Job Details

Executive Business Manager

Job Grade: Band 5 Senior Management

Salary: £65,000.00

Hours: 37.5

Interviews: 10/03/2021

Closing date: 03/03/2021

Coleridge Community College

Location: Cambridge

Interview date: TBC

  • Do you have exceptional communication and organisation skills? 

  • Do you enjoy coming up with solutions to often complex issues? 

  • Do you have the skills to work with and influence a wide-range of people?

  • Do you want to shape an exceptional service for our schools, in an exciting and developing context, where no two days are the same?

  • Are you ready for the next step in your career?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

We wish to appoint a well-qualified, capable, enthusiastic and highly motivated Executive Business Manager to lead and supervise our support services across the five schools in our Cambridge Cluster. You will also offer trusted strategic advice to each of our Headteachers as they look to develop the unique strengths of each school, with the support a collaborative cluster can provide.

You will be attracted to the long term project of growing our schools, in popularity and resources, but also in their strengths and distinctiveness. Equally, you will be excited by the fast pace of working in our schools. Working closely with our Executive Principal, you will help to support the schools and meet their individual requirements and be a key figure in forming our plans for the future, working with leaders, governors and our academy trust, United Learning.

You will relish the opportunity to develop our Cluster within the context of United Learning, the largest academy group in the country, making the most of the opportunities of the resources and expertise available to us.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate sound financial planning and budgetary control, adept leadership skills and be able to make sure that the Cluster remains forward-thinking and outward-looking.

This is a wide ranging role with overall responsibility for the teams that make up our support services across the Cluster. The ideal candidate will not be required to be an expert in every function but have the ability to work well in a variety of contexts and to lead diverse teams of specialists in their areas. The success and growth of the Cluster over the next few years will impact on this role giving an exciting opportunity for development moving forwards.

You will oversee managers and teams in the following areas:

  • Finance  

  • Human Resources

  • Site/facilities management and Health and Safety  

  • Marketing and student numbers, including Admissions 

  • Information Technology 

  • Compliance

  • Data Management and Examinations

  • Adult Education within the wider community

You will also be responsible for ensuring best value from functions which are contracted out to other providers including catering, cleaning and grounds.

This unique role offers the opportunity to shape the development of the business offer to our schools in Cambridge, 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 a strong commitment to your professional development (including access to specialist leadership training via the Apprenticeship Levy to Level 7), a dynamic working environment, a range of employee benefits and a competitive salary. 

For more information please see our Applicant Pack, Job Description and Person Specification. To arrange an informal conversation with the Executive Principal, prior to application, please follow the instructions in the Applicant Pack.