Earlham Primary School – School Business Manager

Grade: P05

Responsible to: Headteacher

Hours: 36 hours x 52 weeks (with annual leave)

Start Date: 1st September 2022

We are seeking an experienced, proactive, highly motivated and hardworking Business Manager to take responsibility for the strategic leadership of our school’s business and financial responsibilities.

Earlham Primary School is a vibrant and ambitious two-form entry school serving its local diverse community in Wood Green, North London. Our school provides a welcoming, safe and inclusive learning environment built on mutual respect and trust.

This is an exciting time to be joining our enthusiastic, committed and friendly team of staff who are determined to drive positive change. We recently moved into a fantastic new school building and are now looking forward to seeing the completion of our new outdoor learning and play spaces in the summer.

Our new school provides our pupils and staff with modern facilities and technology, fit for the 21st Century, in an inspiring, stimulating and safe new learning environment that brings fresh investment into the area for the local community.

This post offers the successful candidate the opportunity to develop the role to its full potential and our new School Business Manager will play a key role in shaping the direction and future of the school to support the new phase of its development.

The successful candidate will join the school’s Senior Leadership Team and be expected to make a major contribution to the work of that team in all aspects of its work in school.

You will have:
 A good degree
 A certificate, or diploma, in School Business Management or be prepared to complete accreditation
 Leadership and management experience of areas including finance and health and safety
 Experience of premises and facilities management
 Excellent communication skills and the ability to present both written and verbal information for the Headteacher, Senior Leadership Team and Governors
 A genuine desire to involve yourself fully in the life of our school and to work as part of our forward-thinking team of professionals

We require someone who:
 Has previous office and or business management experience
 Has ideally worked within a school setting or has the relevant skills required to undertake the role
 Is able to lead teams effectively, building upon current good practice
 Is able to prioritise work and ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner
 Is highly motivated and able to effectively juggle the varied responsibilities
 Communicates confidently and effectively with a range of stakeholders

In return for your commitment we can offer you:
• A highly supportive and approachable staff team
• The opportunity to work within a welcoming, modern and highly motivated environment
• A commitment to your professional development
• Excellent transport links – walking distance to Wood Green Station (Piccadilly Line) and Alexandra Palace Train Station

If the idea of this role excites you and you have the right qualifications and experience, we look forward to hearing from you.

Visits to the school are welcomed. Please ring the school office to arrange an appointment (0208 888 2780).

Please email the Headteacher’s PA, Fiona Sweeney, fsweeney4.309@lgflmail.org for an application pack or to arrange an informal telephone conversation with the Headteacher.

The 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 a DBS enhanced disclosure check.

Closing Date: Friday 1st July 2022 (9am)

Shortlisting: Friday: 1st July 2022

Interviews: Week commencing Monday 4th July 2022

The school reserves the right to commence the interview process at any time prior to the closing date so early application is recommended.