Director of Business and Operations

c/o Hearsall Academy, Kingston Road, Coventry, CV5 6LR
£67,364 - £74,295 per annum (L20 – L24)
09 Feb 2021
15 Mar 2021
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The Director of Business and Operations is a new and exciting role to the Inspire Education Trust, who will lead, develop and directly oversee the finance strategy and operations of the Trust, as well as managing the financial and operational support across multiple sites.  The successful candidate will partner with the CEO, and the Executive Leadership Team to achieve strategic growth.  There is an opportunity with the growth of the Trust, to review and evaluate business process with a view to implementing new systems and processes which will improve effectiveness and efficiency.

It is essential for the success of this position that you are prepared to be hands on, when the need arises.  Also key to your success in this role will be your excellent ability to influence and your ability to manage and deliver effectively on a range of varied concurrent and challenging objectives within a fast-paced environment. You will have excellent listening, communication, IT and writing skills and be familiar with project management systems.

A degree or equivalent qualification in Business/Administration discipline with proven experience at a senior leadership level and, evidence of significant recent CPD of your professional skills is an essential requirement for this role, as is evidence of success in the independent delivery of project-type work. Experience of working in the education sector is not essential for this role.  

Inspire Education Trust is a Multi Academy Trust currently consisting of 5 primary schools and one secondary school located in Coventry and Warwickshire.

The Trust has a vision and a business plan to consistently grow and develop over the forth coming years and is currently structuring the Trust leadership team to represent this growth, through delivery of an operational business like service across the Trust’s communities, enabling our schools to concentrate on our pupils and their education.

Our shared values drive our behaviours, decision making and ambitions:

  • To be inclusive
  • Being self-reflective is essential in encouraging innovation, our Trust is always driven to improve further
  • We value strong clear moral purposed leadership
  • We are committed to making all children feel happy, safe and secure.
  • We believe that all our children are of equal value regardless of their differences and celebrate diversity of our school community.
  • We celebrate our national culture and traditions and encourage the children from other cultures to teach us about theirs.

Working pattern:

This is a full time post with a 37 hour working week. However, as a member of IET Executive Leadership Team you will be able to work flexibly with a commitment to completing the duties effectively to ensure the Trusts needs are met.

Annual Leave:

31 days including Bank Holidays. It is expected that the postholder will normally take their annual leave entitlement during the school holiday periods.

If you consider you have all of the qualities and experience we require then we would welcome your application to join us at this very exciting time in the development and growth of our MAT.

Please contact Jane Durkin, Head of Operations  for further information or visit our website Please email your application to:  

Closing date for applications: 9am 15th March 2021

This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Inspire Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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