Working for us
We are committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding practitioners onto our teaching and our support teams to ensure that our students achieve their very best and are led by happy, dedicated and highly skilled staff.
We are committed to ensuring ongoing training and personalised development for all staff. We have an exciting calendar of CPD training events; active and motivating sessions focused on Teaching and Learning, student attainment and staff well-being. Our core values extend to everything that we do, we respect one another and ensure equal opportunities for all with regular updates on training and policies to ensure compliance. We use the Annual Appraisal Cycle to ensure that all professional development is designed to meet the needs of our staff, whatever stage of their career they may be at and whether they are teaching or support staff.
For future opportunities please keep an eye on our Current Vacancies page which will be regularly updated with details of new vacancies.
We recognise that ensuring success for students also means ensuring success for staff and we have a range of processes and procedures in place designed to make life easier for our staff, fromclub sessions where colleagues meet to share interests – reading, healthy eating and fitness workout sessions to Line Management meetings. We recognise that through working as a team and having open lines of communication we can all thrive in delivering an outstanding learning environment for all students and staff.Staff Benefits
We offer a wide range of benefits to staff including: excellent pension schemes (Teachers Pension for Teaching Staff and Greater Manchester Pension Fund for Support Staff), cycle to work scheme and childcare vouchers.
The Prospere Learning Trust vision is to provide exceptional education for children from any background so that they become happy, confident adults. The Prospere Learning Trust is committed to fully comprehensive education and working in and around Greater Manchester to provide inspiring, memorable schooling for all its students.
Applications are invited for the post of Director of Finance and Operations to join our central team.
The Director of Finance and Operations (DFO) for Prospere Learning Trust will be a member of the Trust’s Strategic Leadership Team and will provide oversight and day to day support on all finance and resource matters relating to the Trust.
The DFO will lead on matters relating to finance and resources for the Trust and provide oversight, advice and guidance to individual academies in the Trust; ensuring there is effective and efficient financial management across the Trust and that Trust mission and values are reflected throughout all operational matters.
The DFO will play a lead role in the development of the Trust Strategic Plan and effectively manage change processes across the Trust in line with this plan and lead in the design, development and implementation of systems, policies and procedures to ensure compliance in all relevant legislation relating to the Trust.
The successful candidate will be highly motivated and skilled, ambitious, with proven technical ability and relevant experience. The post holder will be a fully qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA/CIPFA), and have a strong track record of effective financial management, financial analysis and risk management. Previous experience of working in the Academy sector is desirable but not essential.
- A dynamic and forward thinking Trust that works in partnership to ensure outstanding achievement of all children
- A commitment to your own professional development
- An opportunity to be part of a central team with a shared vision of excellence
- The opportunity to lead within, and contribute to, our growing Trust
- Excellent career average pension scheme (Greater Manchester Pension Fund – see https://www.gmpf.org.uk/key.htmfor more information)
- 25 days annual leave (to be taken around key month end and statutory submission deadlines, not restricted to school holidays)
Details of the post and an application form are available from our website: www.piperhillschool.net
Closing date: Midnight, Sunday 27th January 2019
Interviews: 1 February 2019 and will include a panel interview and assessment task.
Prospere Learning Trust was formed in September 2017 through the merger of two multi academy trusts. We currently employ over 500 staff and are passionate about securing the best possible education for our young people, and believe that our staff play a vital role in achieving our vision.
Prospere Learning Trust currently comprises of 5 secondary schools, including 3 mainstream schools and 2 special needs schools. We are a growing Trust, currently working in the South Manchester area but with further schools anticipated across Greater Manchester.
The role will be based in one of our South Manchester schools, with an initial base of Piper Hill High School. Candidates should note that the role will require regular travel between the trust schools, which are currently based in Chorlton, Newall Green, Wythenshawe and Northern Moor.
All schools within the Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.
All successful candidates will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks. The post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (amended in 2013). Appointable candidates will be required to apply for a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. Information provided by you or the DBS will be dealt with in a confidential manner and in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice which can be viewed here.
We have a policy on the Employment of Ex-Offenders and it is available upon request.
This post is also subject to satisfactory references, proof of right to work in the UK in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996 and other pre-employment checks where applicable.
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.