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School Business Manager - Term Time

Chartham Primary School, Canterbury

  • Ref:KCC886-2259-230S
  • Posted:02/12/2021
  • Pay:Kent Range 8
  • Start Date:Immediate
  • App Close Date:05/01/2022 at 09:00
  • Interviews:Week commencing 10th January 2022


Here at Chartham Primary School, we are looking for a dynamic, experienced and committed individual to take on the exciting role as School Business Manager. This new role includes a broad range of responsibilities that will require an extensive set of skills, enthusiasm and resilience. Having a bubbly, enthusiastic and positive ‘can-do’ approach are all essential too.

 As SBM you will be responsible for managing the school’s finances, including day-to-day financial tasks, purchasing, budget setting and budget monitoring. You will also oversee premises and facilities matters, including health and safety, and the administrative function of our school. Advising on and implementing the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate effectively and efficiently are also key duties within the role. This post requires adaptability, flexibility and an empathetic approach, as daily life in school can be fast-paced with frequent changes.

The SBM will be the line manager for the office and site staff, and suggest solutions where necessary to support the School Leadership Team, whilst organising their own time and priorities independently. They will also have the drive to review and refresh systems, making use of new and existing technologies to improve efficiency.

The SBM will work closely with the Headteacher; this will be a key, trusting relationship. They will regularly interact with a range of stakeholders (staff, governors, parents, pupils and external people) so will need to be highly organised, work well as part of a team and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The post will be 35 hours a week, term time only, plus two additional weeks at Kent Range 8, £26,205-£29,885 pro-rata - this equates to an actual salary of £22,096-£25,199.

If you would like further information, or would like to come and visit our wonderful school, please contact the school office.

Information about the school

Chartham Primary is situated in a rural setting in the large village of Chartham. The school moved to two-form entry permanently in September 2020 and has a roll of approximately 375.

We have extensive playing fields, plenty of space for outdoor learning and multiple Forest School areas. We also have a school radio station.

We pride ourselves in providing an enriched curriculum for our pupils in a fully inclusive environment. Our staff team are committed to providing the best possible education for each child and working in partnership with parents. We are proud to hold the IQM award for Inclusion and had a very successful Ofsted inspection in October 2019.

Chartham Primary School and St Stephen's Infant School have shared Executive Leadership arrangements with the Chief Executive Officer, Chief Finance Officer and HR Officer working across the two schools. Building on this relationship, we converted to a Multi-Academy Trust, Inspira, on the 1st April 2021. The successful candidate will be employed by Inspira Academy Trust on the terms and conditions set out here. Inspira Academy Trust is committed to paying all its staff on national and local terms and conditions of service.

Job Contact Information

  • Name:Emma Ribbans, Headteacher
  • Address:Shalmsford Street, Canterbury, Kent, CT4 7QN
  • Telephone: (01227) 738225
  • Email: admin@inspiraacademy.co.uk

Fax: (01227) 732175


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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).