Director of Finance and Operations

Director of Finance and Operations

The Queen’s School is one of Cheshire’s leading independent schools and is proud of its excellent academic results, pastoral care and holistic approach.  The recent ISI inspection carried out in March 2022 awarded Queen’s the top grade of ‘excellent’ in all areas.

The Queens School is looking for an exceptional leader to work with the Board of Governors and Headmistress to lead the school on the next phase of its exciting development. The Director of Finance and Operations will direct the financial and operational management of the School and play an integral role in developing the School’s Strategic Plans.

The Director of Finance and Operations will be responsible for the effective control of financial affairs and operational business management including estates, facilities, maintenance, risk management, compliance and health and safety, GDPR, IT, catering and lead the School’s operations staff.  

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate a high level of both financial and operational leadership skills and be able to inspire individuals to understand the school’s overall aims to ensure shared goals are strived for.  Significant financial management experience is a prerequisite, as are strong IT, administrative and communication skills and proven strategic thinking and business development ability.

Applications are encouraged from candidates from a broad range of sectors who are process focused and have a genuine passion for working in an education environment.

The School is being assisted in the recruitment of this key position by ISBA recruitment from whom an application pack can be obtained by sending an email to: Alternatively, if you have any queries, please contact Lucy Wyatt on 07817 038009 or John Murphie on 07801 545872.

Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications is 22 August 2022.

Long List interviews with the ISBA’s recruiting team will take place virtually from this date with a view to shortlisted candidates being invited to tour the school week commencing 5 September 2022.  The final interviews will take place at the School with the Board of Governors during week beginning 12 September 2022.

The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children.  Child safety recruitment procedures operate and the post is subject to references and an Enhanced DBS disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.


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