6 days remaining to apply

  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    27 March 2023 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    21 February 2023

Job details

Working pattern

Contract type


Full-time equivalent salary

£41,496 - £44,539

Actual salary

£31,367 - £33,668

Pay scale

NJC Grade 12, Point 35-38

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are seeking to appoint an experienced and inspirational School Business Manager who is forward-thinking with the passion and commitment to build on the impressive achievements of our school and act as a driver for further improvement. The post is a permanent contract to start as soon as possible and will be an interesting, varied and an exciting balance of operating and developing the school’s finance, administration and HR alongside running the premises and overseeing Health and Safety.

The successful candidate will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team within a very collaborative working environment in which they will feel valued and can thrive and lead a team of 5-8 support staff.

The current SBM is starting phased retirement by significantly reducing her hours, so the new post holder will have the opportunity to work alongside her for 1 day a week as part of a succession plan.

To be successful, you will need:

  • Extensive leadership, financial and HR experience as well as management of areas including Premises, Health and Safety, Administration and Facilities
  • To manage own time and workload effectively and have good problem-solving skills as well as attention to detail
  • A recognised qualification or a willingness to work towards a qualification with support from the school, e.g. working at national occupational standards (NOS) in business/administration and knowledge/skills equivalent to current national qualifications level 4-6 in School Business Management. A finance or HR qualification would be advantageous
  • The ability to operate strategically, lead, value, inspire and motivate others as well as demonstrate flexibility, teamwork and have a commitment to the school values and mission statement
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written
  • Good interpersonal skills to effectively liaise with different stakeholders and service providers
  • The courage to deliver change and can demonstrate significant past success

What the school offers its staff

Queensway Primary School is a happy, inclusive and creative school where children thrive and where innovation, initiative and creativity are encouraged. Our children are exceptional and keen to learn and all members of our school community are valued.

We offer:

  • Well behaved children who have a love of learning at our school
  • A friendly and supportive team with high morale
  • A very well resourced and attractive environment
  • A strong ethos of high expectations and challenge for the whole community
  • Excellent professional development and career enhancement opportunities
  • Excellent induction and a support programme for all staff new to the school
  • A chance to work in a diverse, inclusive and vibrant community with excellent transport links

Further details about the role

If this role sounds like the job for you and if you would like any more information, please do not hesitate to contact Sarah Horbury-Jakeman, Headteacher on 01295 251631 or by email at office.2057@queensway.oxon.sch.uk to arrange a visit or an informal telephone conversation. When you visit the school, you will see first-hand our excellent facilities and feel how welcoming Queensway School is.

Application packs are available to download from this advert, by email or from the school admin office.

CVs alone will not be accepted

Commitment to safeguarding

Oxfordshire Schools are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post involves the type of work with children and young people that requires applicants to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post. All users are considered confidentially and according to the nature of the role and information disclosed.

Applying for the job

If you're interested in teaching or training to teach in England as an international citizen, we can help you understand your next steps.

Please download the application form using the link below, and once completed send to office.2057@queensway.oxon.sch.uk

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About Queensway School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
428 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
01295 251631

At Queensway School, our children enjoy learning and strive to do their very best. Our staff are talented and dedicated people who work extremely hard to ensure all children reach their full potential and leave Queensway as rounded individuals. Parents and Governors work in partnership with us to provide a lively, stimulating and caring environment. Together we teach children new skills and develop their knowledge, using the latest technology and in ways that are fun. We have very high expectations of all our pupils, both in their work and behaviour. Queensway is set in beautiful grounds with an extensive outdoor environment to play and explore, such as nature and dedicated Forest School trail and adventure playground. We encourage our children to learn outdoors, building in problem-solving activities at every opportunity. The school also has an outstanding record in sporting participation and achievement; we are proud of the way our children compete in local and regional events with considerable success. Queensway was last inspected in June 2022 and we were very pleased to continue to be judged as 'Good'. At Queensway we place children at the centre of all we do and each child is valued and treated as an individual.

Arranging a visit to Queensway School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email office.2057@queensway.oxon.sch.uk.

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