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School Business Manager - Part-time

Lunsford Primary School, Maidstone

  • Ref:KCC886-2562-48S
  • Posted:28/09/2022
  • Pay:Kent Range
  • Start Date:January 2023
  • App Close Date:12/10/2022 at 12:00
  • Interviews:3rd November 2022


Thank you for taking an interest in our vacancy for a School Business Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for a suitable candidate looking for significant responsibility and job variation in a demanding role.   

The successful candidate will support the strategic direction of the school in respects of planning, developing and monitoring finance, health and safety, personnel, premises catering and IT. However, in working at school, any situation can arise at any time which will require team work, leadership,  and creative thinking.

We can offer you:

  • A strong supportive leadership team and governing body in a small one form entry school which is near the end of a full refurbishment
  • Students who are truly delightful
  • Opportunities to develop your career through continuous professional development

The successful candidate will have:

  • Core financial accounting skills
  • The ability to organise and prioritise workload to meet deadlines
  • The ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Be able to work as part of a team

Visits to the school are warmly welcome and encouraged and we look forward to meeting you. 

Salary Range: £26598 to £30333 FTE (KR8)

Working Pattern: 21 hours per week,

Thank you again for your interest and we would like to wish you every success with your application.

Start date: January 2023

Interviews may be arranged before the closing date as applications are received. Candidates are therefore encouraged to submit applications as soon as possible.

Safeguarding Statement:

Lunsford Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Any offer of appointment is subject to satisfactory references and Data Barring services check. As part of our safer recruitment procedures we will not accept any CV’s. Applicants must complete the application form provided. 

Information about the school

Information about the school

Thank you for taking the time to read about our vacancy.

We are an oversubscribed one form entry primary school in Larkfield, Aylesford catering for pupils from Reception to Year 6. The school has recently been fully refurbished and has seven classrooms, a brand new computer suite, a library at the centre of the school, a Design and Technology/ music room and a spacious hall. We are fortunate to have an extensive playing field which is used for PE and games as well as a woodland crafts area for Forest School and outdoor learning.

The school has a reputation for high attainment and we are justly proud of this. We have a commitment to high academic standards whilst maintaining a rounded view of education where the needs of all learners are catered for.

We recognise that our staff are our most important resource and are to be valued, supported and encouraged to develop personally and professionally within a learning and caring community. We have a genuine commitment to promoting and ensuring a good work / life balance for all our staff

Our effective feedback policy is based on the DfE Eliminating Unnecessary Workload Around Marking guidance and encourages ‘live marking’ during lessons.

As part of our local collaboration, we work closely alongside other local primary schools. We also have strong links with Canterbury Christ Church University.

We have well behaved, hard working and polite children who are a real credit to their parents and the school. We have a very active School Council and Eco Club and offer a wide variety of lunchtime and after school clubs for a small school.

You would be joining a fabulous and experienced team which includes a number of highly trained teaching assistants.

Lunsford Primary School really is a fantastic place to work that very much cares about their staff and children’s wellbeing. This is such an exciting opportunity for the right candidate. Don't just take our word for it, come and see for yourself.

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