Business Manager

Salary: Circa £45,000 to £65,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

Start date: Wednesday 3rd January 2018, or sooner if possible
Contract: Full time, permanent, subject to an enhanced DBS check 

School 21 is a pioneering school in Stratford East London. It is a 4 to 18 school with an entrepreneurial spirit. Our new business manager will help shape the strategy for the school and make sure we have strong finances.  Your role will to be lead on all the vital, operational aspects of running the school. 


The successful candidate will be entrepreneurial, analytical and a strong communicator with a track record of successfully building teams and complex operations.  You will have experience of overseeing and managing finances and budgets that will always be under pressure. 


The role will sit on the school’s senior leadership team, and will encompass strategy, operations, contract management, income generation and management of key teams including finance, the front office, HR, facilities and IT. 


You will be part of a team of fantastic staff who are trying to reinvent how education is done and will have the chance to play an important part in setting up two more schools in the next two to three years. 


About the school


School 21 has a growing reputation for innovation and excellence. School 21 has built strong foundations in a short period of time, confirmed by our most recent Ofsted which was outstanding in all categories. There was strong recognition for the ethos and approach of the school:


“Pupils across the school make exceptional progress.”


 “Staff morale is exceptionally high. Teachers at the early stages of their career value the ‘fantastic’ professional development and opportunities to learn from each other. Those with more experience said that they have become much better teachers since joining the school.”


Through project-based learning “pupils achieve remarkable standards of work and demonstrated knowledge and skills at levels beyond those expected for their age group.”


“Pupils talk and discuss with a maturity and confidence that is remarkable for their years.”

Closing date: Monday 16th October at noon   Likely interview dates: Thursday 19th & Friday 20th October