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Job Ref No. ECC3253-192S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 8, Point 25 (Range 25 -28)
Position Start Date: 03/06/2024 Contract Type: Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 24/04/2024 Midday Date of Interviews: Tuesday 7th May 2024  

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Cherry Tree Primary School has an exciting opportunity for a School Business Manager to join the team.

The hours are 8:00am to 4:00pm Monday to Thursday and until 3:30pm on Friday - 37 hours per week. (43 weeks per year including inset days and 4 weeks during the school holidays).

Salary: Scale 8, Point 25 (Range 25 -28) Actual Starting Salary £32,880 per annum (including paid annual leave which must be taken during school closure periods).

Start date: 3rd June 2024.

Applications close: 24th April 2024 at Midday. Interview date: Tuesday 7th May 2024.


Cherry Tree Primary School is one of ten schools which form 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. The Trust is growing rapidly and is a vibrant, exciting and dynamic place to learn and work.

We are looking to appoint a dynamic, enthusiastic, hardworking School Business Manager to join our busy school. You will be responsible for finance, HR, site and catering and will need to be flexible in your approach.

The ideal candidate will have:

· experience of financial management, budgetary control and the ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail

· experience of Human Resources

· ability to present information to School Leaders and Governors

· strong organisational skills and ability to prioritise

· excellent people management skills

· knowledge and experience of health and safety

· relevant financial qualification or willingness to work towards one

· excellent literacy, numeracy and IT skills

· school experience is desirable

We can offer you:
· a well-resourced learning environment with enthusiastic and supportive staff
· a forward looking school that is dedicated to the success of all children and staff
· a commitment to continued professional development
· access to our Employee Assistance Programme for staff and their families

Berlesduna is a Trust that values and invests in staff, excellent training, development and planned career progression.


Visits can be arranged by contacting Mrs. Maynard on or by phone 01268 523017.

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 Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults. 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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Mrs L Maynard
Church Road, Basildon
Essex, SS16 4AG
Telephone: 01268 523017

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