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School Business Manager

Job information
Organisation Hereford Pupil Referral Service (HPRS)
Hours 35 hours per week
Term/duration Permanent Contract
Closing date 12 pm on 26 November 2021

Job details

School Business Manager (SBM)


Permanent Contract of 35 hours per week, Term-Time Only (TTO) plus 2 weeks

(split between Aconbury Centre, St. David’s Centre and H3 Centre)


Immediate start (ASAP)


HC8 SCP 25-30 (for qualification holders)

£24,528-£28,016 per annum


HC7 SCP 19-25 (with a commitment to achieve SBM qualification)

£21,132-£24,529 per annum


Herefordshire Pupil Referral Service (HPRS) provides education to pupils unable to attend mainstream school for various reasons.  The service is currently split over three sites located within Hereford – St David’s Centre (KS4), The Aconbury Centre (KS3) and H3 (Hospital, Home, Hub Teaching Team)

HPRS provides a safe, secure and welcoming learning environment in which young people can grow as responsible, independent and self-confident learners. We are on an exciting journey of school improvement and have made rapid and significant improvements of which we are all very proud.

The service benefits from a supportive Management Committee, an effective Senior Leadership Team and a dynamic team of experienced, committed staff.

We are now looking to recruit a School Business Manager to support the vision for the Service and to work with the leadership team to lead the service forward in the next phase of its development.


We are looking for a SBM with excellent financial management skills, with the ability to prioritise and meet deadlines. A business/accounting qualification is desirable along with proven experience gained within a school environment. We are seeking a dynamic, organised multi-tasker with effective communication skills, who is able to work alongside all stakeholders, including governors and senior management.


Working across all sites, the core purpose of this role includes managing and developing our financial systems and records, supporting HR systems and managing office functions. You will have overall line management responsibility for admin and school premises staff, and will manage the school sites.


You must:

  • Have experience of operating in a school environment;
  • Have excellent financial, organisational and communication skills and a track record of delivering value for money;
  • Hold a Diploma/Certificate in School Business Management or equivalent professional qualification or be willing to work to achieve this alongside performing your role;
  • Be highly motivated and committed to team work.


Application forms and further details are available from Hoople recruitment

Please request one from

For an informal discussion or to arrange a visit, contact Matthew Gower, Headteacher, on 01432 274485

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted to arrange an interview.


Closing date: 12:00pm (midday) on Friday 26th November 2021 

To start ASAP  

HPRS is committed to the protection and safety of its pupils and therefore all candidates will be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check at Enhanced Level.

For more information contact

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