Head of Schools Business Support PO8

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: Grade: PO8, £51,717 - £54,873
Location: Waltham Forest
Contract: Temporary
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 36 hours per week. contract:36 months.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 05/07/2022 at 23:55
Reference: Fam/22/201275

Head of Schools Business Support

Waltham Forest is looking to recruit a highly effective and motivated individual, with proven operational success in the school business management profession, to lead the Schools Business Support team.

With responsibilities for developing and delivering a high quality professional service for effective School Business Management and financial sustainability across maintained schools the Head of Schools Business support will play a crucial part in ensuring our maintained schools have financial resilience to enable them to deliver the best educational opportunities to our children and young people.  

The successful candidate will be expected to have: excellent financial skills, particularly in strategic budget planning and forecasting; significant experience of managing and training school support teams; strong knowledge of compliance issues for schools HR, facilities management, health and safety, and procurement; and a high competency and understanding of key school software and systems, such as SIMs FMS and ACCESS budgeting.

Maintaining strong professional relationships with a range of stakeholders will be a crucial skill and the successful candidates will need to evidence the ability to engage, influence and motivate a diverse range of stakeholders to ensure the best outcomes for our schools.   

For further information please contact Lindsay Jackson, Head of Education Business Effectiveness via email: Lindsay.jackson@walthamforest.gov.uk


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

How to apply

Application Information


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