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Business Manager Administration - Term Time

Staplehurst School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2192-168S
  • Posted:10/09/2019
  • Pay:KR8-10 depending on experience
  • Start Date:28 October 2019
  • App Close Date:23/09/2019 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 26 September 2019


Staplehurst School is a large village primary school with lovely children and excellent facilities.

We constantly strive to ensure our school is a place “Where children always come first – they are our future’.

  • Are you passionate about the education of children?
  • Are you committed to supporting the school to improve standards and raise achievement?
  • Do you have high aspirations and expectations for the school and yourself?
  • Are you an effective communicator and a good team player?
  • Are you looking for a new and exciting challenge?

If so, we would love you to join our wonderful staff!

We are seeking someone who is looking to become a school business manager, who:

  • Has excellent leadership, organisational and interpersonal skills
  • Is dynamic and outstanding
  • Is resourceful, innovative and calm under pressure
  • Will be fully committed to the school's ethos of high expectations
  • Has the ability to coach, mentor, motivate staff and lead by example

You must have finance skills, preferably in schools, and an understanding of budget setting, personnel, payroll, health and safety, and premises.

As well as learning all aspects of school business management, you will have the opportunity to lead on exciting projects.

As a school we share a knowledge and passion for learning - the ideal applicant will share this vision, love their job and be able to inspire others. They will be an excellent communicator who is keen to take on new challenges.

We believe strongly in developing all our staff team through CPD and we will ensure your leadership skills are nurtured in your role as Business Manager.

At Staplehurst School we offer you:

  • A welcoming staff team who work well together and who are committed to the continuing development of the whole school
  • A strong, forward thinking leadership team
  • A friendly and committed team of governors
  • Delightful, enthusiastic, well-motivated and well-behaved children who are enthusiastic about their learning and enjoy being at school
  • An inclusive environment where children come first
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Supportive parents and governors.

The position is term time (+ 2 weeks) and permanent, with a start date of 28 October 2019. The closing date for applications is Monday 23 September and interviews will take place on Thursday 26 September. The salary will be KR8-10 depending on experience.

Informal visits to the school are strongly recommended and we will be delighted to show you around so you can see our wonderful school in action and ask any questions you might have. Please contact Fran Zimber on 07899 991445 to arrange a time and date. Alternatively, give me, Lucy Davenport - Headteacher, a ring on 01580 891765.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Information about the school

Staplehurst School is a two form entry community school, with approximately 400 pupils. Situated conveniently, between Maidstone and Cranbrook, in a beautiful rural part of Kent, the school, with its ‘outward-facing, best practice at heart’ culture, has achieved sustained academic improvement and continues to retain an excellent, enthusiastic team of staff. Blessed within beautiful and spacious grounds, Staplehurst School has the added benefit of two large sports halls, an ICT suite, music room, library and a newly updated Early Years outside space, as well as wrap–around care available from 7.30am to 6.30pm. Staplehurst School continues to be at the heart of the village community, where we pride ourselves on being an integral part of the everyday lives of people in the village. It is this community support, together with the caring and commitment from staff, which contributes to the well-being of the children. The Governing Body, staff and parents are an ambitious and dedicated team, working together to promote the school, and where our aim is to ensure each child reaches their full potential. At Staplehurst School children definitely come first!

At Staplehurst School, our key aims are to engender the school values in all of the children. These have been discussed and agreed by the children, staff and parents, and are as follows: Pride, Positivity, Respect, Independence, Determination and Excellence:

Children are encouraged to fulfill their potential through a creative curriculum that meets the needs of all pupils, develops independent and enquiry-based learning skills and offers appropriate challenges so that they might achieve the highest possible standards in all areas of their lives.

Our school is committed to equality as well as safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff to share this commitment. The post is subject to an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01580 891291


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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.