We are looking for an enthusiastic, committed Business Manager to lead support services at the Blue Coat School, which is an outstanding and vibrant high achieving hugely oversubscribed 11-18 co-educational Church of England school. Blue Coat is one of three schools in the Cranmer Education Trust, a mature schools trust founded in 2015, which is now rapidly expanding.
The role is strategic, varied and demanding. You will work closely with the Headteacher, as well as the executive leadership team of the Cranmer Education Trust, to lead and support Blue Coat in its next stage of development and ensure that the operations, improvement and development of Blue Coat are aligned across the organisation, particularly in relation to support services. We are looking for someone with excellent sector knowledge to steer a successful organisation, continue its improvement and develop its role in a growing Trust.
In the next 18 months The Cranmer Education Trust will open a new secondary free school in Oldham, and in the early years of the school, the Business Manager will lead and develop the business team for the new school.
The person we are looking for is an enabler, an integral part of the school’s senior leadership and the eyes, ears and lever of the school. The Business Manager will be a very visible member of the Senior Leadership Team, who is accessible, a good communicator, who models the values of the school and the Trust, and who is respected.
The specialist background of the person we appoint is less important than the ability to work across the services, and to get to grips quickly with the brief, to communicate, lead and manage people and to be pro-active to ensure that the quality of the business service is always improving because it understands and pre-empts the needs of the school.
Opportunities for professional development in a growing Trust
LGPS career average pension scheme including life insurance and dependent's pension
Generous sick pay scheme, increasing with length of service
Employee assistance programme
The opportunity to work for a values-based employer
Blue Coat is located close to Oldham town centre location with motorway networks, buses and trams close by. Oldham is a good place to live and work. There is a wide range of housing which compared to city costs is very affordable. We provide free car parking on site and we are equidistant from the heart of Manchester (with nearby Metro station) and the Peak District. There are lovely villages and metropolitan living within reach.
This post is subject to an enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check.
To apply, please visit www.bluecoatbm.co.uk or call our advisers ASDTi on 01457 851407 (office hours) or 07736 775776 evenings and weekends, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ASDTi will help you with the application process, will answer any questions you have, and will be happy to arrange a chat with the school leadership if you wish.
Closing date for applications: 5 February 2021.
Interviews: 11 and 12 February 2021.
The Cranmer Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
The Cranmer Education Trust is a charitable company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (registered number No 07687709, VAT No 118109926). Registered Officer: The Blue Coat School, Egerton Street, Oldham, OL1 3SQ.