• Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    6 May 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    20 April 2021

Job details

Working pattern
Full-time only
Contract type
£32,097 per annum (depending on experience) Grade 8 Point 25

Job summary

Avanti meadows Primary School wishes to recruit a Business Support Manager. The successful candidate will be responsible for Business and Administrative support to the school and be the key point of contact between the centralized Finance & HR Teams.

He/ she will work with the Head of School in ensuring Avanti Meadows School provides an outstanding education for all pupils, rooted in the inclusive and distinctive Avanti Schools ethos of educational excellence, character development and spiritual insight.

This is a unique opportunity to help develop a new and innovative school, which will be shaped by three key elements for both students and staff:

• Educational excellence
• Character formation
• Spiritual insight

Avanti Meadows is part of the growing family of Avanti schools. Avanti schools are Hindu-designated faith schools. However, staff and students at Avanti House School do not originate from any specific faith background; applications are welcome from practitioners of any faith and from those of none. They will, however, be expected to be in full sympathy with the unique ethos and vision of the School.

Your Key Responsibilities:
• To provide leadership and management for the non-teaching related services within the school
• Primary point of contact and to work in collaboration with the Trust’s central teams, such as the HR, PM and Finance Teams
• To provide oversight of an effective administration system managing the main administrative office and Reception area to ensure it meets the needs of staff, students, parents and any external visitors to the school.
• To establish administrative systems and procedures within the school, and to train and support staff to ensure that these systems and procedures are properly implemented and effectively controlled.
• To be responsible for management of all data and information systems within the school and ensure all relevant standards are met.

Skills required:
• Ability to analyse, interpret, collate and present management information through reports and plans
• Personable, approachable, able to explain complex issues
• Proven experience in a similar support function within an educational setting
• Qualification in School Business Management or other relevant area
• Experience of managing and leading staff

We are able to offer:

• a strong vision of Educational Excellence, Character Formation and Spiritual Insight;
• enthusiastic, motivated and friendly children;
• a committed and motivated staff team;
• an attractive working environment;
• supportive parents;
• great opportunities for professional development.


• Due to the nature of this role, it will be necessary for the appropriate level of criminal record disclosure to be undertaken. In making your application, it is essential you disclose whether you have any pending charges, convictions, bind-overs or cautions and, if so, for which offences. This post will be exempt from the provisions of Section 4 (2) of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, applicants are not entitled to withhold information about convictions which for other purposes are ‘spent’ under the provision of the Act, and, in the event of the employment being taken up; any failure to disclose such convictions will result in dismissal or disciplinary action. The fact that a pending charge, conviction, bind-over or caution has been recorded against you will not necessarily debar you from consideration for this appointment.

• Avanti Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and requires all staff, governors and volunteers to share this commitment. All offers of employment are required to have an Enhanced DBS check unless internally appointed and where applicable, a prohibition from teaching check will also be completed.

• We want to make sure we are attracting the widest possible range of people to Avanti Schools Trust and ensure that they are accepted, understood and treated equally when they work here. This means we will work hard to understand that each employee is unique and ensuring that individuals or groups are not treated differently or less favourably on the basis of specific characteristics.

• Such characteristics include (but are not limited to) age, disability, gender including transgender, race, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, and how the school supports pregnant women and new parents.

Supporting documents

If you need these documents in an accessible format, please contact the school.

Trust overview

Trust type
Multi-academy trust
Contact email

About Avanti Schools Trust

Avanti Meadows is the first of three brand-new schools planned for new all-through Learning Village in Bishop’s Stortford North. The school will be a 3-form entry primary school. Primary School provide parents and pupils with highest standards education pastoral care. site building facilities bespoke, contemporary first-class, which make unique learning experience. We are working partnership Hertfordshire County Council to ensure that careful planning preparation place first-choice children Since our opened 2008, Schools Trust has grown considered gradual way. Now, we family 10 across UK, serving over 4,500 young people 450 staff.

Arrange a visit to Avanti Schools Trust

If you have any questions about the post prior to an application, please email careers@avanti.org.uk Please do also visit the Avanti Schools Trust website (www.avanti.org.uk) to find out more.

Head office location

Wemborough Road, Stanmore, HA7 2EQ

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