Director for Schools and Estates, The Haberdashers' Company
The Haberdashers' Company is one of the Twelve Great Livery Companies of the City of London. Over 600 years old, today it fulfils its charitable purpose primarily through its involvement with schools. The Company supports, directly or indirectly, eighteen schools in both the maintained and independent sectors, with a range of educational provision and geography that is hugely diverse. As such, this is a rare chance to engage with such a breadth of school settings across England and Wales.
The Company is trustee of four main grant-making foundations and four school foundations. The charitable foundations own the land and buildings of some of the schools, providing income to them, and the Company also directly sponsors the associated Academies, providing or nominating the majority of governors for both Schools and Academies. There are about 12,000 pupils in all and nearly 1,400 staff.
The Haberdashers’ Hall in West Smithfield provides a contemporary and modern home to the Company. It is here that the Clerk and a relatively small team, which includes the Director for Schools and Estates, are based.
The Director for Schools and Estates is a member of a small team which jointly executes the decisions and policies of the governing body, the Court of Assistants, and its committees. The post holder is Secretary to the Education Committee, which has responsibility for coordinating the Company’s engagement with the eighteen schools it supports, on behalf of the Education Committee. The post holder also acts as Secretary to the Property Committee, managing the conduct of the Haberdashers’ Company school estates and property portfolio on its behalf.
To apply, please send a cover letter and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org The closing date for applications is Thursday the 15th April 2021.
Early applications encouraged.