Director of Finance & Business Dev

  • SalarySML 111-114
  • Start DateJune 2019 or earlier
  • Closing DateThursday 21st February 2019
  • InterviewsThursday, 7 March 2019

Job Summary

Director for Finance and Business Development /

Senior Executive School Business Manager

         Starting: June 2019 (or earlier)

Location: Wokingham Office (and then moving to one of the Slough campuses over the next 10-18 months)

Salary:    Slough Senior Management Grade SML111 – 114

                £57,824- £65,781 according to experience

An exciting opportunity has arisen within Claycots School Partnership for a forward-thinking, well qualified and experienced professional to lead the financial and business development of our School Partnership. They will form a key member of the Senior Executive Team with strategic influence across all departments and campuses and direct line management responsibility for the Central Team, including Finance, Administration, HR, Facilities, IT and Hospitality, and future subsidiary business development.

With 1700 primary age pupils on roll increasing to 1850 over the next two years, there is significant capacity for the successful candidate to transform our School Partnership into a robust corporate entity. With support, challenge and expectation of a creative and independent thinker, the successful candidate will have significant professional development opportunities and the chance to work in a values driven and aspirational organisation with equally motivated and committed professionals.

The successful candidate will ideally have a strong background in accountancy and/or finance, with suitable qualifications, and significant experience of educational finances in a large school organisation. Additional positives would be experience of successfully managing a team covering the central operational functions and the ability to establish a vision and develop strategies and systems to achieve the organisational aims as set out in the School Partnership Strategic Plan.

We are excited about the future at Claycots and look forward to working with someone who shares our passion and who has the experience and knowledge to add to our vision for the future of Slough children and all stakeholders.

We encourage prospective candidates to visit the school.  Please contact Perri Woods (PA to Executive Headteacher):, 0118 207 0412, to arrange an appointment for a tour and the opportunity to discuss the wider vision and expectations of the post. Tours will be taking place during weeks commencing 4th and 11th February and please put aside at least 2 hours for the visit.

How To Apply

A downloadable application form and information pack are available on our school website

Completed application forms should be sent direct to

Closing date for all applications: Thursday 21st February 2019 12.00 noon

Interviews:  Thursday 7th March 2019 from 8.00am (Slough, Town Hall Campus)


Applicants will be required to demonstrate their commitment to promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young people in line with Claycots’ policies and procedures. A satisfactory Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this role. The school will request references before interview.