Our client operates a small group of independent junior schools in London. The schools provide an excellent and rounded education for boys and girls aged 4-11. Pupils typically leave the group’s schools to continue their education at some of the leading independent senior schools.
The group of schools now seeks a qualified accountant to join the senior leadership team, reporting into the CEO alongside the Heads of the group’s schools.
The head offices of the group where this role is based are in central / west London, and comprise a small but happy team. This role will require occasional travel to the individual schools but travel costs for any such trips will be reimbursed as appropriate. This role will also, on occasions, require attendance at meetings which may be scheduled outside of normal working hours (eg occasionally an evening meeting with the volunteer Governors).
The group is profitable and has been well managed financially in recent years to make sure that costs are controlled and managed accordingly.
NOTE No applications will be considered unless there is a clear and concise covering note explaining concisely why this role appeals and why you feel that you are a strong candidate for this opportunity. In particular candidates will need to convey and convince that they are sufficiently aware of the delights and the demands of working in a schools/education environment.
(Prior experience of working within education is desirable but not essential, and strong candidates will be considered if they can explain concisely why they are keen to move into a role in education sector)