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School Business Manager - Term Time

Longlands Primary School, Sidcup

  • Ref:KCC303-2049-3S
  • Posted:16/03/2023
  • Pay:BEX09 point 1-4
  • Start Date:As soon as possible
  • App Close Date:21/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:26th April 2023


36 Hours per week, 40 weeks per year.

Longlands Primary School is looking for a School Business Manager on a permanent basis starting from March 2023. This is an exciting opportunity to work in a fast-paced office environment within a supportive team. The successful candidate will promote the highest standards of business across the school and lead on all aspects of administration, information technology, admissions, facilities management, capital projects, contract management, and catering. Additionally, the role will incorporate working collaboratively with the Premises Manager on health & safety matters.

This is an opportunity to join our hardworking and friendly staff team who are committed to ensuring excellent progress and achievement for all our children.

This is a varied role with a broad range of responsibilities. We are looking for someone who is organised and flexible and who is motivated by doing their very best for the children in our community.


We would welcome applications from candidates who:

• Have experience in financial management and planning

• Have at least 2 years’ experience of working in a school environment, although the ability to learn and use transferable skills is highly valued.

• Have excellent leadership skills and track record of successfully developing a team

• Are good communicators

• Can think strategically


In return, we can offer you:

Local Government Pension Scheme

Supportive and caring staff team

25 days Annual Leave (rising to 27 after 5 years’ service) plus bank holiday entitlement (pro-rata for part-time)

Employee Assistance Programme

Kaarp Benefits Scheme

Effective CPD

Collaborative working with other schools within the borough

Excellent ICT facilities

Information about the school

Longlands Primary School is a forward thinking and successful one and half form entry school in Sidcup. We pride ourselves in providing a caring, happy and friendly atmosphere, which nurtures all children to their maximum potential in all areas of their growth and development. We encourage staff and children to thrive through our values of Be Ready, Be Respectful and Be Safe. Pupils enjoy school, behave well and have positive attitudes to learning. They value teachers’ efforts to make work challenging but fun.

Longlands Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Offers of employment are subject to a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and other employment checks. The school is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery.

Longlands Primary School is committed to equality and diversity in employment practice and service delivery and expects employees to comply with our values of promoting equality and diversity, treating colleagues and service users with dignity and respect at all times. This commitment must be evidenced in practice. Any behaviour that falls below these standards is unacceptable to the School and potentially constitutes misconduct.

Further details about this vacancy, including the Job Description and Person Specification, are available to download from the downloads section below.

How to apply:

Visits to the school are essential. Please email Mrs Suzanna Pearce recruitment@longlands.bexley.sch.uk to arrange an appointment.

To apply for this vacancy please download and complete the application form, available from the downloads section below, paying particular attention to Section 4 of the form; to indicate how you satisfy the criteria set out in the Person Specification document.

Applications should be submitted to recruitment@longlands.bexley.sch.uk. CVs will not be accepted.

The closing date for applications is 24th February 2023 at 9am and interviews are scheduled for 1st March 2023.

Only applicants shortlisted for interview will be contacted. Should you have not heard from us after one week of the closing date you should assume that you have not been successfully shortlisted on this occasion. References will be requested for applicants shortlisted prior to interview.

All applicants should complete the Self Disclosure Form below which should be emailed separately to their application form with the subject header as “Confidential: Self Declaration Form”. This form will only be opened should an applicant be shortlisted for interview. If you are not shortlisted, the email will be deleted. Furthermore, we may perform an internet search of candidates prior to interview. Further vetting checks including an enhanced DBS incorporating a check of the Children’s Barred List, will be required on provisional offer.

This post is considered to be a customer-facing position; as such it falls within scope of the Code of Practice on English language requirement for public sector workers. The school therefore has a statutory duty under Part 7 of the Immigration Act 2016 to ensure that post holders have a command of spoken English sufficient for the effective performance of the job requirements. The appropriate standards are set out in the person specification. These will be applied during the recruitment/selection and probationary stages.

We reserve the right to close this position early should a suitable candidate be found therefore early application is advised.

Job Contact Information


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.