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  • Start date details

    As soon as possible

  • Closing date

    20 May 2024 at 9am

  • Date listed

    26 April 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance
  • Other leadership roles

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Working pattern

Full time: 37 hours per week

Contract type


Pay scale

£42,403 - £45,441 per annum

What skills and experience we're looking for

We are a large primary school committed to providing exceptional education and a nurturing environment where every child can thrive. Our vision is to create a school community where children excel, develop a love of learning, and create magical memories that will last them a lifetime. To support our dedicated team, we are seeking a dynamic and experienced School Business Manager to join our team to contribute to our ongoing success.

The School Business Manager will play a pivotal role in the strategic and operational management of our school. You will be responsible for the overseeing of the financial, administrative and HR functions, ensuring the smooth and efficient running of the schools’ operations. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with strong leadership skills and a passion for education to make a meaningful impact within our community.

The key responsibilities for this position are:

Financial management: In partnership with the Head Teacher and CFO, manage the school’s budget, including monitoring income, expenditure and cash flow, ensuring alignment with educational objectives and compliance with financial regulations. Support the Head Teacher and CFO, to develop and implement the school’s fund developing an income generation strategy, in line with the school improvement plan.

Administrative oversight: Oversee the administrative functions such as procurement, data returns, health and safety and school admissions to ensure the smooth running of the school.

Strategic Planning: Contribute to the development and implementation of the schools’ strategic plan, working closely with the senior leadership team to achieve our goals and objectives.

Stakeholder engagement: Build and maintain positive relationships with stakeholders including staff, parents, governors and external partners.

Compliance and Regulation: Ensure compliance with relevant legislation and regulations, including safeguarding, GDPR and health and safety.

Human Resources: Oversee HR processes including the recruitment of all new staff, pre-employment checks, induction, training, payroll and absence management.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Strong financial management skills;

  • Successful leadership and management experience with the ability to motivate and inspire staff;

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to build positive working relationships;

  • The ability to think strategically and contribute to the development of the schools’ vision and objectives;

  • Excellent IT skills;

  • The ability to manage conflicting demands and prioritise task effectively;

  • Be proactive and solution focused;

  • A commitment to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

If you are passionate about education and possess the skills and experience required to excel in this role, we would love to hear from you. We are extremely proud of our whole school community and the successes which we achieve together; we would love to share our journey with you!

We strongly advise potential candidates to come and experience all that Southwark has to offer. Please contact the School Office on 0115-9150466 if you would like to arrange a visit. To find out more about us please visit our website: https://www.southwarkprimary.net/

Closing date: 9am, Monday 20th May 2024

Interview date: Wednesday 5th June 2024

What the school offers its staff

We are able to offer you:

  • the opportunity to join a positive, supportive and forward-thinking staff team;
  • outstanding professional development opportunities led by our dynamic senior leadership team in partnership with the Trust;
  • the opportunity to contribute to the development of the school at this exciting stage of our journey;
  • enthusiastic, polite and well-mannered pupils;
  • access to a package of wellbeing services such as physiotherapy, mindfulness, online gym classes and expert advice to support your wellbeing;
  • access to the Local Government Pension Scheme.

Commitment to safeguarding

Southwark Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Appointments are subject to rigorous pre-employment checks including an online check. This role is exempt from the provisions of the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (2013 and 2020) which requires you to disclose all spent convictions and cautions except those which are ‘protected’ under Police Act 1997 – Part V and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975 (2013 and 2020). In line with Keeping Children Safe in Education, an online check will be undertaken for shortlisted candidates as part of our due diligence.

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About Southwark Primary School

School type
Academy, ages 3 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
665 pupils enrolled
Age range
3 to 11
Phone number
0115 9150466

Situated in Old Basford, three miles from the centre of Nottingham, Southwark has 687 children on roll, aged from three to eleven years. The school buildings accommodate up to 630 children and has a 90 place F1 unit.

We are a forward thinking school and believe that our pupils deserve the very best provision.

Here at Southwark, we regard excellent behaviour as essential if children are to learn and achieve their full potential. We also acknowledge our influence in promoting positive behaviour which will enable our pupils to be successful, life-long learners and responsible citizens. Staff provide experiences for the development of a number of personal qualities and attributes. As our pupils enter the Early Years & Foundation Stage, we focus on the ‘characteristics of effective learning’ and as our pupils move further up the school we focus on six main learning behaviours: teamwork, determination, focus, curiosity, creativity and reflection. We promote these learning behaviours through all areas of the curriculum, as well as discuss these in assemblies and explicitly recognising, encouraging and celebrating when these are shown. Each learning behaviour has its own superhero character, designed by pupils, to support pupils adopting ‘super hero powers’ to display each desired characteristic.

Our outstanding facilities ensure that our pupils receive the very best in academic and extra-curricular provision. There is a 3G pitch, a multi-use games area, and a grass area. The outstanding 3G facilities are available to the community when not in use by the school. We also have a Sports Hall and a Main Hall. Additional community facilities incorporate a community room, and a variety of meeting rooms. All pupils have access to adventure play areas and habitat areas during play times and every classroom has sliding folding doors to give direct opportunities for outdoor learning. We also have a beautiful quiet courtyard and a gardening area. Consequently, our school council, eco club and gardening club are always busy! We run many, many sporting extra-curricular clubs and are extremely proud of our sporting success and passion for physical activity both competitive and for enjoyment. We also have a beautiful stage and theatre standard sound and lights to make our annual performance extra special – every child takes part in our summer production!

There is a high turnover of families moving in and out of the area, so children tend to come and go throughout the school year. An increasing number of our children are from ethnic groups other than White British, coming from many different backgrounds. We have a few pupils who are asylum seekers; the number of pupils who enter school with EAL is increasing considerably year on year.

The school also offers an extended day with a Breakfast Club and an After School Club, both available for a small cost. Our Governing Body is an active one and they work hard to ensure the school is deploying resources and investments as effectively as possible to ensure all pupils receive the best possible education.

Southwark has a reputation as a highly inclusive school. Our approach to supporting pupils with special needs, as well as deployment of behavioural strategies to maintain a calm and effective working atmosphere, has received praise from the Local Authority and from OFSTED. We are an active and forward thinking school with staff of many different ages, backgrounds and interests. Southwark is a challenging place to work and we expect a lot from our teaching staff in terms of high quality teaching – our children deserve no less! We are highly supportive towards new staff at all levels in the school and we try to make induction as effective as possible.

We work tirelessly to support and develop all staff through outstanding professional development opportunities led by our dynamic senior leadership team in partnership with the ONE Academy Trust. Here at Southwark, we also recognise sustained outstanding performance and give opportunities for accelerated pay progression as a result. We have a clear staff engagement strategy to make working here as rewarding as possible through additional benefits and incentives. If you like a challenge, and want a school that “buzzes” about teaching and learning, then Southwark is the place for you!

Arranging a visit to Southwark Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email recruit@oneacademytrust.co.uk.

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