Deadline is tomorrow

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    26 April 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    25 March 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Part time: from 25 hours a week, 9.30am to 2.30pm up to 32.5 hours a week 8.30am to 3.30pm (negotiable at interview) Term Time plus 8 days

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary


Actual salary

£22,486.55 up to £29,232.52 depending on hours worked

What skills and experience we're looking for

  • Excellent numeracy / literacy/ICT skills ( IT skills including spreadsheets, databases, Information Management Systems)
  • Certificate in School Business Management or Appropriate financial qualification
  • School Business Manager specific qualification i.e. DSBM, CSBM. ADSBM
  • Accountancy Degree.
  • Knowledge of Scholarpack
  • Advanced IT skills

NB: If you do not have a SBM qualification you will be expected to start working towards it within 2 years.

  • At least 5 years’ experience working in an office environment at senior level with administrative/financial experience
  • Experience of monitoring/managing complex budgets
  • Experienced in a range of employee relations issues
  • Understanding of school governance issues/financial delegations
  • Experience of contract tendering processes
  • Experienced in health and safety issues
  • Managing strategic financial plans.
  • Managing budgets, financial reporting, procurement and fixed assets.
  • Managing change projects.
  • Managing teams.
  • Managing HR.
  • Managing H & S.
  • Experience of using Microsoft Office applications, e.g. Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
  • Managing within an educational environment.
  • At least 2 years administrative/financial experience in an Academy
  • Experience of monitoring/managing large and complex budgets in an Academy
  • Managing at a Senior Management Team level.
  • Knowledge of or willing to learn Iris Financials system.
  • Experience of managing large diverse range of staff
  • Experienced in the preparation of bids for funds
  • Contribute to the strategic direction of the Academy
  • Support the Head teacher in the management of change and improvement in pursuit of strategic objectives.
  • Prioritise, plan, organise direct and co-ordinate the work of others and yourself.
  • Build, manage, support and work with high performing teams
  • Devolve responsibilities, with the ability to delegate appropriately and to monitor the performance of others
  • Seek advice and support when necessary
  • Set standards and provide a role model for pupils and staff, and managed teams
  • Deal sensitively with people and resolve conflicts
  • Commitment to equal opportunities and safeguarding
  • Provide professional direction to the work of others
  • Make informed use of inspection and research findings
  • Experience of leading a team of 4 or more people
  • Understanding of the role of school support in relation to the improvements of standards and levels of achievement

  • Able to deliver services and systems applicable for effective school management.
  • Able to deliver value for money initiatives.
  • Able to understand national & regional educational services and deliver appropriate strategies.
  • Able to lead teams and individuals.
  • Able to strategically influence decision making within the Academy.
  • Able to use a range of ICT packages.
  • Demonstrable ability to produce a good standard of written work, e.g. response to correspondence, reports, minutes etc.
  • Ability to interpret advice / statute and to devise policy / practice in the light of these
  • Ability to analyse problems and research creative solutions
  • Full working knowledge of relevant polices / codes of practice /legislation
  • Working knowledge of good practice in financial management
  • Full working knowledge and experience of school financial systems, procedures, policy and practice within an Academy;
  • Understanding of working to EFA guidance and regulations

  • Excellent communication skills – written and verbal and ability to relate well to adults; being able to work positively with primary age children
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills including ability to support, influence and motivate others.
  • Excellent time management; the ability to prioritise
  • Excellent Ability to self-motivate, work under pressure and meet tight and regular deadlines
  • Willingness to constructively challenge the work of self and others to continually improve own and team performance.
  • Ability to understand, interpret and act upon complex information
  • Effective and empowering line management of Personnel
  • Decision making, negotiating and problem solving skills
  • High standard of presentation; with attention to detail
  • Able to work on own initiative and as an effective member of a team.
  • Able to work accurately and calmly, even under pressure whilst being positive.
  • Diplomatic and tactful.
  • A professional approach with absolute integrity and maturity to deal with sensitive issues in a highly confidential manner.
  • Accept responsibility
  • Readiness to act as minute taker where required
  • Readiness to make a full contribution to school life
  • Open – minded and receptive to new ideas, approaches and challenges
  • Hardworking, loyal, committed
  • Be flexible and accommodating at short notice

What the school offers its staff

We are looking for an experienced School Business Manager to join our team. You will play a crucial role in the efficient operation of the school’s management of finances, administration, facilities, and human resources, and ensuring compliance with relevant policies and regulations. The successful candidate will be part of the Senior Leadership Team, contributing significantly to the school’s success.

The School Business Manager will, under the direction of the Head teacher:

  • Manage the Academy's finances, including budget planning, monitoring, and reporting.
  • Oversee procurement processes and negotiate contracts with suppliers.
  • Handle HR functions such as recruitment, payroll, and staff development.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and develop Academy policies.
  • Coordinate administrative tasks to support the smooth running of the Academy.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the Academy site and buildings.
  • Leading in health and safety management, ensuring effective risk management
  • Management of the Governance functions for the Academy

Commitment to safeguarding

Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children is EVERYONE’S responsibility. EVERYONE who comes into contact with children and their families has a role to play. At Old Clee Primary Academy we ensure we fulfil this responsibility effectively by adopting a child-centered approach. We recognize our moral and statutory responsibility to safeguard and promote the welfare of our pupils. We endeavor to provide a safe and welcoming environment where everyone is respected and valued with the aim for children to thrive and reach their full potential.

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About Old Clee Primary Academy

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
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School size
588 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01472 691887

At Old Clee Primary Academy we pride ourselves on being friendly, nurturing and supportive to all pupils. We aim to ensure all children who attend Old Clee Primary Academy are guided, cared for and supported to reach their full potential socially, academically and emotionally. Close partnerships with parents, carers, Governors and the community is at the heart of our ethos.

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