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School Business Manager

Job information
Salary HC07 £23,398 - £27,668 pro rata
Organisation St Mary’s CE Primary School
Hours 37 hours per week term time only plus 7 days to be worked during school holidays
Closing date 12 pm on 7 February 2018
Interview date(s) Thursday 14 February 2018

Job details

Contract Type: Permanent Variable

The Governors of our thriving school would like to appoint a School Business Manager to play a key role in the administration of this happy and successful school.


You will pay a key role in financial management ensuring best value is achieved and will have a proven track record of delivering value for money. You will also be expected to contribute to the wider development of our school.


The post requires a range of skills, experience and qualifications:


  • A Certificate of School Business Management (CSBM) and/or a Diploma in School Business Management (DSBM) and/or significant relevant experience.

  • Overseeing financial functions within the school ensuring compliance with sound principles of school finance. You will have strong budget planning and monitoring skills and sourcing external funding and grant opportunities.

  • Experience of Premises (Health and Safety) and Facilities Management/Contract Management.

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present both written and verbal information for the Head Teacher, Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and Governors.

  • A genuine desire to involve yourself fully in the life of our school and to work as part of our forward thinking team of professionals and be willing to make a major contribution to the work of the SLT.

  • Knowledge and understanding of Human Resource Management.

  • Lead and manage the administration and caretaking team, including the administrative ICT facilities (and to act as School Information Management System Manager), School Reception, Reprographics, Records and Telephones.

  • To be committed to our School ethos and values.

  • Be highly motivated and committed to team work with a ‘can do’ attitude.


We are looking for someone who:


  • Is determined to make a difference to our school community and help us on our journey towards outstanding.

  • Can ensure the effective management, reporting and recording of the school’s finances.

  • Shows an ability to use existing resources to overcome challenges and creates new and effective solutions.

  • Understands and analyses data to identify options and make recommendations.

  • Demonstrates courage, emotional intelligence, integrity and confidence.

  • Is a highly effective communicator

  • Works well as part of a team and has a sense of humour.


Safeguarding and Recruitment Statement - Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job. St Mary’s CE Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Appointment is subject to satisfactory references, enhanced DBS and medical clearances and proof or legal working in accordance with the Asylum and Immigration Act 1996.

For more information contact

Visits to our school are strongly recommended. Please contact 01432 760408 to arrange a convenient time.


Application forms and further details are available on our school website

Hoople Ltd is working on behalf of our Client as a Recruitment Agency.