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School Business Manager - Term Time

St Peter's Church of England (VC) Primary School, Aylesford

  • Ref:KCC886-3057-101S
  • Posted:21/09/2022
  • Pay:KR8/9 According to experience
  • Start Date:January 3rd 2022
  • App Close Date:06/10/2022 at 23:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 12th October 2022


Our long standing Business Manager has decided to take early retirement. Ideally she would like to finish at the end of term 2. If it is possible to recruit to the position prior to that, we would do so in order for you to work alongside her and complete the best possible hand over process. If that isn't possible, our current Business Manager will be on hand after January to advise you on any matters or processes which require clarification and we would also identify a mentor in a partner school who would support you in those first few months.

Please have a look at our school website in order to get to know us more. St Peter's is a small, friendly school with a very distinct ethos. The staff here are highly committed to our children, and all work hard to provide the best education possible for them. You would be joining a small, friendly and professional team. Your role as Business Manager is highly rewarding. You are fundamental to ensuring both the smooth running of St Peter's and its longer term development. You would be a key person in ensuring the ongoing success of our school and the happiness of our children.

We have reviewed the job role and a detailed breakdown of the responsibilities can be found in the accompanying documents. We have developed a role which suits a 5 day a week, term time only position. Having said that, there will undoubtedly be a few occasions each year when you would be required to work certain days over holiday periods to meet fiscal deadlines. However, we appreciate that this role may appeal to someone with school aged children. Holiday working will only be required when there is a deadline to be met. We can negotiate on hours of work, but expect a 9-3 working day to be the norm. The role is KR8 pro rata.

Ideally you will have prior experience of school financial management, but this may be your first such position. However, as we are a small school and not part of an academy chain, you will have sole responsibility for a full range of school administration, including finance, HR, Health and Safety and site management. Hence, you will need to be suitably experienced in such matters and certainly with regard to financial procedures, payroll and accountancy. Ideally we would like you to have a Certificate or Diploma of School Business Management (CSBM/DSBM). If you don't, you would have to commit to working towards this.

Please feel free to contact us. We encourage you to arrange a visit. The Headteacher is happy to show you around so that you can judge whether you would like to join us.

We are committed to recruiting with care, safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

As you would expect, all posts are subject to an Enhanced Disclosure application to the Disclosure and Barring Service, a check against the ISA Barred List for children and verification of the right to work in the UK.

Information about the school

St Peter's is a small, delightful village primary school situated in the beautiful medieval village of Aylesford, housed in a Victorian building and the old vicarage, opposite the village church. We take pride in our caring and supportive attitude to everyone at the school and aim to ensure that the continued professional development of all staff is a priority.

We currently have 193 children in seven classes. We are over subscribed and as a result of extensions to our Victorian building, our PAN has recently been increased to 30. We expect to have a roll of 210 within the next 2 years.

Our ethos is that we aim to develop the child as a whole. We are not focused on SATs league tables or achieving a judgement of Outstanding from Ofsted. We want to deliver to our pupils the type of rounded education that we would wish for our own children. This means delivering the widest and richest curriculum possible. We aim to provide our children with an education which prepares them for the adult life ahead of them.

Children learn a modern foreign language from Year R and continue to do so throughout their years here. Every Thursday is a Creative Day, when we only teach art, music, MFL, computing and PE. Education is not about focusing your efforts on achieving the highest possible SATs grades; real education is about providing our children with the best possible teaching and the widest possible curriculum.

We want our children to be both supported, and to be shown that it is quite alright to take a chance and to fail. They must learn that being taken out of their comfort zone is exciting and not frightening. We are preparing our children for life, not a test. But if we do so professionally, with high quality teaching, then they will succeed in tests as best as they are able, as well as being fully prepared for the life which awaits them.

We have a small team of dedicated staff who love their school and work extremely hard to ensure that our children receive the best possible education. We support each other and appreciate each other's strengths. This is a friendly and supportive environment and we welcome like minded individuals who wish to join us.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01622 717235


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.