School Business Manager

Bennerley Fields School, Ilkeston, Derbyshire


Job details

Working pattern Part-time only
Salary £22,642 to £24,662 per year (full-time equivalent)

Job summary

• To make a major contribution to the successful management and business administration of the Academy and the MAT
• To ensure the business management function supports the educational aims of the Academy and the MAT
• To ensure the Academy develops as a business, generating and maximising income, making effective use of resources and achieving best value for money
• Supporting the Headteacher in the strategic leadership of the Academy – including leading the Academy Finance, HR, Premises, ICT, Health and Safety and Administration functions
• Working with the Chief Operating Officer to provide a high-quality Business Management function across the MAT

Essential educational requirements

• Business management experience in a senior or middle management position
• Experience of working with or for a school or academy in a business support function
• Managing budgets, financial systems and accounts
• Line management of staff teams and projects
• Procurement and gaining value for money

Essential qualifications

• Management or professional qualification (in a relevant discipline)

Essential skills and experience

• A demonstrable, passionate commitment to improving the lives and opportunities of children and young people with special educational needs and challenging behaviours
• Proven leadership and decision-making skills
• Excellent time management, organisational and administrative skills
• Excellent numeracy, literacy and communication skills, with the ability to liaise with and influence a wide range of stakeholders
• Excellent ICT skills - MS Office products, finance packages and other software
• Knowledge of relevant legislation (employment, information management, health and safety etc.)
• Ability to work with tact, diplomacy and discretion and maintain confidentiality
• A professional, pragmatic, and risk-based approach
• Ability to develop effective teamwork and promote and maintain effective relationships
• Creative thinking with the ability to anticipate and solve problems
• Ability to multi-task, prioritise and remain calm in a pressurised environment

Employee benefits

Local Government Pension Scheme, flexible working and free parking.

More on how to apply

School overview

School type Academy
Education phase Not Applicable
School size 89 pupils enrolled
Age range 2 to 16
Ofsted report View Ofsted report
School website Bennerley Fields School website (opens in a new window)
Contact email

School location

Stratford Street, Ilkeston, Derbyshire, DE7 8QZ