Deadline is today

  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    24 July 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    10 July 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Teaching assistant

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£40,221.00 - £43,421.00 Annually (FTE) NCJ Luton M2 SCP 32 - 35 plus LGPS pension benefits (National Pay Award Pending)

School Business Manager job summary

Post Title: School Business Manager

Start Date: 1st September 2024 Hours: 37 hours per week, 52 Weeks

Job Type: Permanent Salary Grade: NJC M2 SCP 32 - 35 (£40,221 - £43,421 FTE) plus LGPS benefits. National pay award pending.

Apply: Please apply via My New Term CVs will not be accepted for any posts based in ACE. We do reserve the right to close this advertisement early if we receive a high volume of suitable applications.

ACE Lead Contact: Rebecca Warner, HR Officer at Telephone Number: 01582 359370. Further Information:

Avenue Centre for Education are looking to appoint an experienced, innovative and dynamic School Business Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team. The role is varied and the successful candidate will need to multitask and work under pressure. Being highly organised and experienced in prioritising your own and others workloads is essential.

The School Business Manager will play an important role in our school. They will:

  • Be part of an experienced Senior Leadership Team, shaping the school's vision and success.

  • Drive positive change, maximising resources to create a thriving learning environment.

  • Work alongside a passionate community dedicated to education.

  • Be responsible for managing all aspects of school business management, including facilities, health and safety, finance, human resources, catering, procurement, administration, data protection, governance and project management.

  • Work closely with the Headteacher, lead and manage the Central Services Team:

    • HR Officer
    • Finance Administrator
    • Administrator/Receptionist
    • Site Manager and Premises Team
    • Catering Staff
    • IT Contractor

    The right candidate should:

    • Understand the challenges facing school budgets and be skilled in seeking new income streams to improve outcomes for our students.

    • Be able to work in a busy environment and meet demands and deadlines without compromising on your commitment to accuracy and attention for detail.

    • Have strong organisational and communication skills.

    • Be organised and have knowledge of school administrative systems and working practices (SIMS/ACCESS/Arbor/Smartlog/Google Gsuite would be desirable).

    • Have knowledge and working practice of estates and facilities management including health and safety.

    • Have knowledge and working practice of financial principles, controls and budget planning.

    • Understand HR principles, policies and procedures.

    • Understanding school governance, policies and procedures.

    • Be able to hold good relationships with staff, students, parents and other stakeholders.

    • Be committed to and able to promote the aims of the School and the school values.

    • Be committed to the welfare, wellbeing and Safeguarding of pupils.

    • Have a strong understanding of safeguarding policies and procedures.

    The position is a permanent one, starting September 2024. The hours are 8.30 am to 4.30 pm, Monday to Friday with a 30-minute (unpaid) lunchbreak. This is a total of 37 hours per week, 52 weeks per year.

    The Avenue Centre can offer the successful candidate the support from staff, parents and members (governors) who are enthusiastic, caring and committed to working as a team to achieve the best journey for our students at ACE. You will have the opportunity to develop new skills and stay motivated through guidance and support of the Senior Leadership Team, who have a clear vision for the school and who really value committed members of staff. You will be enhancing your career by enrolling on the schools numerous training opportunities and CPD schemes that effectively progress the knowledge and skill set of our staff team. This is a fantastic opportunity if you are motivated to work in a school dedicated to improving the life chances of some of the most vulnerable young people in society.

    Safeguarding Statement:

    ACE is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Our interviews will always include relevant questions relating to child protection and/or safeguarding. A satisfactory enhanced disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) with a Children’s Barred List Check is required as a condition of employment. In accordance with Keeping Children Safe in Education (KCSIE), an online search will be conducted on shortlisted candidates to identify anything that may need further exploration with candidates. It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.

    Equal Opportunities Statement:

    At the Avenue Centre we believe that all individuals are of equal value and we are committed to equal opportunities for all. All people who work and study in the school have the right to be respected and valued within a safe and secure environment and not to be discriminated against on the grounds of age, class, sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and religion or belief. To help us meet our high standards and aspirations of a fully diverse and inclusive workplace, we strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from all backgrounds to apply for this vacancy.

    Closing Date: 9.00 am on 24th July 2024 Interview Date: TBC

Commitment to safeguarding

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. We expect all staff, volunteers and trustees to share this commitment.

Our recruitment process follows the keeping children safe in education guidance.

Offers of employment may be subject to the following checks (where relevant):
childcare disqualification
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)
online and social media
prohibition from teaching
right to work
satisfactory references
suitability to work with children

You must tell us about any unspent conviction, cautions, reprimands or warnings under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975.

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About Avenue Centre for Education

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 11 to 16
School size
69 pupils enrolled
Age range
11 to 16

School location

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