Director for Finance and Business Development

Permanent • Required for June 2019 or earlier.
Salary scale: SML 111–114 (£57,824 – £65,781 according to experience).
Full time, 52 weeks, pa. Permanent • Required for June 2019 or earlier.
Closing date: noon, Thursday 21 February 2019.

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 1,700 primary age pupils on roll increasing to 1,850 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): on 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 4 and 11 February 2019 and please put aside at least 2 hours for the visit.

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

Completed application forms should be sent direct to

Closing date: 12 Noon, Thursday 21 February 2019.
Interviews: 8am, Thursday 7 March 2019.

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.

Claycots School Partnership (Britwell & Town Hall Campuses)

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Claycots School Partnership (Britwell & Town Hall Campuses)
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The largest primary school in Slough with more than 1800 pupils currently on roll (September 2018) across two campuses: Town Hall (based in the centre of Slough) and Britwell (based in the north of Slough).

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