​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Deputy Director of Business

Within Castleford Academy Trust, in our pursuit of excellence, we work hard to ensure that no child is left behind. The Academy Trust put students at the heart of everything that we do. In our commitment to excellence, will place ourselves at the forefront of educational developments and create an environment that is innovative, a positive climate for learning and attainment and fully supports students social and emotional developments.

Leaders challenge and support all stakeholders to achieve outstanding outcomes for all pupils across the MAT. We value and develop our staff by attracting and retaining high quality staff, supporting staff to achieve their best and create opportunities for professional growth and development. We ensure we have efficient strategies for financial planning to ensure value for money whilst aligning with the Academy vision. We maintain effective strategies of financial control and are proactive in risk management by building it into the culture of the school to ensure compliance.

37hrs per week, term time plus 10 days

Actual Salary £33,169 - £36,052

Grade 11, SCP 42 - 45 (£36,937 - £39,660 FTE)

To Start ASAP

Following government reform and the development of the Multi Academy Trust, we are in a position to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic, dynamic, motivated, inspirational business officer to take the next step in their career.

You will support the Director of Business in providing high quality strategic, business, operations and financial planning to ensure Castleford Academy and the Multi Academy Trust meets its aims and objectives.

Your application will need to demonstrate that you can:

    • Demonstrate proven leadership in a commercial or school environment.
    • Provide effective and efficient financial, personnel and facilities management at Castleford Academy.
    • Design and implement systems, policies and procedures to ensure compliance in all legislation relating to the academy including finance, health and safety and human resources.
    • Produce detailed reports/policy documents, advising stakeholders on the findings of projects/reviews.
    • Prepare school budgets working with the Senior Leadership Team, Director of Business and Governors in line with the school development plan.
    • Analyse complex data and information and use this to monitor and support activities to promote solutions.
    • Provide advice and guidance on all areas of health and safety including risk assessments, audits logs, etc.
    • Develop effective relationships with staff, pupils, parents, governors, local businesses and stakeholders with evidence of success in building and forming working relationships across professional and operational boundaries.
    • Understand the importance of policies for safeguarding children and young people.

​​You will also need to have:
    • Advanced computer skills including spreadsheets and database software.
    • Planned and organised approach to your workload.
    • Ability to maintain a high standard of performance whilst working to tight deadlines.
    • Good negotiation skills in order to negotiate contracts and solutions to problems.
    • Drive, enthusiasm and commitment in the achievement of business objectives.
    • A commitment to providing the best for all pupils at Castleford Academy.
    • A positive 'can do' approach to tasks with the ability to keep calm in challenging situations.
    • Commitment to Continuing Professional Development.​



Castleford Academy Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. For all positions at Castleford Academy Trust you are required to complete a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced check prior to appointment.

As part of the proposed school reorganisation consultation, all vacancies will be communicated to staff.

Visits to the school before submitting an application are warmly welcomed and indeed, encouraged. In order to arrange this please contact Nicola Frost, PA to the Headteacher on 01977 605060.

For further information please email admin@castlefordacademy.com. To apply for the role please visit www.castlefordacademy.com/vacancies.

Completed application forms should be returned to the Headteacher by Monday 20th February at 12 noon with interviews taking place shortly after. 




Deputy Director of Business - ADVERT.pdf
Deputy Director of Business - JDPS.pdf