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Job Ref No. ECC3224-64S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 7, Point 19 (Range 19-24)
Position Start Date: Immediate Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 26/06/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: To be confirmed  

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Downham Primary School, working in partnership with Berlesduna Academy Trust, has an exciting opportunity for a School Business Manager to join the team asap.

The position is for 25 hours per week Monday to Friday, term time plus 2 weeks in the school holidays (41 weeks per year). There is flexibility to work partially from home.

Salary Scale 7, Point 19 (Range 19-24). Actual starting salary is £18,097 per annum (April 2024 pay rise pending) - includes paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods.

Applications close: Midday on 26th June 2024 Interview date: To be confirmed.


Downham Primary School, based in Ramsden Heath, Billericay is working in partnership with the Berlesduna Academy Trust (, where the vision is to create and foster a culture of high aspiration, enjoyment for learning, academic success and lifelong skills amongst all pupils, regardless of their social, economic or cultural background.

We are looking to appoint an enthusiastic, hardworking and flexible School Business Manager to join our small team responsible for the administrative and financial processes in the school. School experience is desirable but not essential.

The ideal candidate will have:
· the skill to manage a busy office, prioritising and managing workload in a variety of tasks,
· experience of financial management, budgetary control and the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail,
· excellent interpersonal skills, use their own initiative and work effectively as part of a team,
· excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills,
· a relevant financial/business management qualification (or willingness to work towards one).

We can offer you:
· a forward looking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff,
· a commitment to continued professional development with the opportunity to undertake business or accountancy qualifications,
· supportive and friendly colleagues, parents and governors.


We welcome visits to the school prior to application. Visits can be arranged by contacting the school office at or by phone on 01268 710387.

Please take care to complete the application in full as incomplete applications will not be considered. We reserve the right to close the vacancy early so recommend that you submit your application at your earliest convenience.

The Governors are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.

We may review the internet and social media relating to shortlisted candidates as part of the screening process.

All successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced DBS check, medical clearance and satisfactory references.

We are an equal opportunities employer.

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

Stephanie Church
Church Road
Ramsden Heath, Billericay
Essex, CM11 1NU
Telephone: 01268 710387