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Esher Church of England High School

Esher Church of England High School

Esher Learning Trust

School Business Lead


36 hours a week, term time only (39 weeks) plus 2 weeks per annum

Pay Grade S10 £34,851 - £38,529 (£38,888 to £42,992 Pro rata) dependent on experience

The Trustees are seeking to appoint a highly skilled and professional School Business Leader, delivering services across more than one location.

The successful applicant will be the core liaison between the Trust’s Academy Business Leader, HR Manager and the school. They will provide strategic and operational leadership, planning and management of the school business and support functions, including financial, facilities, administration and health & safety ensuring compliance with statutory regulations and school policy, at the schools where they are based.

The successful candidate must be a confident leader who can function well as part of a team, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and maintain a high level of confidentiality.

At any given point it is anticipated that the School Business Leader will be working with at least two schools, and where the capacity exists support requirements of the Trust’s central delivery. This may involve working with LA schools who are considering joining the Trust. It is anticipated that the schools will be primary phase, and within approx. 30 minutes’ drive of the central offices, which are currently situated at Esher High School.

This is an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join a small Trust anticipating a period of sustained growth, working as part of a friendly, supportive and successful team.


Applications must be made on the Trust Application Form which is available in the vacancies section on our website: must include a letter supporting your application.  In your letter of no more than 1,000 words, you should:

  • Outline the experiences which you believe have prepared you for this post.
  • Describe the skills and strengths which you will bring to the Trust, with particular reference to how you meet the criteria outlined in the job description and person specification. 

Applications should be emailed to or sent by post to Alison Morgan, Esher Learning Trust, More Lane, Esher, Surrey, KT10 8AP.  We will reply to all emailed applications to confirm safe receipt. 

Deadline for applications:                            10am on Thursday 24 January 2019

Shortlisting- Friday 25 January 2019.  Interviews will be held the following week, on Wednesday 30 January 2019


The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  Any successful applicants will be required to undertake a Disclosure check by the Disclosure & Barring Service