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Vacancy Details

Head of Finance & Operations

Central Park Primary School
SMR B - Subject to evaluation confirmation
Central Park Primary School
Working Pattern:
Full Time
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
12/07/2018 at 23:59 PM
Central Park Primary School



C/o Central Park Road, London, E6 3DW


Salary: SMR B (subject to evaluation confirmation)

Required: September 2018 (or as soon as possible)

CPD Schools Federation is a recently formed Federation between two large primary schools in East London; with nursery provision also. The Governing Body are seeking to appoint someone to lead the delivery of outstanding operations across the Federation and join the Senior Leadership Team (SLT).

The role is designed for a high performing, impact driven person who is able to co-ordinate activity across schools, providing efficient and effective operational services so that educational staff can maintain a core, unrelenting focus on teaching and learning.

You will need to be able to motivate and bring together a team of financial and operational staff to ensure that they work as one central team for the Federation in ensuring value for money, policy compliance, budget adherence, site management and opportunities to generate income.

Reporting to the Executive Headteacher, the post holder will be accountable for the financial and operational outcomes of the Federation and as such will performance and line manage the staff operating in the Finance, Administration and Facilities teams as well as other functional leads to ensure that their objectives are being effectively met.

In addition the post holder would play a leading role in major Federation projects e.g. building, IT to ensure successful and financially efficient completion. You will ensure delivery of consistent efficient and outstanding support across the Federation in order that the Executive Leadership Team can execute the Federation’s Strategic Improvement Strategy with the maximum available budget. 

You must have:

Hold relevant qualifications in the field of finance and accounting.
Worked alongside the Senior Team within an organisation previously. 
The experience, knowledge, skills and understanding to lead on this significant area across the Federation.
A commitment to raising standards in teaching and learning across the school through strategic decision making.
The motivation, determination and energy to support our desire to become an outstanding school.
Prospective candidates are warmly encouraged to visit and these can be arranged by contacting the PA to the EHT, Alix Williams on alix.williams@centralpark.newham.sch. Further information can be requested directly from the Executive Headteacher, Darren Williams, on dwilliams@centralpark.newham.sch.uk or 020 8472 5588.

Closing date: 12 July 2018

Short-Listing: 13 July 2018

Interviews: 17/18 July 2018

Central Park Primary is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, references will be sought and successful candidates will need to undertake an enhanced DSB check. The interview process will consist of a task, presentation and formal interview. 

Equal Opportunities

The School has a strong commitment to achieving equality of opportunity in both services to the community and the employment of people and expects all employees to understand and promote its policies in their work.

How to apply

Please apply online. For technical difficulties, please contact the Support Team 020 7427 8250. For further information about the role, please contact the school directly.

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