Director of Finance & Operations
Job Title: Director of Finance & Operations
Location: West Sussex
Job type: Full Time
Closing date: 14th March
About the Role:
The School is a delightful independent standalone prep school of 430 boys and girls aged 2 ½ to 13 set in 260 acres of beautiful Sussex countryside close to the village of Lindfield, and within easy reach of the commuting town of Haywards Heath. The tremendous grounds include a Forest School and a School Farm. The school has a proud record of feeding many of the top day and boarding schools in the South East, with a large proportion of leaving students achieving scholarships and awards.
The Governors wish to appoint a new Director of Finance & Operations upon the retirement of the current Bursar. This is an outstanding opportunity for a forward thinking and dynamic individual to join the Senior Leadership Team.
This is a particularly exciting time for the School as it moves into a new phase of its development having recently appointed a new Headmaster, Chris Calvey. Working closely with the Headmaster and the Governors, The Director of Finance & Operations will make a significant contribution to the development of the School's vision for the future.
The successful candidate will be an innovative strategic thinker with a strong financial and commercial background. On a day to day basis, The Director of Finance & Operations will manage a diverse range of school support services, including: building and facilities management, catering, grounds maintenance, health and safety as well as the legal and compliance obligations.
The Governors will welcome applicants from both educational and non-educational backgrounds
A very attractive package is on offer which may include accommodation.
The post is available from April 2018, but the actual start is flexible for the successful applicant.
The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to respect this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and a medical.
Candidates with the experience or relevant job titles of; Project Director, Operations Director, Head of Medical Operations, Director of Operations, Head of Operations, Managing Director, Business Director, Director of Business, Finance Director, Director of Finance, Financial Manager, Will be considered for this role will also be considered for this role.