School Business Manager

Tudor Court Primary School, Grays

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Job Ref No. ECC2984-173S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Thurrock Pay Grade E-F Depending on Experience
Position Start Date: 01/09/2024 Contract Type: Full-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 12/07/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Week Commencing 15th July  

Job Description

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Do you have experience of working in a school environment, excellent organisation and communication skills and the ability to work well under pressure and to tight deadlines? We are looking to appoint a highly motivated and experienced School Business Manager with an excellent understanding of school operations to join our join our friendly and successful large primary school.

The successful candidate will be expected to either hold or be prepared, within the first year, to achieve the Certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) or Level 5 Diploma for School Business Leaders (DSBM) or an equivalent qualification

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 position is for 37 hours a week.

The core purpose of the role will be to:

· Lead and manage the school's finances, including budget setting and monitoring.

· Manage the school's contracts and premises; overseeing maintenance and improvement programmes.

· Be responsible for HR functions within the schools, payroll submissions, and recruitment.

· Ensure accurate financial, HR and training records are maintained

· Complete and submit statutory financial returns.

· Advise the SLT and Governors on all financial, premises and HR matters.

· Line manage premises staff including appraisals.

The successful applicant will have:

• Experience of managing school finances, administration, management information.

• Experience and knowledge of financial management, budgetary planning and control.

• Experience of human resources processes and management.

• Knowledge of safer recruitment practices.

• Excellent working knowledge of ICT systems and a knowledge of SIMS or similar accountancy software.

• Ability to adapt and develop administrative systems and procedures.

• Organisational, analytical and problem solving skills.

· Proven experience of financial management, budgetary planning and control.

· Experience of facilities management and an understanding of Health and Safety issues.

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to present both written, and verbal information for the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors.

• The ability to prioritise own workload and meet deadlines.

• A good sense of humour and be welcoming and friendly.

Tudor Court Primary School is a large inclusive primary school. This is currently 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 hardworking 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 committed to your career development

Information about the School

We are a popular, successful Academy School who work hard to make this a welcoming School.

Since September 2023 we have 750 children on roll including the younger children in our on-site Nursery.

We are a ‘GOOD’ school with many strengths, as our latest Ofsted Report confirms. The children in our school are happy and safe and make good progress in their learning.

We have a very capable staff, who work hard to ensure children have the best opportunities and we have a good reputation in the community.

We want all of our children to be happy and successful in school. Our children enjoy coming to school, work hard and are caring toward each other. The School’s Aims and Ethos encourages everyone in school to be an active and responsible member of the community with both rights and responsibilities.

Please visit our School website for further information and a copy of our latest Prospectus.

The School has been re-modelled and provides excellent facilities for the children and staff.

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

Emma Wheatley
Bark Burr Road
Chafford Hundred, Grays
Essex, RM16 6PL
Telephone: 01375 480662