We are looking to recruit a professional business associate to work as part of the Trust team.
Reporting to the Business and Operations Directors, the Business Support Advisor will deliver an expert service to our school administration teams ensuring they have information and resources to operate efficiently. The position would suit someone who has extensive experience of school administration and a track record of supporting colleagues to work effectively.
The role requires someone who shows the ability to work under pressure to deliver high levels of customer service
The work location of the successful candidate is flexible, but they should be prepared to occasionally travel to one of our Trust offices in either Banstead or Camberley.
GLF Schools currently has 41 schools located in Surrey, Wokingham, Croydon, Oxfordshire and West Sussex. Our vision is to raise the aspirations and achievement of all children within the GLF family of schools. We believe that every child in our schools can achieve the highest academic standards whilst enjoying a vibrant, challenging and rich curriculum. Whilst operating as a part of a family, each school exists in its own right maintaining its own unique characteristics and individual identity.
What we are looking for
● Experience of working within or leading a School Office team
● Experience of school IT systems e.g. Parent Pay, Parent Mail, SIMs, Psf
● Ability to enhance your skill set on new systems and processes
● Accuracy and attention to detail
● The ability to prioritise effectively
● Positive and solution focused with a flexible approach to work
Thrive in a career at GLF Schools
GLF Schools is a dynamic, forward thinking and rapidly expanding Academy Trust with many career opportunities for new and existing staff. Each school in our Trust has its own individual identity, while benefiting from the expertise that comes from dedicated and experienced regional and Trust teams. Our schools serve to meet the needs of its own local community yet all are united in their core purpose of providing an outstanding educational experience. GLF Schools has a generous employment offer which allows our colleagues to Grow, Learn and Flourish. Our offer includes:
● Continuous Professional Development
● Work life and family friendly policies
● Flexible Working
● Staff Wellbeing
● Career Pathways and Talent Management
● Staff Benefits
● Community and Collaboration
● Valued Worker Scheme
Salary - £30,000 FTE
Pro-rata salary - £28,196
Hours - 36 hours per week, 43 weeks of the year
Start Date - 1st September 2020
Close date for applications - 3rd August 2020
Interview Date - TBC -interviews will take place via video conferencing
GLF Schools is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Employment is subject to a satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
As a Trust, we are happy to discuss flexible working opportunities. We particularly welcome applicants from under- represented groups including those based on ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time ahead of the closing date if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we recommend you submit your application as early as possible.
We also reserve to right to interview shortlisted candidates ahead of the closing date.
Please be advised that references may be requested on receipt of your application. Please state if you wish this to be delayed until shortlisting/interviews have taken place.