School Business Manager

Posted 15 May 2024
Salary £150 - £180 per day
Job type Contract
Discipline Primary Education
Contact NameCarly Walters

Job description

School Business Manager, Croydon

Full time, £150 - £190 per day

Are you looking for a rewarding and challenging role in an education setting?

Do you have the skills and experience to manage the financial and operational aspects of a school?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

We are seeking a school business manager to join the well established team of this primary education setting based in Croydon and support the headteacher and governors in ensuring the smooth and successful running of our school. You will be responsible for the strategic planning and support in most areas including finance, operations, facilities, administration, health and safety and site management.

You will have a relevant qualification in business management or equivalent experience in a similar role. You will also have excellent communication, organisational, and problem-solving skills. You will have the ability to be friendly and approachable and work effectively with a range of stakeholders, including staff, parents, pupils, governors, and external agencies.

This is a full-time role and term time only. Both interim only and permanent applicants can be considered for this position.

  • Undertake all business and finance management transactions.
  • Monitor and administer the whole school budget.
  • Be responsible for the management of administration, data, estate management, health and safety, catering, operations support, human resources and ICT.
  • Coordinate staff cover arrangements, ensuring the best value.
  • Ensure compliance with all relevant policies, procedures, and regulations.
  • Support procurement, contracts, and asset management.
  • Plan and manage the recruitment processes within the school.
  • Maintain the single central record inline with the HR policies.
  • Promote the school's profile and reputation in the community.

What you'll need to succeed

  • You should already have experience of working in a school environment.
  • Experience of contributing at a strategic level within the senior management/leadership team of an organisation.
  • Knowledge and experience of managing risk assessments and health and safety legislation.
  • Experience of managing budgets and resources.
  • Flexibility and willingness to be adaptable.

What you need to do now

If you're interested in this role in Croydon, click 'apply now' to forward an up-to-date copy of your CV, or call Carly Walters now on, 0208 418 1390. The school is looking to shortlist ASAP, so we are looking to move quickly on this position.

If this job isn't quite right for you, but you are looking for a new position, please contact us for a confidential discussion on your career.

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