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School Business Manager - Full-time

Gravesend Grammar School, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-5465-91S
  • Posted:21/06/2022
  • Pay:Salary range: £50,151.00 - £59,581.00 pa
  • Start Date:1st Sept 2022
  • App Close Date:11/07/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:14th/15th July 22


Gravesend Grammar School (GGS) is a large, high achieving and oversubscribed 11-18 year old, selective secondary school situated in North Kent.  It is part of a small Trust (The Decus Educational Trust) with one primary school.  We are seeking an experienced and innovative School Business Manager at GGS to work  as part of the school Senior Leadership Group on all aspects relating to the business function. 

The School is currently going through a significant expansion and the successful candidate will be required to lead on a number of building and refurbishment projects as well as effectively managing the school’s Premises, Health and Safety, Finance, Human Resources, Information Technology, Catering and Administration.  A full job description is attached. 

Candidates should be highly numerate (not necessarily a trained accountant) with demonstrable experience in planning and delivering accurate budgets.  They should be well organised, able to lead a diverse team and highly competent in the use of IT.  Strong communication, prioritisation and delegation skills are essential, as is the ability to work under pressure.


Closing date:  11th July 2022 at midday

Interviews: 14th/15th July 2022

Appointment: 1st September 2022 (Dependant on notice period)

Application forms and a job description can be obtained by calling the school on 01474 331893 or from the school website www.gravesendgrammar.com.  If you wish to discuss the post in more detail please call the above number and ask to speak to the Headteacher’s PA, Mrs Judith West to make an appointment with the Headteacher.


We will not accept CVs. Completed application forms must be e-mailed to Lisa Walsh, HR  at walshl@decustrust.com by 12 noon on the closing date.

GGS, an academy in the The Decus Educational Trust (TDET), is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and all staff and volunteers are expected to follow its policies and share in its commitment. 

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK. 

TDET is an equal opportunities employer.


Information about the school

Gravesend Grammar School is an 11-18 selective boys grammar school with girls admitted to the Sixth Form. The most recent Ofsted Inspection (June 2015) judged the School as ‘Outstanding’.

We became an Academy on 1st August 2011 as part of The Decus Educational Trust (TDET).

We have a committed staff who provide opportunity and challenge in a caring environment and strive to ensure the students achieve the very best they can at all times. We also have strong working partnerships with parents, governors and the community.

The School has benefited from many improvements in recent years including the addition of new buildings. We are currently embarking upon an exciting £8million joint building project with the local authority that will deliver the modernisation and refurbishment of our existing infrastructure, the addition of a dedicated sixth form facility by September 2021 and enable expansion.

We are served by excellent transport links; by road the A2 and M25, and by rail Gravesend train station (on the HS1 line) is a short walk from the School and Ebbsfleet International train station is only a 10 minute drive.

This post is subject to pre-employment checks, including an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check, reference checks and proof of right to work in the UK. TDET is an equal opportunities employer.

Gravesend Grammar School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).