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  • Job start date

    1 September 2024

  • Closing date

    5 June 2024 at 12pm (midday)

  • Date listed

    14 May 2024

Job details

Job role

  • Administration, HR, data and finance

Visa sponsorship

Visas cannot be sponsored

Working pattern

Full time: 32.5 hours a week

Contract type


Pay scale

Grade 14 (Ealing School Salary Rates for Support Staff)

What skills and experience we're looking for

Please note that appointment is subject to a DBS check and advanced vetting. We are looking for the missing jigsaw piece in our wonderful school puzzle! We welcome applications from experienced school business managers, who align with our vision and core values of: kindness, respect, empathy, confidence and honesty.

Essential Requirements

Education and Experience

a) To be educated to degree level (or equivalent).

b) To have a certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) or a relevant professional qualification in financial management/HR.

c) Experience at Senior Level in Education or in Financial Management with a track record of delivering strategic goals.

d) Knowledge of appropriate financial and monitoring systems.

e) To already have or be willing to study for a diploma in School Business Management (DSBM).

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

f) To be able to demonstrate excellent finance and accounting skills.

g) To have a knowledge of SIMS and FMS or similar packages.

h) To be able to generate income.

i) To have an understanding of funding systems and DCSF guidance.

j) To have a current knowledge of site maintenance and development and appropriate knowledge of Health and Safety requirements.

k) To have an understanding of risk assessment techniques.

l) To be able to represent the school on or off site and have an understanding of the importance of the school within the community.

n) To have the ability to plan strategically and be an efficient project manager.

o) To be able to demonstrate proficient IT skills.

p) To be able to use initiative, and have well developed incisive analytical and problem solving skills.

q) To be able to monitor and evaluate procedures effectively.

r) To be able to manage staff and contractors at all levels.

Personal qualities

s) To have excellent communication skills, both written and oral.

t) To be well organised and have good interpersonal skills.

u) To be reliable, honest, trustworthy, discrete and capable of handling confidential information and maintaining confidentiality and be able to resolve conflict with equanimity.

v) To be a confident leader. And be able to work as part of a team or independently.

w) To be hard working and emotionally resilient, able to work under pressure, able to prioritise and flexible working to deadlines

x) To be able to understand and be committed to equal opportunities for all members of the school community.

y) To have a willingness to participate in further training and CPD.

Please note that appointment is subject to a DBS check and advanced vetting.

What the school offers its staff

Dear Candidate,

We are delighted that you have expressed interest in the position of School Business & Operations Manager at Stanhope Primary School.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for an experienced Business Manager to be the missing part in our wonderful jigsaw.

Having just been shortlisted as ‘Primary School of the Year’ and having a successful Ofsted report in September 2023, we are in a strong position with ambitions to continue flourishing.

As a school, we continue to go from strength-to-strength and we are looking for the right person to ensure that the office, finances and health and safety of the school run smoothly and effectively.

We serve a kind and supportive community and have very warm relationships with our families. We continually emphasise the importance of all stakeholders modelling our core values of: kindness, respect, empathy, confidence and honesty.

We prioritise staff well-being, workload and continued professional development, making Stanhope a wonderful place to work!

Our vision is centred around equality - we actively encourage practitioners from the global majority to apply for the role of School Business & Operations Manager.

We encourage visits to the school. To book a tour, please contact the school office.

I very much look forward to hearing from you.

Hannah Widdison, Headteacher

Commitment to safeguarding

Stanhope Primary School in whole-heartedly committed to robust and thorough safeguarding practice and to promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff, volunteers and potential candidates to share this commitment.

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About Stanhope Primary School

School type
Local authority maintained school, ages 2 to 11
Education phase
View all Primaryjobs
School size
375 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 11
Phone number

Primary School

Arranging a visit to Stanhope Primary School

To arrange a visit and increase the chance of a successful application email hr@stanhope.ealing.sch.uk.

School location

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