Job Ref No. ECC5419-420S Position Type: Administration Pay Range: Scale 8-9
Position Start Date: 01/01/2024 Contract Type: Full-time/Part-time Contract Term: Permanent
Application Close: 22/11/2023 Midnight Date of Interviews: 27 November 2023  

Job Description

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School Business Manager

Required As soon as possible

Hours of work

37 hours per week.

Hours of work 8.00am to 4.00pm, Monday to Thursday and 8.00am to 3.30pm, Friday

Scale 8-9, Point Range 25 - 33

Term-time only plus 4 weeks holiday working (inc non pupil days)

Actual Salary Range £31,445 - £35,367

We are seeking an enthusiastic and organised person to join our school, working closely with the School Headteacher and Trust Chief Financial Officer. The successful candidate needs to be self-motivated, able to use their initiative, work to tight deadlines, pro-active and possess the ability to 'think on their feet'.

The Business Manager will be required to provide financial leadership including planning, forecasting, budget setting and management, preparation of accounts and statutory reporting. Flexibility, resilience, honesty, integrity and an ability to prioritise are essential together with a high level of IT skills. This role involves line managing staff so the ability to motivate and inspire is essential along with good communication skills both written and oral.

Previous finance experience within a school setting would be desirable, although not essential as full training will be provided.

Please see the application pack for Job Description/Person Specification and further details.

For further information please contact Leigh Christensen, Director of HR: , alternatively to download an applicant form please visit

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if there is a good level of response. Therefore, we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.


To apply for the role please download the application form from the vacancy page on, completed applications should be submitted to CVs will not be accepted without a completed application form.

You must complete the application form fully and give details of all employment, training and gaps in employment since leaving secondary school to the present day. Any additional information, which you wish to bring to the notice of the selection panel should be included in your letter of application (supporting statement). Please ensure you say why and how you meet the criteria from the person specification in your letter of application. Full job description and person specification can be found at the end of this pack.

Shortlisted applicants may be screened prior to interview by checking social media sites. The purpose of such screening will be to ascertain whether a candidate demonstrates appropriate conduct, behaviour and suitability for employment in a school environment.

Closing Date: Wednesday 22nd November 2023

Shortlisting date Thursday 23rd November 2023

Interviews to be held Monday 27th November 2023

If you have any queries, wish to discuss the role informally or undertake a visit to the Trust, please do not hesitate to contact us via email or telephone 01702 426707.

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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Steve Durkin
Foksville Road, Canvey Island
Essex, SS8 7FH
Telephone: 01268 696811