//]]> The National Autistic Society

School Business & Finance Manager

Location: Reading

Closing Date: 08 July 2022

Interview date (w/c): TBC

Salary (or hourly rate): Business Specialist Grade 5: £30,500 - £38,602

Contract Type: Full Time

Hours per week: 35 hours per week, 52 weeks per year

School Business & Finance Manager

Who we are:

The National Autistic Society is the UK’s leading charity for autistic people. Since 1962, we’ve been transforming lives, changing attitudes and helping to create a society that works for autistic adults and children.

We transform lives by providing support, guidance and practical advice for the 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK, as well as their three million family members and carers. Autistic people turn to us at key moments or challenging times in their lives, be it getting a diagnosis, going to school or finding work.

We change attitudes by improving public understanding of autism and the difficulties many autistic people face. We also work closely with businesses, local authorities and government to help them provide more autism-friendly spaces, deliver better services and improve laws.

We have come a long way but it is not good enough. There is still so much to do to increase opportunities, reduce social isolation and build a brighter future for people on the spectrum. With your help, we can make it happen.

What we can offer you:

Pension scheme
25 days annual leave
Excellent induction, training and development programme including training about autism and opportunities to attend our conferences
Online staff discount scheme for a range of benefits (cycle to work scheme, season ticket loan)
Access to a 24-hour employee assistance programme


Who we are looking for:

We are seeking to appoint an experienced School Business Manager with proven strong leadership and management skills on a permanent contract to start in July 2022.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Senior Leadership team with responsibility for the management, operation and development of administration support especially Finance, HR and Health & Safety.

To be successful, you will be able to manage own time and workload effectively and have good problem-solving skills.  You will also need to have a relevant degree or equivalent in an appropriate discipline or proven track record in this area.

For more information about the role or to request a Job Description and Person Specification, please contact Lisa Beach at lisabeach@thamesvalley.reading.sch.uk or call 01189424750

The National Autistic Society is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and adults who use our services and as such expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be required to complete the relevant safeguarding checks.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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