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School Business Manager

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St Mary’s Catholic Primary School Cross Street Chesterfield
Salary details
Grade 10 £33,034 - £36,239 per annum, pro rata
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
37 hours per week
Closing Date
15 July 2024


Following the retirement of our current School Business Manager, the Headteacher and Governors of St Mary’s Catholic Primary School are looking to recruit a highly motivated, forward thinking, experienced School Business Manager to join our team. 

The role

The successful individual will play a key role in overseeing the non-teaching aspects of school development, supporting the school in providing an exceptional learning environment and experience for our children and community. The role encompasses responsibility for the strategic development and operation for the business functions of our school. This includes financial resource management, ICT and information management, facility and property management, health and safety, strategic operations for human resources as well as statutory compliance. 

We are looking for someone who:

  • brings experience in a similar role, ideally in an education setting
  • has skills in managing finance and budgets, personnel and payroll procedures, and resource allocation
  • has a good understanding of school health, safety, first-aid and safeguarding protocols
  • is exceptionally organised, manages time well and pays attention to detail
  • is experienced in complex project planning and delivery
  • is kind, friendly and professional 

We will offer you:

  • An enthusiastic, supportive and forward thinking team with a commitment to wellbeing and work life balance
  • Regular training and continued professional development.
  • Support and development through an effective appraisal system and regular feedback from monitoring.
  • Support from an experienced Headteacher, Leadership Team and Governing Board.
  • a supportive network of colleagues from local schools who collaborate to ensure the best for all children in the Local Authority.
  • Friendly, motivated, committed staff
  • The chance to work with parents who are supportive of our school values and ethos
  • Happy, engaged and well-motivated children (Behaviour, Personal Development and Attitudes Outstanding Ofsted Dec 2018)

Our school:

  • OFSTED Good overall with Outstanding Personal Development, Behaviour and Welfare (Dec 2018)
  • Section 48 Inspection Outstanding (June 2019)
  • A close partnership with our parish and the Diocese of Hallam 

You are invited to come and see our wonderful school. To make an appointment please contact: Nicola Brown (School Business Manager)


01246 232170

Please ensure your completed application is returned no later than 12 noon on the Closing Date.

Provisional Interview Date: 18 July 2024

Due to this post having access to children and/or vulnerable adults, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a Disclosure and Barring Service check. The possession of a criminal record will not necessarily prevent an applicant from obtaining this post, as all cases are judged individually according to the nature of the role and information provided. Click here to see our policy on criminal background checks.