Business and Operations Partner

William Lovell Church of England Academy, Main Road, Stickney, Boston, Lincolnshire, PE22 8AA 

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Grade 7 or 8 being 25,843 to 32,233 FTE As determined on the experience of the candidate
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The Lincoln Anglican Academy Trust is a multi-academy trust formed by the Diocese of Lincoln. We are a family of 17 schools brought together by a shared vision to improve the life chances of all our children through excellence, exploration, encouragement within a distinct ethos.

Established as a multi-academy trust by the Diocese of Lincoln in December 2013, we’re a unique organisation that celebrates the individuality of every school whilst promoting an uncompromising belief in the power of collaboration to support all our c3000 pupils be the best they can be.

We are seeking to appoint a dynamic, experienced and highly organised Business and Operations Partner to join our Secondary Academy in Stickney.  William Lovell Church of England Academy currently has approx. 280 pupils on roll.

It’s an incredibly exciting time to join William Lovell Church of England Academy as they enter a transformational new chapter in their development journey. The successful candidate will fulfil an incredibly important role within the school and lead on financial and operational effectiveness.

You will be responsible for overseeing finance and administration, HR, Estates, IT and procurement functions that take place at school level in line with LAAT policies and procedures. You may be an experienced School Business Manager or have experience of working in an operational support role with a strong focus on financial and operational planning. You will be appropriately qualified, with a school business manager, AAT or similar qualification. Experience in a secondary school would be an advantage.

The Business and Operations Partner will be a key member of the Academy team, working closely with school leadership but also working closely with the central team. We have a strong network of Business and Operations Partners within the Trust who meet regularly with the central services team to share best practice and collaborate for the benefit of all our pupils. The central team consists of professional and experienced Finance, HR, Governance, Premises and School development staff.

Salary -  Grade 7 or 8 being £25,843 to £32,233 FTE – As determined on the experience of the candidate.  This post also attracts a recruitment and retention allowance of £2,000 per annum which will be payable on top of the top of the pro rata salary for the period of 2 years from appointment.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of working in a finance role in the education sector
  • Experience in line managing office and finance staff
  • An understanding of the key financial controls, strategic planning and budgetary management required in a School
  • The ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload effectively
  • The ability to oversee the implementation of central policies and procedures
  • An awareness of Health and Safety requirements in a School
  • An understanding of and empathy with the Christian values of the organisation
  • The aspiration to keep children at the heart of all their decisions

We can offer you:

  • A supportive and dynamic team
  • A varied and exciting role with opportunities to work with a wide range of  Stakeholders 
  • Opportunities for continuous professional development and salary progression throughout the grade 
  • An exciting prospect to have influence in a growing Multi Academy Trust
  • The chance to support transformation for pupils and families across greater Lincolnshire

Access to the local government pension scheme is available along with various employee benefits which will be discussed at interview.

Should you wish to discuss this post or express an interest please contact Laura Lowe, HR Business Partner on 07713 307409

Completed applications should be sent to

Closing Date for Applications: 23:57 Monday 19 April 2021

Interview dates: 28 April 2021

To Start – As soon as possible

The Trust promotes diversity and wants a workforce which reflects Christian Value.

Applications are welcome from all, irrespective of gender, sexuality, race, religion, marital status, age, or disability. The Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will require the successful applicant to undertake an Enhanced criminal record check via the DBS.

In accordance with Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 (Fluency Duty), the ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post.

When interviews do take place the school will contact you directly.

When interviews are taking place schools will follow all Government and Public Health England Guidelines.

Lincolnshire County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Here at Lincolnshire County Council, we want our workforce to reflect the make-up of the community we serve. Therefore we welcome all applications irrespective of gender, ethnic origin, belief, sexual orientation, age or disability. We consider ourselves to be a family friendly employer, and offer flexible working patterns.

All shortlisted candidates will need to verify their eligibility to work in the UK at interview.

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