Hours of work: 37 hours per week
Working pattern: Full-time
Closing date: Midday, Tuesday 20 April 2021
For more information and to apply for the above post, please contact:
Chailey School, Mill Lane, South Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4PU
Phone: 01273 890 407
Please note, we do not accept CVs.
About the role
Mill Lane, South Chailey, East Sussex, BN8 4PU
tel: 01273 890407
fax: 01273 890893
Required July 2021/August 2021
Pay Range – Local Managerial Grade 1 point 6-8 (£40,905 – 43,397)
Chailey is a thriving, successful school set in rural Sussex within easy reach of Lewes, Haywards Heath and Brighton. We are proud of our traditional values and innovative approaches to Teaching and Learning. Staff are friendly, dedicated and supportive; our students are happy and proud to be part of the school. Chailey is a school where staff and students can thrive.
Chailey School is seeking to appoint to this critical role which has arisen as a result of the retirement of our current Business Manager. We are a smaller than average, but growing, 11-16 co-educational school in the idyllic setting of South Chailey, near Lewes, in East Sussex.
We value ‘kindness’ in everyone and endeavour to give all of our students a broad and rich education with many opportunities for extra-curricular experiences. Our student body are lovely.
The school has just moved into a brand new main building (March 2021) and we are in the process of updating our Sports Hall internally. Of course, not all of our estate is so modern, but we have worked very hard over the last 5 years at providing our students with the very best infrastructure we can, including IT.
Our Senior Leadership Team are friendly and hands-on. We are not a school where leaders sit in offices all day and we are not afraid to muck in on tasks.
We are seeking to appoint an enthusiastic and skilled professional who will be responsible for:
• Managing the school finances and health and safety, and
• Overseeing facilities management and the administrative functions of the school.
• Maintaining appropriate financial systems and controls to ensure the school complies with all regulatory requirements
• Ensuring that financial information is both accurate and readily available to support financial decision making processes.
The role includes an extensive range of responsibilities that will require a broad set of skills, relevant qualifications, enthusiasm, and resilience.
The successful candidate will also be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team and will interact with a wide variety of stakeholders (staff, governors, parents and students, contractors, and other advisors).
We strongly encourage potential applicants to visit us. Please call Gemma Butler, PA to the Head Teacher, on 01273 890407.
Please note that recruitment packs for this vacancy will only be provided directly to an individual considering applying to our school for this opportunity. This school does not enter into business with Recruitment Agencies, or other commercial organisations, on behalf of their clients seeking employment.
Closing date for applications: Midday on Monday 20 April 2021.
We will be interviewing shortlisted candidates in the week commencing 26 April 2021.
Chailey School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check is required for all successful applicants. The governors positively welcome applications from all sections of the community.
This post is covered by the Childcare Disqualification Regulations 2018.
The school will need to ensure that they are not knowingly employing a person who is disqualified under the 2018 Regulations in connection with relevant childcare provision. Accordingly, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate to the school, by completing a self-declaration form as part of the pre-employment checks process, that they have not been disqualified under the 2018 Regulations.
If the preferred candidate is found to be disqualified under the 2018 Regulations, the offer of employment will be subject to the application by the preferred candidate to Ofsted for a waiver and the receipt of a waiver from Ofsted.
Work Permits: we may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Border Agency’s Points-based Immigration System.
Due to the restrictions we cannot guarantee that individuals that meet the requirements of the Points-based Immigration System will be issued with clearance to obtain work permits.
This authority is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All staff will be expected to hold or be willing to obtain Enhanced DBS check or Enhanced check for Regulated Activity with the Disclosure & Barring Services (previously the Criminal Records Bureau). For further information about what is required in this process please go to www.gov.uk/disclosure-barring-service-check.
All school based staff have the responsibility for promoting the safeguarding and welfare of children. All school staff should be aware of the school’s Child Protection and Safeguarding Policy and work in accordance with this document at all times.