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School Business School

Full time, Permanent, All Year Round position available (term-time, plus 4 weeks could be negotiated for the right candidate).

Band A, Points 23 – 28 £27,741 - £32,234 (or pro rata as necessary).

The role of School Business Manager is widely recognised as being an integral part of helping schools make better use of their resources and facilities, enabling headteachers and other leaders to focus on leading teaching and learning.

At Lantern Lane, we have an exciting opportunity to recruit a dynamic and well-qualified individual to the post of School Business Manager. This post is an ideal opportunity to further develop your school business skills in our large, friendly and supportive primary school. The Governors are searching for someone who thrives on school improvement and can encourage and support others.

You will be an experienced School Business Manager, or a person whose background, experience and training would enable you to fill this busy and diverse role. As a School Business Manager, you will utilise your specialist skills to lead and manage all aspects of the business side of school life with responsibilities for finance and resources, premises, Health and Safety, HR and administrative functions.


You will be responsible to the Headteacher for:
•    the effective management of school finance to drive school improvement and achieve the strategic aims of the school (including budget setting, payroll and financial controls)
•    the effective management of personnel and premises matters
•    ensuring a safe and compliant working environment 
•    the leadership and management of an effective admin function
•    ensuring school resources and facilities are used efficiently
•    supporting the school leadership team and the governing body
•    liaising with the IT network manager to ensure effective IT infrastructure for the school
•    the positive promotion of the school


We are looking for someone with:
•    excellent computer skills including Word, Excel, Publisher and Powerpoint and the ability to operate FMS, SIMS, BMS and associated finance and payroll systems
•    excellent levels of numeracy and literacy skills 
•    initiative and drive 
•    innovative and creative skills
•    outstanding organisational skills 
•    the ability to manage a team 
•    excellent communication and interpersonal skills 


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed, please telephone the school office on 01509 820112 or email to arrange a visit and for an application pack.

Application deadline is Monday, 18th July 2022 at 12 noon.
Interviews will take place on either Thursday 21st July or Friday 22nd July 2022 (please specify on the application form any day that you cannot attend for interview).

For more information, please follow the links below:

Job Description.

Person Specification

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