Director of Finance
As the oldest girls’ independent school in London, James Allen’s Girls’ School (JAGS) is proud to have been inspiring and educating pupils for over 270 years. Situated on an attractive 22 acre site in the heart of Dulwich, JAGS offers an outstanding academic education combined with excellence in sport and the creative and performing arts to over 1080 girls aged 4-18 years. Pupils are drawn from a wide variety of cultural, social and economic backgrounds and benefit from an exciting range of co-curricular activities as part of a broad education that focuses on the whole person. JAGS has a successful and ambitious bursary programme, with over 130 girls receiving substantial fee assistance and plans in place to increase this in the future.
As a key member of the Strategic Leadership Team, comprising colleagues from various disciplines across the School, the Director of Finance will be integral to the ongoing development of one of the leading schools in the UK. The Director of Finance will work closely with the Headmistress, Governors and Director of Operations to develop the School’s short, medium and long term financial strategy, as well as holding responsibility for the financial day-to-day activities of the School.
The successful candidate will have excellent financial qualifications and will have led and managed substantial teams, will be commercially and financially astute and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Applications are encouraged from candidates with educational, business or public sector backgrounds, who have strong commercial acumen and a genuine passion for education.
Further information on James Allen’s Girls’ School can be found at www.jags.org.uk
A candidate brief including details of the role and information on how to apply can be downloaded by clicking "Apply".
Applications should be sent by Monday 30 July to Odgers Berndtson, quoting reference CFD/68050.
James Allen’s Girls’ School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.