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Business Manager - Full-time

Downs View Infant School, Ashford

  • Ref:KCC886-2574-70S
  • Posted:02/04/2019
  • Pay:KR 7 - KR 8 dependent upon experience
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:25/04/2019 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Wednesday 1st May

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We are seeking to appoint a Business Manager who is committed to working in partnership with the school administrator and the Headteacher.

The successful candidate will have a financial qualification and/or relevant experience within a financial background. You will need to be forward thinking and work strategically to lead on matters related to finance, premises and health and safety. 

This is such an important role as the budget constraints heighten whilst the school's high standards of inclusive education must be maintained for all children.  This is an exciting challenge for somebody dynamic who would like to make a difference!

To become part of our outstanding team as a Business Manager, you will need to:

  • Have experience of working as part of an administrative or business team, in a school or other establishment
  • Have excellent interpersonal skills in order to negotiate and liaise with a range of stake holders
  • Have a financial qualification and/or relevant experience within a financial background
  • Be committed, flexible and well organised
  • Be computer literate, especially in accounting methods, spread sheets and data based software.
  • Be able to maintain and monitor budgets efficiently
  • Effectively control income and expenditure in compliance with legal, local and national requirements
  • Be forward thinking, planning creative ways to save money and raise income
  • Have the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Be able to lead a small team of support staff to maximise the most efficient and profitable business solutions
  • Willingness to research and attend training to further develop skills and keep abreast of new requirements
  • Be a happy person at the front of the school, liaising with parents, young children, staff and visitors in a friendly manner
  • Be able to work in a busy office as part of a team whilst still working in isolation to complete tasks efficiently
  • Take a sense of pride in the environment and ensure outstanding standards around the school are maintained in relation to cleanliness, tidiness and safety
  • Demonstrate the vision and values of the school in everyday work and practice

Hours: minimum 30 hours up to 35  hours per week

(Starting and finishing times are negotiable).

Term time only with an additional week per year. (40 weeks per year).

Salary:  KR7 -£22,182-£25,112  or   KR 8 -25,238- £28,781 (pro-rata)

KR 7- £22,182-£25,112                 KR 8 -£25,238-£28,781

PRO-RATA: 5 weeks holiday pay Actual salary:

KR7-   £15,570-£17,401         KR8- £17,402-£19,944

Dependent upon experience.

Downs View is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful candidates will be required to complete an enhanced DBS and Barring check.

Please read our application pack attached which gives further details of the post.

We strongly encourage visits to the school to meet our amazing team and children.

Please telephone 01233 632339 for further information and to arrange a visit.

  At Downs View, altogether we learn, love, respect and have fun!

Information about the school

Downs View is a three form entry purpose built Infant School on the outskirts of Ashford. We have 270 children in our school. We enjoy an excellent partnership with other local schools and settings, including Kennington C of E Academy. We have five Basic Skills Quality Mark awards, a Healthy School Award, Platinum Travel Plan, Active Sports Mark, Governor Mark and Arts Mark Gold. In June 2011 we became an Ofsted Outstanding School. We are a Forest School and have extensive grounds which we utilise to maximise learning. In 2013 we became a Teaching School, working as part of the Ashford Teaching Alliance. We are part of a very proactive CATs collaboration where we benefit from working in partnership with fifteen other local schools in Ashford. We have 2 Senior Leaders in Education and a Maths Mastery Specialist; they enrich the opportunities we offer for all children. They also utilise their expertise to support other schools and colleagues. We have adopted an Early Excellence approach to play across our school which has resulted in high quality learning through play both inside and outside. Please look at our website to find out more about our school, its values and ethos.

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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.