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Job Ref No. ECC2015-73S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Band 5
Position Start Date: 01/09/2019 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 23/05/2019 Midday Date of Interviews: w/c 3rd June 2019  

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Band 5 - point according to current experience

37 hours a week, 52.14 weeks a year. Holiday entitlement according to length of service but will be no less than 5.3 weeks a year.

Required September

We are looking to appoint a dedicated, highly motivated and enthusiastic Business Manager to join our friendly and successful large primary school. We welcome applications from candidates with experience from educational or other financial and business backgrounds.

The successful candidate will be expected to either hold or be prepared, within the first year, to achieve the Certificate in School Business Management (CSM). We are looking for someone to provide vision, knowledge and expertise in all areas of administration, procurement, resource management and strategic planning for our school.

The successful applicant will have:

  • proven experience and knowledge of financial management, budgetary planning and control
  • experience of human resources, processes and management and a knowledge of safer recruitment practices
  • excellent working knowledge of ICT systems and a knowledge of SIMS/FMS or similar accountancy software
  • ability to adapt and develop administrative systems and procedures
  • organisational, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • experience of grant bidding and funding applications
  • experience of facilities management and an understanding of Health and Safety issues
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • the ability to present both written and verbal information for the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors
  • drive, initiative, commitment, the ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines
  • a good sense of humour

Brightside Primary School is currently expanding to a three form entry primary school. This is a period of unprecedented financial pressure for schools and we are looking for someone to lead us forward in these challenging times as we continue our pursuit for excellence.

In return we can offer:

  • friendly, supportive, enthusiastic and hard working colleagues, staff and Governors
  • encouragement to develop new ideas and the opportunity to make a real difference
  • well-behaved, smiley children who are keen to learn
  • a school commited to your career development

We welcome visits to the school and these can be arranged by telephoning the school office on 01277 655995

The school is committed to safeguarding and promotes the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to support this commitment.

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Information about the School

Brightside is a Group 3 school. Current NOR is 454. There is potential for the school to expand to a group 4 school in the coming years.

All appointments are subject to safer recruitment requirements to ensure the safeguarding of children and young people. All positions will involve appropriate checks and clearances.


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Contact Information

Sara Clarke
Brightside Primary School
Brightside, Billericay
Essex, CM12 0LE
Telephone: 01277 655995