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  • Start date details

    September 2024

  • Closing date

    20 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    24 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 34 Hours per week over 4 or 5 days

Contract type


Pay scale

NJC Grade 7

What skills and experience we're looking for

Title: School Business Manager (Primary School AAAD5088)

The Governing Board and Headteacher of Rode Heath Primary School seek to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and highly motivated School Business Manager from September 2024.

The role of the School Business Manager is central to the success of our school and we are looking for an exceptional candidate to join our friendly and committed team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the strategic management of financial operations, the day to day management of the school office, human resources, premises and health & safety, in conjunction with the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governing Board. The successful candidate will have a positive, confident and flexible approach while managing a diverse and demanding workload and be self-motivated, dynamic and innovative.

The successful candidate will ideally have:

  • Knowledge and experience of finance leadership, including planning, forecasting, budget setting,

overseeing preparation of accounts and statutory reporting.

  • The skills and ability to work with IT based management and financial information systems.
  • Experience of leading on Health & Safety including Premises and Facilities Management.
  • A working knowledge of Education HR and ability to manage the HR requirements of the school.
  • Excellent organisational, administrative, record keeping and presentation skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate clearly and effectively at all levels.

If you are highly motivated, well organised, able to use your initiative and eager to contribute to the excellent outcomes for both pupils and staff, then we would like to hear from you.

We are situated in a small village location between Alsager and Congleton. We have 213 well-behaved children in the main school and offer a 38-place pre-school, and an out of hours care and holiday club facility. We offer a welcoming, thriving and creative environment, where everyone matters!

Recruitment packs are available via Mrs Claire Powell, admin@rodeheath.cheshire.sch.uk / 01270 314414.

Key Dates

Candidates are encouraged to visit school and a tour has been arranged for;

Tuesday 18th June at 4:30pm

If this date is unsuitable then please contact the office to discuss further availability

Please contact the school office to inform us of your attendance.

The closing date for the receipt of applications is Thursday 20th June at 12 noon.

Interviews for shortlisted candidates will take place week commencing 24th June.

Recruitment Information

Application forms are available from the school office. Please note all applications and supporting information must be e-mailed directly to admin@rodeheath.cheshire.sch.uk or hand-delivered to: - Mrs C Powell, at the school.

A letter should be included with the application form explaining why you would like to work at Rode Heath Primary School which should be addressed to the headteacher, Mr John Frankland.

Rode Heath Primary School is committed to safeguarding children and young people. Applicants will be required to undertake pre-employment checks which will include References, Health, Right to Work in the UK and an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Check.

What the school offers its staff

34 hours per week, term time, plus two additional weeks. Working hours and pattern can be negotiated and discussed with successful applicant to be worked over 4 or 5 days. Grade 7 (SCP18 – SCP23) (£29,269.00 - £32,076.00 pro rata)

Commitment to safeguarding

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and external agencies to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be asked to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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About Rode Heath Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
246 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number

Rode Heath Primary School is a high performing and successful school which is very much at the heart of the community we serve. There are 216 children on roll, taught in seven single-aged classes. In addition, we also have our very own, 24 place, on-site pre-school provision. The school is open 38 weeks term-time and our popular holiday club offers parents and carers a further eight weeks of childcare.

Arranging a visit to Rode Heath Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email admin@rodeheath.cheshire.sch.uk.

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