Trust Business Manager - Full-time

Grove Park Primary School, Sittingbourne

  • Ref:KCC886-2595-64S
  • Posted:20/07/2020
  • Pay:KR11
  • Start Date:1st December 2020
  • App Close Date:25/08/2020 at 12:00
  • Interviews:WC 7th September 2020


Grove Park Academies is a small Trust currently consisting of two schools, one mainstream primary and one special school.

The trust is looking to appoint a confident and enthusiastic Trust Business Manager to join our supportive, hardworking and dedicated team. This is a strategic role in the trust with significant financial management responsibility and oversight of personnel, school premises, and health and safety, all of which sit within a Central Service Team. You be part of the schools’ Leadership Team, working in partnership with the Executive Headteacher supporting the Headteacher’s of the other schools in the Trust. This is an excellent opportunity to develop your leadership skills in a vibrant and creative school. You will lead the Central Services team, which includes a range of professionals working across the Trust and will have the opportunity to work with and support the other schools. The Central Services are run from the main stream Primary in Sittingbourne, but both schools are in close proximity.

We are looking for someone who has:

  • Experience of financial management and budgetary control in schools or a similar environment, an understanding of Academy finances and the requirements set out by the ESFA are desirable.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of HR/payroll, health and safety & facilities management.
  • Possesses good IT skills, including Microsoft Office good understanding of accounting packages and the capacity to learn new systems is essential and a working knowledge of SIMs.
  • Strong interpersonal and organisational skills.
  • Demonstrates excellent leadership and management skills, including experience of line management.

In return we offer:

  • A caring and supportive workplace where everyone is valued.
  • A strong commitment to your on-going professional development.

If you would like to discuss this role or would like further information please contact Céranne Litton (

Visits to the school are normally warmly welcomed but limited at this time due to Covid 19

Please note that  we accept application forms only. Please send completed application forms to

Grove Park Academies is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All applicants will be subject to a full Disclosure and Barring Service check before appointment is confirmed.



Information about the school

Information about Grove Park Primary

Grove Park Primary School is part of Grove Park Academies, which is a multi-academy trust consisting of one mainstream primary school and Aspire School (Special), currently under development, both situated in Sittingbourne in very close proximity to each other. The trust was established in 2012, which consisted of Grove Park Primary School and was granted permission to open a free special school in 2016. The primary school was inspected in 2017 and maintained its ‘Good’ grading and reflected our ethos, ‘The continued success of the school is based on your detailed knowledge of your pupils, an unwavering determination to help them achieve well, and hardworking, dedicated staff.’ (Ofsted October 2017) The trust is built around the following principles; • A place where everyone feels valued and respected. • Schools that offer a warm, happy, calm, safe atmosphere where everyone enjoys learning and working together. • Where learning and teaching sits at the heart of everything, it does. • An ethos that celebrates all achievements and recognises individual successes. • Schools that have consistently high expectations for all and where academic achievement is not seen as the only measure of success.

The staff regard schools within this trust as an opportunity to fully develop potential through well-structured learning and nurturing environment where the pupils can grow and thrive. ‘Growing Towards the Future’

Grove Park is a two form entry primary school set in extensive grounds serving 420 pupils. We have excellent facilities and an excellent team of teachers and support staff, who work tirelessly to meet the needs of our pupils and community.

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Fax: (01795) 436063


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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.