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School Business Manager - Full-time

Slade Primary School, Tonbridge

  • Ref:KCC886-2155-220S
  • Posted:17/11/2021
  • Pay:KR8 - KR11
  • Start Date:as soon as possible
  • App Close Date:29/11/2021 at 12:00
  • Interviews:w/b 6 December 2021


We are an outstanding school looking to appoint a professional, experienced and positive full time term time qualified School Business Manager to join us as part of our Senior Leadership Team.  

We can provide happy, enthusiastic children who are all keen to learn in our inclusive, supportive working environment.  We can also offer you the opportunity to grow as a school leader through the training and development opportunities that we are able to offer to support you in your career at Slade.

We are looking for someone who:

  • Is experienced in an administrative and finance leadership role within an educational setting
  • Has a strong financial and administrative background, with a proven track record of financial management
  • Can work as part of a team: both the wider school community and as part of SLT- taking and giving direction appropriately
  • Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbally and written
  • Can think strategically and creatively during our time of school expansion
  • Is organised and effective with an ability to work independently to meet and manage deadlines
  • Is ambitious with high expectations of themselves and others
  • Committed to on-going professional development.

We can offer you:

  • Hardworking, polite and enthusiastic children who are eager to learn
  • A supportive, inclusive working environment with a dedicated team of staff
  • Excellent CPD opportunities

Visits to the school are strongly encouraged.

To arrange a visit please contact the school office on 01732 350354

Closing date for applications: Monday 29 November

Shortlisting: Thursday 2 December

Interviews: w/b Monday 6 December

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.


Information about the school

Slade Primary School is nestled behind Tonbridge Castle, close to the Parish Church, the River Medway and the local park, which are all ideal resources for the school to use to inspire and motivate children.

We are a busy, friendly and popular two form entry school with 420 children on role. We also have a Specialist Resource Provision which caters for the needs of children with a severe to profound hearing loss with an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP).

We have a warm and welcoming ethos with high expectations of all our children; aiming to be the best they can be in all aspects of school life. We teach through a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum that aims to inspire a life-long love of learning, which includes being able to offer all our children a wide range of extra-curriculum activities before and after school.

We are very proud to have our own Forest School at Slade. We recognise the importance of mental and physical well-being and, as well as connecting with nature, the Forest School experience offers multiple benefits. The holistic approach helps children develop many personal and social skills that can be difficult to teach in the classroom. We also have a designated space, called the 'Wobble Room', where our children can go when they are either feeling low or upset to help them get back into the 'green zone' and in a good place to learn again.

We encourage all our staff to continuously improve their practice through training and development; to work together to be the best they can be to provide for our children.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post. Please note, to ensure equality for all applicants, we are unable to accept applications and CVs forwarded directly to the school.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Karen Slade
  • Address:The Slade, Tonbridge, Kent, TN9 1HR
  • Telephone: (01732) 350354
  • Email: office@slade.kent.sch.uk


Below are documents that have been added to this vacancy.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our students. You are advised that this post is subject to the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (Amendment) (England and Wales) Order 2020 and therefore this post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).