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School Business Manager - Full-time - Special Needs Position

Oakley School, Tunbridge Wells

  • Ref:KCC886-7070-123L
  • Posted:22/03/2023
  • Pay:KR10/11: £34,866 to £47,199 p.a.
  • Start Date:As soon as available.
  • App Close Date:17/04/2023 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Monday, 24th April 2023


School Business Manager

Kent Range Band 10/11: £34,866 to £47,199 (depending on qualifications & experience)

37 hours per week, Monday to Friday, all year round

Oakley School is the district Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years all of whom have severe/complex needs and communication and learning difficulties.

Our Mission: Children and Young People at the heart of all we do.

Our Ethos: Work Hard, Be Kind, Have Fun, Stay Safe

We are seeking a highly motivated and effective School Business Manager to join our Leadership Team and lead and advise on all matters within the management of the school which are supportive to, but do not involve teaching and learning; finance, human resources (HR), administration and premises. This is a whole school role, based at our Tunbridge Wells site.

Qualified to degree or higher level equivalent qualification, the successful candidate will be able to demonstrate proven HR and/or financial management experience along with excellent IT and strong leadership abilities and interpersonal skills. Experience of working in a similar role and/or in a school with relevant School Business Manager qualifications would be desirable but we would welcome applications from those with equivalent experience gained from a different environment.

This is an exciting and exceptional opportunity for the right candidate to hold a key position in the Leadership Team of a successful, vibrant Special School and we are looking for someone who relishes the opportunities which this role presents.

Visits to meet us are both encouraged and welcomed, please call us on 01892 823096 or e-mail recruitment@oakley.kent.sch.uk to arrange a visit.

Closing date is 12noon on Monday, 17th April.   

Selection Process\Interviews will be held on Monday, 24th April 2023.

If you are interested in this role please look at our website for further information and how to apply:  www.oakleyschool.co.uk  or email recruitment@oakley.kent.sch.uk Please note that we are unable to accept CVs.

Oakley School is committed to safeguarding children and young people, a commitment we expect all staff to share and uphold.


Information about the school

Oakley School is the Tunbridge Wells District Special School for day pupils, aged from 3 to 19 years, with a specialist Observation and Assessment Nursery for 3-5 years. All our children and young people have profound, severe/complex needs and communication and learning difficulties.

We have a site in Tonbridge which caters for our Phase 4 (16+) students and a site in Tunbridge Wells which caters for children and young people from the age of 3 to 16. We also have a satellite provision at Skinners' Kent Primary School. Our one-day Section 8 OFSTED inspection in March 2019 reaffirmed us as 'Good'. We aspire to be outstanding in all that we do.

Job Contact Information

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.