This is an exciting opportunity to join Leeds West Academy as Business Manager. You will be an exceptional leader, who is able to share the vision for our Academy and inspire others to make a significant contribution to the Academy’s mission to become renowned for excellence and a seat of transformation and pride in our community. You will be driven by a commitment to securing the best educational experience for our students, to raise aspirations and transform lives.
The role of a Business Manager within the education sector is becoming more vital than ever as financial and operational leaders gain greater responsibility and autonomy over managing finance and resource.
We have created a strong and safe culture, where staff and students can thrive. We were judged as ‘Good’ by Ofsted in May 2019 because teaching is strong, the support we provide for our students and staff is unrivalled, and because our results have improved year-on-year since 2016. In 2020, our students secured the best results in the school’s history. In short, there is no better time to join Leeds West Academy, as a colleague, a leader, or as a student.
Leeds West Academy is a fabulous place to work, and we are a caring and supportive community. As part of the White Rose Academies Trust, which is a member of Luminate Education Group, we benefit from exceptional CPD like no other in the city. A broad, varied and highly bespoke package is well-established, driven by the latest in educational research focused on the development of all professionals in the organisation at each career stage. Colleagues train with us, they grow with us, and they progress with us.
Our Academy predominantly serves the community of Bramley in Leeds. We are oversubscribed and popular within our community. More families are choosing Leeds West Academy as first-choice for their children than ever before.
Our students are amazing; they are generally respectful young people who embrace diversity and have a strong sense of fairness. We benefit from world-class facilities, and are accommodated in a £30 million building, which opened in late 2011. Staff and students at the Academy benefit from a bright, modern, heavily resourced learning environment, which is highly flexible to meet the needs of the 21st century learner.
The Academy Business Manager will provide strategic vision and leadership to all aspects of budgeting, finance, human resources, premises management and administration at local Academy level. The Academy Business Manager will report directly into the Trust Business Director on the impact of their financial and operational strategy, ensuring that the highest quality and standards are maintained. In addition to having responsibility for overall operational effectiveness at local Academy level, the post holder will also be responsible for a strategic operational area across the trust.
Shortlisting: w/c 14th March 2022
Start Date: ASAP
To apply, please click the following link: https://www.whiteroseacademies.org/post/academy-business-manager
White Rose Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its students and expects all staff and volunteers to share the commitment. Appointments will be subject to Safer Recruitment Procedures and an enhanced DBS check.
Please note this role will involve contact with children and you will be engaging in regulated activity. It is an offence to apply for the role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.
We promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds. Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of sex, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age or disability.