School Finance and Business Adviser

Coleshill, Birmingham
09 Nov 2018
06 Dec 2018
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Full time permanent
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Archdiocese of Birmingham

Diocesan Education Service

Don Bosco House

Coventry Road



B46 3EA

9th November 2018

Salary: £45,000 - £50,000

(plus travel expenses, a generous pension scheme and annual leave allowance)


School Finance and Business Adviser -

 working for the Archdiocese of Birmingham

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for the Archdiocese of Birmingham, based in the Diocesan Education Service at Coleshill. This new role has been created to work as part of a growing and dedicated team to support Catholic schools across the Diocese. We offer employees a great central location, a professional, supportive and nurturing working environment and a generous starting package.

Working strategically across the Archdiocese will enable you to provide direction and support to all our schools. The role will be both rewarding and challenging as we continue to embrace changes to the education sector. We will provide the opportunity to experience, first-hand, the diversity of our 236 schools across the Diocese, which covers 13 local authorities ranging from Stoke-on-Trent, in the north, to Reading, in the south.

The role, based within the Finance and Building team will be central to delivering our Mission, “to announce the joy of the Gospel by making Christ known today through securing, protecting and improving the provision of Catholic Education in the Archdiocese of Birmingham”. We offer a great working environment and you will be part of a self-motivated and professional team.

Key responsibilities:

The successful candidate will:

  • Be responsible for the strategic monitoring of Voluntary Aided Schools and academy budgets on behalf of the Diocesan Education Service and providing appropriate strategic advice and support with the aim of improving, securing and protecting Catholic Education.
  • Work with headteachers and executive leaders, governing bodies, boards of directors, the Education and Skills Funding Agency, Department for Education, Charity Commission, local authorities and other agencies regarding school finance matters.
  • Assist in the preparation of bids, brokering specific support where appropriate and providing training and advice to schools and academies.
  • Undertake any other professional duties that are reasonably delegated by the Deputy Director.

For further information about the work of the DES, please visit the DES website on

For further information and an application pack, please contact Mrs. Bernadette Harding, P.A. to the Director of Education by email

Visits to the DES prior to application at the above address are most welcome, please contact Mrs Toni Guest, Deputy Director by email to arrange a visit.

Closing date for applications: Thursday 6th December at noon.

Interviews: Thursday 13th December 2018

Interview venue:  Diocesan Education Service, Don Bosco House, B46 3EA.

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