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School Business Manager - Term Time

Meopham Community Academy, Gravesend

  • Ref:KCC886-2656-106S
  • Posted:19/12/2018
  • Pay:KR8/KR9 depending on qualifications and experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:04/01/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:TBC


Would you like to join a team where the number one goal is to 'Enjoy, Learn and Aspire'? If you answered yes, then read on!

The Governing Body are seeking to appoint a School Business Manager to join the leadership team at Meopham Community Academy.  This post is for 30-37 hours a week term time only plus INSET, one additional week and paid holiday entitlement. For the right candidate there may be some flexibility in the number of hours worked each week.

The salary will be Kent Range 8 (min £24791 max £28412 FTE) for an unqualified School Business Manager or Kent Range 9 (min £28413 max £32495 FTE) for candidates who hold The Certificate of School Business Management qualification. This pro ratas to Kent Range 8 (min £20919 max £24402) and Kent Range 9 (min £23975 max £27420) based on a 37 hour week.

If you have a passion and commitment for helping to shape the strategic development of the school, have high personal expectations of your own achievement and professional development and are flexible, creative and energetic, we could be the school for you!

The School Business Manager, as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, will be expected to provide a major contribution to the overall organisation, management and strategic direction of the school. The School Business Manager will also have responsibility for the effective management of all support functions of the school, including finance, premises, compliance, human resources including supply cover, and health and safety.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • the Certificate of School Business Management qualification, or is willing to work towards achieving this
  • strategic leadership and management experience such as line managing teams of people and projects
  • an excellent understanding of finances, preferably in a school/academy setting
  • relevant experience and proven personal impact within current or previous role
  • the ability to lead by example, remain calm under pressure and to use own initiative
  • excellent inter-personal skills
  • outstanding IT skills

 We offer you:

  • supportive and friendly staff, parents and Local Governors
  • an excellent working environment
  • opportunity to influence and lead whole school strategic development
  • opportunities for ongoing professional development

Meopham Community Academy joined The Pathway Academy Trust in September 2018 and the role of the School Business Manager will involve working collaboratively with the Trust Business Manager and other schools within the trust.

To find out more about our school and whether you would like to become part of our team, please take a look at our school website.

Meopham Community Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be required to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS Check).

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged; please contact the school to arrange a visit.

Information about the school

Meopham Community Academy is a two form entry primary school set in the village of Meopham in Kent. We are a busy, friendly and popular school with a warm and welcoming ethos which is recognised by all who visit. The staff, parents and governors of our school all work together to try to provide the best for the families we serve. We want our children to enjoy their time and education with us and to achieve the highest possible standards in all aspects of their lives. We are very proud of our school and the high standards of behaviour and learning that our children achieve. Meopham Community Academy joined The Pathway Academy Trust in September 2018 and as a school we work closely with the other schools within the trust; Wrotham Road Primary School, Riverview Infant School, Riverview Junior School and Culverstone Green Primary School.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Becky Nicholson
  • Address:Longfield Road, Meopham, Gravesend, Kent, DA13 0JW
  • Telephone: 01474 812259
  • Email: rnicholson@meophamca.com

Fax: 01474 813078

Our School and all its personnel are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service.