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School Business Manager - Full-time

St Stephen's Infant School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2611-115S
  • Posted:29/07/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:TBC
  • App Close Date:05/09/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Here at St Stephen’s Infant School, we are looking for a dynamic, experienced and committed individual to take on the exciting role as our School Business Manager.

This new role includes a broad range of responsibilities that will require an extensive set of skills, enthusiasm and resilience.  We want you to be excited to improve our school, enthusiastic and positive with a “can-do” approach.

 As SBM you will be responsible for managing the school’s finances, including day-to-day financial tasks, purchasing, budget setting and budget monitoring. You will also oversee the premises alongside the Site Manager, including all facilities matters, including health and safety.  You will also lead the administrative function of our school which is carried out by our lovely Donna in the school office.  You will advise on and implement the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently. This post requires adaptability, flexibility and an empathetic approach, as daily life in school can be fast-paced with frequent changes.

The SBM will be the line manager for the admin and site staff and suggest solutions where necessary to the School Leadership Team whilst organising your own workload, manage your time and priorities independently.  You will need drive to review and refresh systems making use of new and existing technologies to improve efficiency.

The SBM will work very closely with both our Headteacher and the CFO for the Trust forming key trusting relationships

The post will be 37 hours a week, term time only, plus two additional weeks to meet deadlines.  The post is graded at Kent Range 8, £26,598 - £30333, pro-rata - this equates to an actual salary of £22,591 - £25763.

Information about the school

St. Stephens Infant School is on the edge of Canterbury and shares the lovely site with the Junior school.

We are a professional and fun loving team with high expectations of pupils and ourselves.

We have achieved Artsmark Gold, the Woodland Award Bronze, Silver and Gold, and also the Gold Green Travel Award. We also had a very successful Ofsted inspection in 2019.

St. Stephens Infant School is committed to the welfare and safety of all our pupils and therefore this post is subject to a DBS check.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephens Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

Fax: (01227) 787493


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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). Please be aware that schools are also required to undertake online recruitment checks on shortlisted candidates under changes to Keeping Children Safe in Legislation.