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This school is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

School visits are strongly encouraged.  Please contact the school office on 01823 284912 or email to arrange a visit.


School Business Manager


Salary:               Grade 11/12 Depending on experience (£21,589 - £25,295)

Contract Type:    Permanent

Working Hours:   37 hrs/week (Annual)

Start Date:         ASAP from 1st October 2019


Lyngford Park Primary School is a forward thinking ambitious and exciting school, staffed by talented and committed teachers who are well supported by a strong and dynamic Senior Leadership Team, excellent team of teaching assistants, support staff and a highly committed Governing Body.


We need an exceptional School Business Manager to join our team. You will provide strategic leadership and management for finance, human resources, information systems, administration, health and safety, property and facilities management, in conjunction with the Senior Leadership Team, reporting to the Headteacher.


Main Duties:

  • Lead in planning, control and administration of the school finances; contribute to the effective deployment of whole school budget; provide advisory support services, and assists in the development of the school’s business plan monitoring and reporting on monthly budget updates to SLT and Governors.
  • You will lead on the comprehensive management of the support services, including ICT. management and supervision of the site and site contractors, including tendering and overseeing the work of contracts.
  • You will work with a high degree of independence within, LA and statutory regulations and policies.
  • You will be a problem solver identifying and selecting solutions from a range of diversified established procedures and standards, utilising your experience.
  • Be responsible for the line management of a team covering administrative and premises duties.


Successful applicants will have:

  • A strong financial/administrative management background, ideally within a school/educational setting
  • A high degree of professionalism
  • Highly effective interpersonal and communication skills
  • exceptional organisation and problem solving skills, with an ability to work under pressure and prioritise accordingly
  • Experience of dealing with HR issues including payroll administration
  • Good skills in IT, MS Office package (Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Publisher) and working knowledge of school management and procedures including SIMS & FMS.
  • The Certificate in School Business Management is desirable, however support will be provide to  gain the qualification if necessary
  • The ability to lead a team, line managing staff


We can offer you:

  • Membership of an enthusiastic and highly ambitious team where you will provide strategic leadership and vision making a real contribution to school improvement
  • An active and supportive Governing Body
  • Guaranteed continuous professional development


This post may include the role of Clerk to Governors (this will be subject to negotiation).

For an informal discussion on the above post, please contact Mrs Sarah Loader, Headteacher, by telephone 01823 284912.

 Closing Date:  9am Friday 13 September 2019

 Interviews:     Week commencing 23 September 2019


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed - our children and staff would be delighted to meet you before the formal interview process.  Please contact Mrs Sarah Loader, Headteacher, by telephone 01823 284912.


If you would like to join our friendly, supportive team, please submit an online application form available from together with your CV and a letter in support of your application of no more than 2 A4 sides.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and our recruitment and selection processes are particularly rigorous in relation to child protection.  You should be aware that aspects of the assessment process and interview will explore your motivation and suitability to work with children.


All successful applicants will be required to apply for an Enhanced Disclosure from the DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) which was formally known as Criminal Records Bureau.  Further information can be found at

If you are interested in applying for a post, please email completed application forms to Sarah Harber, Business Manager, at: by the closing dates


Unfortunately, due to the considerable number of enquiries for vacancies, we are unable to acknowledge receipt of your written application unless you specifically request this by enclosing a stamped addressed envelope. If you have not heard from us within 3-4 weeks of the closing date, you should assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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