Job Details

Executive Business Manager

Salary: £40,000.00 - £55,000.00

Hours: Permanent and Full Time

Start Date: 11/02/2019

Interviews: 07/01/2019

Closing date: 14/12/2018

Executive Business Manager to work across a cluster of school (2 Primary, 1 Secondary)

Castle View, Beacon View and Victory Primary School are three rapidly expanding academies based on the edge of Portsmouth, serving the community of Paulsgrove. 

As part of our continued growth and commitment to the community we are looking for a highly experienced, strategic and customer focused individual, able to work with autonomy and independence to lead a number of business services across our cluster of United Learning Academies.

In all likelihood, you will already have experience of leading and coordinating the delivery of business support services in a number of schools or similar complex environment, and will be familiar with strategic planning and decision-making, professional relationship management, negotiating and influencing at Senior Leadership, Governing Body and Board level and the effective and efficient management of all resources. 

The post-holder will provide overall leadership and some line management to the business support functions in each Academy, developing high performing and motivated business support teams, with a focus on the education outcomes and strategic vision of each Academy.  They will also be responsible for developing shared working practices and promoting the benefits of best practice across the Portsmouth Cluster.  

They will actively promote and model the values of United Learning and our Framework for Excellence, whilst endorsing and celebrating the distinct culture and ethos of each Academy. They will have the highest regard for safeguarding and promoting the welfare of staff, children and young people.

A key part of this role will be the development of the Cluster business services model in line with the United Learning priorities around growth and cluster working. The post holder will be instrumental in shaping the offer to both Secondary and Primary Academies.

In addition, the post holder will be responsible for managing the relationship with United Learning central services to ensure that these functions provide value added support and advice to the Cluster in a timely and professional way.

This is a school-based role with a contractual base in one of the three secondary Academies in Paulsgrove. There is an expectation you will divide your time between each school in the Cluster as required and appropriate. 

Your application should explain your suitability for the role described above and in the Job Description, and should be tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications.

United Learning has schools throughout the country with a focus on the tight geographical cluster of schools. United Learning is a large and growing group of schools, which aims to provide a life changing education to children and young people across England. 

This is a challenging and diverse role offering the opportunity to shape the development of the business offer to our schools in Portsmouth, leading and developing teams of skilled and qualified business support staff and making a tangible impact on the lives of young people.

In return, you will receive first-class development, a dynamic working environment, a range of employee benefits and a competitive salary.

Registering Interest

We are confident that this is a job unlike any other. If you feel you are suitable for this exciting position we would like to hear from you. Please contact Arlene Gajdus, PA to the Principal of Castle View Academy, via email: for an initial tour and discussion.

A letter of application should be submitted to Arlene Gajdus, PA to the Principal of Castle View Academy.