Job Details

Financial Business Leader

Job Grade: POC (Point 45-49)

Salary: £42,735.00 - £46,578.00

Hours: 36 hours per week (43 weeks a year-39 weeks term time including INSET days + 4 weeks during the school holiday periods)

Start Date: 08/03/2019

Interviews: 25/03/2019

Closing date: 18/03/2019





Salary:      Principal Officer C (Point 45-49)

Start Date:     22nd April 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter

Hours:     36 hours per week (40 weeks a year-39 weeks term time including INSET days + 4 weeks during the school holiday periods)


Pinkwell Primary School and John Locke Primary School part of The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust are seeking to appoint an experienced individual to support the two schools with both strategic and operational financial responsibilities.  The successful candidate will work as a leader within the administration teams of each school and therefore flexible working is essential for the role.

Our two schools in the Hillingdon area are seeking a professional who can grow with us and help our two schools with their varying financial and operational needs.

This role is an exciting opportunity designed to support our schools with working within a growing collaborative approach to academy business and operations, working with colleagues in HR and Facilities management as well as with Directors from The Elliot Foundation Academies Trust.


This post would be suitable for someone who has proven experience as a Business Manager within the education sector or either a qualified or trainee accountant within the public sector.  Additionally, someone who can support and develop staff across schools and encourage new ways of working.

The successful candidate must have excellent communication skills, the ability to assume full responsibility for the day-to-day management of the school’s budgets and the ability to work to tight deadlines.

Includes Car Allowance/Travel as travel between schools is expected.


We are looking for someone who:

  • is an outstanding practitioner who can raise standards, with proven experience in school finance and business or as a qualified/trainee accountant;

  • is an outstanding team player and is emotionally intelligent

  • has the ability to work as part of a forward-looking team;

  • supports the ethos of our trust and the vision for each school.


In return the successful candidate will:

  • be a member of a strong and dynamic team of professionals;

  • be supported through a comprehensive professional development programme;

  • work within an organisation that has high aspirations for all of its pupils and staff;

  • work with a supportive team of practitioners;

  • be provided with excellent career opportunities.


This is a superb opportunity to develop and progress professionally and to impact upon children’s learning.


Prospective candidates are invited to contact Lisa Gannon, HR and Operations Manager at Pinkwell Primary School, ( to arrange a visit to either Pinkwell and/or John Locke.


Closing Date:    Monday 18th March at 12 noon

Shortlisting:        Week beginning 18th March

Interview Date:      To be confirmed either week beginning 25th March or 1st April 2019