Executive Business Manager

  • £65,000 - £75,000
  • Permanent
  • London, UK
  • 18521
  • Melanie Pye

United Learning is a group of circa 100 schools, which aims to provide excellent education to children and young people across the country. We seek to improve the life chances of all the children and young people we serve and make it our mission to bring out ‘the best in everyone’ – students, staff, parents, and the wider community. Uniquely, our Group includes significant numbers of schools in both the public and the private sectors, working together for mutual benefit.

We are seeking a highly efficient and personable Executive Business Manager to deliver high quality and effective business support services to the three secondary schools within the South East London Cluster (Bacon’s College, The John Roan School, and Sedgehill Academy).  The role is vital in ensuring that the operational functions including Finance, Human Resources, Marketing, Estates, and Technology are running smoothly through the provision of strategic and effective leadership. 

Reporting to the Regional Director, the ideal candidate will have a proven track record of working with and as part of a senior leadership/ executive team, with experience of delivering and meeting strategic objectives and implementing organisational change when required. You will be educated to degree level and ideally possess a School Business Manager, accountancy or HR qualification.

The ability to build relationships and credibility with senior stakeholders is key, as is the capability to support multiple teams. You will be a self-starter who is able to adapt and guide stakeholders in a confident and timely manner, with a commitment to EDI and the ability to promote best practice at work.  You will also be flexible and have an ability to adapt to change.

For a confidential discussion, please contact our retained advisors Melanie Pye melanie.pye@schoolsleadership.com or Eshe Muhammad eshe.muhammad@schoolsleadership.com

Closing date for applications:                        Thursday 12th October 2023
1st stage Interviews:                                        Friday 20th October 2023

Benefits include:  package includes an attractive salary, 6 weeks annual leave, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme, optional private healthcare with BUPA, and access to flexible rewards.  We are open to requests for flexible working and we encourage open and regular conversations about work-life balance.

Schools Leadership has been retained as our exclusive advisor for this appointment and any third party or direct applications will be forwarded to them. United Learning is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of its pupils and expects all employees to share this commitment. All employees must be willing to undergo child protection training and screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service. United Learning strives to be an inclusive workplace and value diversity in our team. Applications from minority ethnic colleagues and from majority ethnic colleagues who share our commitment to race equality in the education workforce are welcomed.

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