School Business Leader

Purley Oaks Primary School, South Croydon, Surrey, CR2 0PR

This job expired on 24 June 2022 – see similar jobs

  • Expected start date

    1 September 2022

  • Application deadline

    24 June 2022 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    7 June 2022

Job details

Key stages

Early years, KS1, KS2

Working pattern

Contract type



NJC Grade 16, Scale Point 46 to 48 (£52,746 to £54,873)

School Business Leader job summary

Purley Oaks Primary School is a welcoming, vibrant and inclusive community school. We are three-form entry offering places from nursery through to year 6. Our school is popular and the established leadership team is committed to working towards excellence and achieving the best outcomes for all our pupils and staff.
The school’s business leader is the leading support staff professional, working as part of the senior leadership team, to assist the headteacher and governors to ensure that the school meets its financial and educational commitments.
The business leader is responsible for promoting the highest standards of practice within the business, premises, lunchtime and catering functions of the school. As well as overseeing the effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning and financial objectives. There is an expectation that the post holder will act with a high degree of autonomy including responsibility and accountability for managing delegated budgets and resources.
You will take strategic responsibility and operational management of finance, human resources, whole-school administration, catering, lunchtime supervision, facilities and property management, data protection and health and safety. The role is varied and rewarding with an exciting mix of strategic leadership and operational management. The right candidate will need to be flexible, resilient, able to prioritise essential tasks and possess the skills to lead change. Excellent communication skills, a good sense of humour and willingness to roll up one’s sleeves are essential.
The successful applicant will need to be experienced at a senior level and have a significant and demonstrable record of accomplishment in developing finance and administrative systems. Have the ability to motivate, inspire and influence people and have the skills and knowledge to deal with any related employment issues. You will possess good interpersonal and communication skills and have qualifications and/or experience comparable with a senior post of this nature.
Applications are welcome from colleagues in schools, local authority, business or industrial administrative settings who are passionate about making a difference for children. You would be joining a supportive staff team and would receive good opportunities for professional development.

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About Purley Oaks Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
648 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Contact phone number

Purley Oaks is a community school where our ‘staff share a moral purpose to give all pupils a rich education.’ - Ofsted 2019.

At Purley Oaks we believe our children can do anything if we give them the motivation and support. We are a three form entry primary school offering places from nursery through to year 6. Our school is increasingly popular and the established leadership team is committed to working towards excellence and achieving the best outcomes for all our pupils. We have high expectations of our children and offer a curriculum that is creative, balanced and fun; but more importantly based on the needs of our children. Our team of experienced staff are committed to ensuring that your child is fully prepared for every stage of their educational journey. Our goal is to equip them with skills that will enhance their future. There are no limits to what your child can achieve when they become part of the Purley Oaks community.

Our ethos is based on five themes: CARING, SHARING, LEARNING, LISTENING and OURSELVES. This ethos underpins everything we do. We provide our pupils with a rich social awareness and respect for others so that their contribution to the school community and society is both positive and one of tolerance. Our broad and balanced curriculum promotes spiritual, moral and cultural values, as well as mindfulness and the physical health of our pupils, which unites our Purley Oaks community as we strive for excellence. We ensure that all our pupils understand these principals as they begin to make their own meaningful contribution to our school and the wider community.

Arranging a visit to Purley Oaks Primary School

School visits are a must. To make an appointment please contact Miss Lowe (PA to the Headteacher/Office Manager) on 020 8688 4268 or by emailing hr@purleyoaks.croydon.sch.uk.

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