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Business Manager - Full-time

Maypole Primary School, Dartford

  • Ref:KCC886-2066-214S
  • Posted:03/09/2021
  • Pay:KR 9-10 Depending on qualifications and experience
  • Start Date:Dependant on candidate
  • App Close Date:27/09/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:Friday 8th October


32 hours per week to be agreed with the successful applicant.

KR10 £33,678 to £39,613 pro rata - 39 weeks per year term time only + 7 additional days.

We are currently seeking a talented, enthusiastic and forward thinking School Business Manager. They will be responsible for the financial planning, development and systems of the school alongside the existing Leadership team. We are looking for someone who shows energy and commitment, combined with excellent financial management, administrative, customer service and staff supervision skills. As our Business Manager, you will also lead and act as line manager for the administrative, premises and IT staff.

The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal and communication skills and be able to relate equally well to the staff team, parents, pupils and visitors. They will be calm and efficient but creative in their ideas and able to work with us to sustain and build on the previous success of our school.

This role will suit an experienced school Business Manager or highly experienced Finance Officer with a business management qualification. Some experience of successfully leading others will be necessary.

Visits to the schools are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact the school office for an appointment to see our school in action.  

This post is subject to satisfactory references and clearance of a Disclosure and Barring Service check.

Skills and experience

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and to be able to relate equally well to all stakeholders.
  • Calm and efficient and able to work with existing members of the school staff to build on the current success of the school.
  • Able to manage others to include recruitment, induction, probation, appraisal and workload planning.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team with the drive to ensure that a high-quality service is provided, dealing with multiple tasks in parallel, and sharing knowledge appropriately.

 In addition to these skills, we are looking for someone who:

  • Has very good organisation skills and shows initiative.
  • Understands the need for all work to be confidential.
  • Is committed to the school, and is willing to contribute and support school events.

Please see the attached job description for further information.

Although this is a full time position, we are willing to be flexible for the right candidate.

Maypole School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff to share this commitment. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. We also request applications using KCC support staff application forms with the names of 2 referees.

For any further information, please contact the headteacher on: headteacher@maypole.kent.sch.uk / 01322 523830

Information about the school

At Maypole School, we pride ourselves on our caring, friendly and inclusive environment. We put children first and aim to bring out the very best in every individual. The relationships we develop with our children and families enable us to create a distinctive ethos.

We are very proud of our achievements and the high standards achieved by pupils. We are passionate about educating the whole child and ensuring that we provide pupils with a wide range of experiences and opportunities.

In our Ofsted (June 2018), we were pleased that the school continued to remain good. The school community is committed to pupils reaching the highest possible standards and to further improve their achievements.

We offer excellent CPD opportunities for staff, which includes the development of highly effective NQTs and trainee teachers as well as leadership opportunities for more experienced staff.

We are privileged to have such wonderful children at Maypole School and we always aim to ensure that every child gets nothing less than the very best they deserve.

Job Contact Information

Fax: 01322 556581


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

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.