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Hazelwood is an independent co-educational Prep School for children aged between 4 and 13 years of age. It has a linked nursery (on a separate site 2 miles away), The Nursery and Early Years, which caters for children between the ages of 3 months and 4 years. The school has a rich history spanning over 125 years. In that time, many generations of the same families have passed through its doors on their way to some of the UK’s leading Senior Schools and Universities. There is a strong sense of affinity with the school in the local community. The nearest town, Oxted, is situated one mile away and has excellent mainline rail links into London. The M25 is easily accessible.
In September 2020 we will have almost 600 children across the two sites. The Prep School is situated in 25 acres of grounds with phenomenal views over the North Downs. The school boasts some wonderful facilities (with plans for more in 2020) which are open to use by the local community after school hours as part of a developing Lettings Programme.
The school is looking to recruit an Enterprise Manager who can, whilst working within the boundaries of the School’s vision and brand values, develop a programme of recognised and ground-breaking initiatives to develop new or extend existing revenue streams.
These may include, but not be restricted to:
An enhanced Lettings Programme making wider and more creative use of existing facilities.
A connection with the school’s alumni in order to re-engage with past pupils and to involve them in the life of the school, past, present and future.
An opportunity to harness the school’s human resources and innovative approach to teaching and learning for the benefit of pupils overseas
A report has been commissioned by the school which is available, as a starting point, for the successful candidate to review and develop.
The Enterprise Manager is a newly created role for the school. The successful candidate will work closely with members of the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Governors.
The Successful Candidate
Will be someone with experience of working within the fund-raising sector, and ideally within schools or the education sector with a proven track record in generating revenue from alternative business streams.
You should possess energy for both developing ideas and implementing them.
You will boast a creative mind balanced by the ability to be analytical and consider the finer detail.
You will have a detailed grasp on developing budgets and financial plans showing required investment and possible returns on that investment.
You will be a convincing orator, a persuasive negotiator and credible sales person.
You will find building and maintaining relationships based on trust, honesty and integrity, comes naturally to you.
You should respond well to targets; those of your own setting and those set by others and be able to demonstrate a delivery against high expectations.
You should relish the opportunity of navigating unchartered waters and of making a difference.
You should love working in an environment which exists for the benefit of educating young people and should see their progress as your motivation to excel in your role.
You should be as happy working front of house as in the backroom delivery.
The Enterprise Manager will be expected to uphold and actively promote the Hazelwood Behaviour Competencies of Big Picture Thinking, Communication, Adaptability & Flexibility, Building Relationships, Planning & Organisation, Professionalism and Teamwork.
In addition, the profile of a successful Enterprise Manager is likely to demonstrate qualities of:
- Being able, as the scale of the role progresses, to assemble and lead a team successfully, motivating them to give of their best whilst also being a co-operative team player with a flexible and adaptable approach to the working environment.
- Integrity, honesty, loyalty and reliability.
- Diplomacy, discretion, patience and humour.
- Desire to become involved in the wider aspects of school life
The individual should be able
- To work alone, unsupervised and with proven initiative.
- To prioritise and delegate tasks successfully.
- To plan ahead and to anticipate requirements.
- To be both reactive and proactive in equal measure.
- To work under pressure and within tight lead-times.
- To set a good example of conduct and behaviour for all pupils
- To demonstrate computer literacy and competency at spreadsheet creation
Employment & Management
The role is Enterprise Manager of Hazelwood School and Hazelwood School Nursery & Early Years. Your immediate Line Manager is the Bursar.
Hours of Work
The routine hours of work are from 08.30 to 17.30, Monday to Friday inclusive with an hour for lunch (of which half an hour is unpaid). Lunch is provided in the school Dining Hall free of charge during term time. There will be occasions when some weekend or after-hours work will be required as part of the role. On other occasions such overtime may be authorised for separate payment. During School holidays hours of work are 09.00 to 16.30.
The role of Enterprise Manager is a full time (52 weeks) permanent position.
The School will expect to pay a salary up to £40,000 p.a., negotiable, dependent upon qualifications and experience. The agreed figure is gross and is subject to PAYE, NI and any other stoppages or benefits due. Salaries are paid monthly in arrears on or about the 28th day of each month into your bank account.
You are entitled to six weeks holiday per annum (pro rata’d if shorter working days are negotiated), one of which is to be taken during the Christmas break when the School is closed. Bank and other National holidays are authorised outside this entitlement. Your holidays, with the approval of the Bursar, can be taken during school term time.
Employees are expected to take reasonable steps to maintain an adequate level of fitness and health throughout the period of employment. The Employer does not provide private medical insurance cover. Both Hazelwood and Laverock are non-smoking sites.
The School is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and you will be required to apply for Enhanced Disclosure through the Criminal Records Bureau. The revealing of an undisclosed criminal record could jeopardise the agreement between the Employee and the Employer.
All employees are expected to participate in an appraisal process which takes place each year before the announcement of any pay award is made, normally in late Summer or early Autumn. This is an opportunity for employees to express their wishes for future professional development, as well as for the School to express its view of the employee’s progress and its proposals for employee development.
Staff are expected to co-operate with plans for development professional training, paid for by the School. Any such requirement will either become clear as a result of the annual appraisal or at the request of the Employee.
The closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 3rd April at 5pm. Interviews are likely to be w/c 20th April with an anticipated start date of 1st July 2020 at the latest.
The position will be offered subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.
The school will reimburse all reasonable travel costs incurred.