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School Business Manager - Maternity

Bridge & Patrixbourne CEP School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-3122-68S
  • Posted:20/01/2020
  • Pay:Kent Range 8-9
  • Start Date:Monday 20th April 2020
  • App Close Date:20/02/2020 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Thursday 27th February 2020


We are looking to recruit an exceptional professional to manage all aspects of the financial and business services at the school.  The successful applicant will be part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, manage the school’s finances, personnel, contracts and premises, including health and safety processes and procedures. They will be the line manager for the administration and facilities teams and will be required to offer comprehensive and strategic support to the Headteacher and leadership team.  The role requires flexibility, tact and problem solving on a daily basis. Therefore it is essential that the applicants are professional, approachable and very effective communicators.

 The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate:

  • the school’s core values
  • relevant professional qualifications and business acumen
  • strong financial and administrative background, with proven track record of financial management
  • evidence of successful management of a diverse team
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to work under pressure and be able to meet deadlines
  • high standards to do a really good job at all times
  • flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude.

Previous experience of working as a School Business Manager is an advantage but not essential.  We are seeking first and foremost someone with a strong financial background with a genuine commitment to helping us deploy the resources available to best possible effect in a school context.  Appropriate professional development and training will be available to address any skills gaps in the successful candidate.

Applicants are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school prior to submitting their application. If you wish to make an appointment, please email the school office (office@bridge.kent.sch.uk)

Bridge and Patrixbourne CEP School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  Successful applicants will be subject to enhanced DBS clearance.

Please note that this role is to cover a maternity cover but is offered as a one-year fixed term contract in order to provide security for school and applicant.


Information about the school

Bridge and Patrixbourne Church of England Primary School is a welcoming and nurturing community which promotes creativity (developing our gifts), excellence (being the best we can be) and resilience (learning from our experiences). The school provides opportunities for everyone to flourish and grow within the love of God.

Our semi-rural location, approximately 3 miles from Canterbury, means that we benefit from beautiful natural surroundings which enhance our school curriculum offer. The school prides itself on the opportunities we provide the children in music, art and sports as well as high attainment and achievement in our development of the whole child.

The school also has strong links with the local church and the children are taught through the teachings of Jesus our Christian Values of compassion, trust, generosity, forgiveness and service. All children, staff, parents and governors display these values in the way that they interact and behave towards each other.

For more information please visit the school website: www.bridge.kent.sch.uk

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Jessica Haigh
  • Address:Conyngham Lane, Bridge, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 5JX
  • Telephone: (01227) 830276
  • Email: office@bridge.kent.sch.uk


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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.