Executive Business Managers

Reach South Academy Trust is seeking two exceptional Executive Business Managers (EBMs)

Post:                           Executive Business Manager (EBM)

Location:                    One post covering schools in Plymouth, Devon

                                   One post covering schools in Bournemouth and Wiltshire

Base:                          One post will be Plymouth based at UTC Plymouth and the other post will be dependent on the location of the                                             successful candidate but either in Calne, Wiltshire or Bournemouth.  There will be significant travel required for                                           both roles

Salary Range:            circa £37,000 per annum

Hours/Contract:         Permanent Contract: 37.5 hours per week, 52.14 weeks per year

The Role: The post will support the strategic development of a cluster of academies by working closely with the local Senior Leadership Teams and the central Executive Team, to enable effective decision making and achievement of academy aims.

The post will act as the principal financial officer for the academies, and provide high quality financial support and advice to ensure that the academies make the best possible use of resources and are able to provide the best outcomes for pupils.

The post will be responsible for managing the academies’ budgets, along with maximising income generation and implementing cost saving initiatives.

In addition, the post will assist academies to address all other school business management matters such as personnel, premises, ICT and health and safety.  

Background: Reach South is a young and developing Trust which operates across the South West of England with the aim of delivering all through 3-19 education.  We operate 13 academies in Plymouth, Bournemouth, Dorset and Wiltshire

We are building this Trust on a clear set of values, behaviours and curriculum principles. At the heart of those values and principles is a belief in our young people and a determination to support them to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become the successful citizens for today and all of their tomorrows. Our vision is to enable individual academies to flourish with curriculum autonomy, within a consistent framework of a metacognition focused pedagogy.  We are committed to collaboration with other schools, MATs, colleges, Local Authorities, employers and Government to bring the widest benefit to young people and our staff.


Our core business is delivering exceptional education for children and young people with a mission to help all pupils aspire to achieve beyond the expectations that others put on them.  We do this through the development of a talented and committed work force. In order to deliver exceptional opportunities for learning, we need highly motivated staff across all parts of the organisation.


This is a great opportunity for a self-motivated, self-sufficient, dynamic and very well organised individual with a can-do attitude to be part of a fast-growing and well-regarded charitable organisation.


So if you think this role may be for you and want to be involved at this exciting time in our development, please get in touch by calling Hollie Mitchell, Executive Assistant to Director of Finance on 07542230016 or by email at hollie.mitchell@reachsouth.org


Closing date for applications is Friday 8th February 2019 at 12 noon.


To apply:  Please send a completed application form and equal opportunities monitoring form to recruitment@reachsouth.org


Opportunities and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary plus LGPS pension, 28 days’ holiday plus bank holidays rising to 31 days after 5 years, great career progression and development opportunities with many other benefits.



Job Description

Application Form

Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form

Applicant Letter

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Reach South Academy Trust has an Equal Opportunities Policy for selection and recruitment. Applicants are requested to complete and return the Equal Opportunities Monitoring form separately with their application.

01752 987060

Reach South Academy Trust

c/o UTC Plymouth

Park Avenue



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Reach South Academy Trust is an exempt charity in England and Wales. Company number: 10151730