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School Business Manager Level 1

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Job Summary

Contract Type:
Working Pattern:
Part time - term time plus specified days
Advert Start Date:
Advert End Date:
28/05/2021 12:00
£25,991 - £28,672 per annum pro-rata (Actual £9,163 – £10,108 per annum)
Hours per week:
15 hours per week
Job Category:
Schools - Support
Vacancy ID:
Employment Location:
Archbishop Runcie CE (VA) First School, Christon Road, Gosforth, Newcastle upon Tyne NE3 1US.
Post Number:
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Job details 

Closing date:
28 May

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Further information

This is a Voluntary Aided School; the employer will be the Governing body of the School.

Archbishop Runcie Church of England (VA) First School
Christon Road
Newcastle upon Tyne
Tel: 0191 285 2663
Email: admin@archbishop.newcastle.sch.uk
Headteacher: Mrs KE Massey.

15 hours per week, term time only, plus 3 training days as directed by the Headteacher and 2 additional days during summer holidays.

The Governors of Archbishop Runcie Church of England VA First School wish to appoint a part time, permanent School Business Manager.

We are a welcoming Church of England school with happy, well behaved and highly motivated children and a dynamic, passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. Parents are highly supportive of the school. We are one of the smallest schools in Newcastle and therefore have a limited budget! As a result, finding creative solutions to maximise value for money is crucial.

This post is suitable for an experienced School Business Manager and/or an experienced Admin Assistant with strong school experience with a good level of qualification. We are looking for an ambitious and meticulous team member who will go the extra mile for the benefit of the school community. The successful candidate will work as part of the Senior Management Team and deal with a wide variety of financial, compliance and human resources tasks as well as managing our Admin Assistant and other non-class based staff closely.

The appointed School Business Manager will benefit from the support of the Headteacher, governing body and a close working partnership with other School Business Managers/Admin Assistants within Gosforth Schools Trust.

The successful candidate will lead by example, setting high standards for themselves, the school and others. S/he will be experienced at managing finance and resources, skilled at managing systems and people and able to think creatively and problem solve. They will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of being a driver for change.

The successful candidate will:
•work successfully as a member of the Senior Management Team, managing a wide variety of people
•be able to make challenging decisions and hold difficult conversations
•be motivated, committed and proactive in the face of challenge
•be organised, highly efficient and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
•have successful experience of working in finance, ideally in an educational setting
•be able to adapt practices and procedures in order to ensure best value for money
•support the vision and ethos of the school

We are aiming to appoint the right candidate to start in post as soon as possible; therefore, applications will be considered as they are received.

The role is 15 hours a week (5 hours per day, 9:30am-2:30pm, three days per week). This post is a customer facing role and the successful applicant will therefore need to be in school for the total hours. The post would be to cover term time only, plus an additional two days during the summer holiday to prepare for the new academic year (dates set by the Headteacher). There would be an expectation that the appointed SBM would also attend termly Governing Body Finance, Staffing and Premises Committee meetings, during the evenings (overtime would be paid).

Additional information
Please contact Mrs Massey (Headteacher) if you would like an informal discussion about the post, or the opportunity to visit before applying (0191 285 2663) to discuss the breadth of duties and our expectations.

Application packs can be downloaded from the school website (https://archbishop-runcie.eschools.co.uk/website).
Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically directly to Mrs Massey, Head Teacher, via email (kate.massey@archbishop.newcastle.sch.uk)

Applications can be submitted until midday on Friday 28th May. Please note that we will be considering applications upon receipt and inviting shortlisted candidates to interviews, on a rolling basis. If a successful appointment is made before 28th May, the advert will close and no further applications will be considered. The school website will be updated if the status of the advert changes.

Archbishop Runcie CE First School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, pre-interview references and an enhanced DBS check.

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