Strategic Business Manager

South East

Strategic Business Manager

Job Grade: Scale 10/11
Hours: 37 hours per week - full time
Start Date: 11/03/2022
Interviews: 11/03/2022
Closing Date: 01/03/2022
Salary: £37,890.00 - £45,859.00

The Castledon School academy trust is a very successful school for pupils with complex and moderate learning difficulties (MLD) in Key Stages 1 to 5.

We are looking for an outstanding leader to join our Senior Leadership Team as our Strategic Business Manager. We are seeking an experienced and committed leader to join our effective Professional Services team to support and further develop our highly regarded services. You will be expected to lead, oversee, develop, direct and co-ordinate the full range of school financial, infrastructure, premises, business, marketing, and administrative services. We are looking for someone who will lead by example, provide inspiration and embody for our pupils, staff, Trustees and parents the vision, values and leadership of the school.

The school is proud of its excellent provision. We support and invest in our staff and their continuous professional development, enabling outstanding outcomes for pupils.


Can you rise to this challenge? Do you have:

Recent, successful experience of senior leadership within an organisation?

Experience of financial management and control at a senior level within an organisation?

Excellent leadership, interpersonal and organisational skills?

The ability to build exceptional relationships with SEND pupils?

High expectations for all children and young people?

Commitment to raising standards?

An open mind to grow and develop with the school?


The skills to:

•Lead new initiatives, monitor their progress, and assess impact?

• Be innovative, a strategic thinker, with vision and the ability to effectively plan for future development?

• To inspire and support colleagues?

Enthusiasm and commitment to working with and raising achievement for pupils with SEND is paramount. For a personal discussion about the school and your aspirations, please contact Simon Holliday, Headteacher. Visits to the school are welcomed and encouraged, please contact Juliet Winsor on 01268 760410 or [email protected] to make an appointment.


Please request an application form from Juliet Winsor on [email protected]

Please complete our application form and a two-page letter outlining why you feel you meet the requirements of the person specification and how Castledon School will benefit from your skills by email to Juliet Winsor [email protected] or by post to Juliet Winsor, Castledon School, Bromfords Drive, Wickford, Essex, SS12 0PW.


The Castledon School Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. DBS checks are mandatory for all posts. We welcome diversity.

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