Director of Finance & Operations

Hours:  Full time, all year

Contract term:  Permanent


The role:

We have an exciting opportunity for a highly experienced Director of Finance & Operations to join the Senior Leadership Team at Northampton High School.

The successful candidate will take a lead in delivering significant change initiatives in support of the overall strategy and vision for the School and wider Trust.  He/she will have responsibility for all commercial and operational matters including financial management, business development, estates management, ICT, Health and Safety, catering, housekeeping and management of all administration in line with School and GDST policies.

Proven experience of successful senior management is essential including strategic planning, leadership, financial and project management.

As part of the GDST, the UK’s leading network of independent girls’ schools, we can offer a variety of benefits, such as: 

  • Competitive salaries and pay progression 
  • Access to extensive professional development opportunities 
  • Training grants for qualifications 
  • Generous pension schemes 
  • Free life assurance benefit 
  • A discount of up to 50% on fees for children at GDST schools 
  • Interest free loans for training, computer purchase loans and travel season ticket loans 
  • A Cycle to Work scheme 
  • Competitive terms and conditions of employment 

Saxton Bampfylde Ltd is acting as employment agency advisor on this appointment therefore for further information about the role, including details about how to apply, please visit using reference FGDZ.  Alternatively, please telephone 0207 227 0880 (during office hours).   


Applications should be submitted by noon on Friday 25 September 2020.

Northampton High School and the GDST are 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.