role

Trustees are seeking to recruit an exceptional, highly motivated Business Officer. You will promote the highest standards of business ethos and support the work of the central leadership team, Trust Finance Manager and Headteacher in planning, developing and delivering the business management functions of the school. You will be responsible for managing financial resources, in conjunction with the central finance team, human resources, marketing, and communication as well as leading a skilled and dedicated administration team. 25 Hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks. 

The Inclusive Multi Academy Trust was established in 2016 by school leaders looking to make a difference to local communities with a commitment to meeting the needs of every child. The Trust consists of three schools:  Beechfield, Cherry Tree and Laurance Haines who work together to share specialist best practice and work collaboratively to support and challenge each other.  School business leadership is an integral part of our central service as we believe Headteachers should focus on what really matters- leading teaching and learning.

We are looking for someone who is passionate about the impact of the role and has a strong background in finance and administration. Our ideal candidate is not afraid to challenge the way things have always been done, is happy to innovate and can empower others to do the same. If you enjoy project management, can bring fresh ideas and are able to identify funding opportunities you will find this role rewarding. School based experience is not essential as we offer a comprehensive induction programme which includes the opportunity to complete a professional Business Management qualification. You will be trained and mentored by the Trusts Chief Operating Officer, who is an ISBL Fellow with a wealth of school leadership experience. This role will give you a good grounding in all aspects of business management should you wish to pursue a career in business leadership.

The Inclusive Multi Academy Trust is led by an outstanding leadership team who offer excellent opportunities for mentorship, leadership development, and guidance in a supportive and secure environment. We are committed to providing our team with high-quality and regular CPD. Laurance Haines School has a very friendly atmosphere and a caring ethos that pervades all aspects of school life. We work hard to get right that difficult balance between offering a stimulating and enriched curriculum, whilst ensuring academic success. 

Should you wish to discuss the role further or visit the school then please contact Sharon Carlyon, the Trusts Chief Operating Officer,  on 01923 233146.

The Inclusive Multi Academy Trust operates robust safeguarding procedures. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.

Contact details

Liz Purtill , Admin Assistant
Laurance Haines School Vicarage Road Watford
Herts WD18 0DD

Telephone: 01923 233146
Email: admin@lhaines.herts.sch.uk
Website: www.lhaines.herts.sch.uk