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School Business Manager

  • Location:

    South Gloucestershire, Gloucestershire

  • Sector:

    Social Care

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  • Salary:

    Up to £34000 per annum

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  • Published:

    4 months ago

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Job Description

We are looking for a Schol Business Manager at a bespoke new school opening in September 2021.

The site is for 11-16 year olds with SEMH needs. This takes the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive - be that with GSCEs or a vocational route.

The main purpose of the role:

The Business Manager is part of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the Finance, Health & Safety, HR, Premises and administration whilst supporting the site lead with lead. The supervision and development of support services teams to ensure an efficient, safe, healthy, clean, attractive and comfortable environment is provided within budget whilst business aims and objectives are met as a minimum and exceeded where possible.

Key duties:

Take delegated responsibility as appropriate for specific time periods and areas such as financial and other relevant decisions and actions.
Line manage the team leads of each of the Support Services ensuring the development and effective performance management of all members of the teams.
Ensure clear direction for each support team function providing regular feedback through informal one to one meetings and formal appraisal or performance management processes
Support the annual budgeting process ensuring all relevant parties at site are included so that budgets are realistic and cover all likely expenditure and highlight any new or expected expenditure.
Communicate agreed budgets to budget holders educating as necessary to allow for regular accurate reporting on budget.
In liaison with central functions and operating within processes and procedures work with SLT to prioritise and adjust expenditure throughout the year to keep within allocated budgets, e.g. major repairs and capital expenditure.
Duties to also include being a H&S Coordinator which includes- Plan, instigate and maintain records of fire practices and alarm tests, ensure systems are in place to enable the identification of hazards and risk assessments and much more - See Job Description for further details
In liaison with central HR function, oversee all local HR related procedures including maintenance of accurate and safe employment records and ensure that all HR processes, including safer recruitment are followed, are compliant and in line with the requirements of the regulatory bodies and company procedures and policies.
Liaise closely with the Director of Estates and others on larger projects to ensure that local teams and resources are appropriately deployed to balance Opex and Capex requirements.
Ensure that all property, fixture and fittings, grounds and other facilities are maintained to high standards of safety and security.
Duties will vary, you must expect to diversify and lend a hand wherever is required.

Successful candidate qualities:

A Management or Professional qualification in related area to role e.g. Management Diploma or Finance qualification is desirable.
Relevant regulations and standards for education and care.
Current inspection frameworks used by regulatory and statutory bodies.
Safeguarding and legislative procedures when working with children and vulnerable adults.
Management and knowledge of EBITDA, financial systems, processes and budget preparation.
Excellent communication skills with a range of internal and external people, verbally and in writing
Ability to form & promote positive relationships with and between young people, employees, parents and representatives of outside agencies

What's on offer?

Full training and continued support
Life assurance and pension
Health cash back plan
Car lease scheme
Bike to work scheme
Perk box
Free parking

Be part of something new, we are looking for a team of people interested in the reward task of shaping this exciting new provision right from the very start.

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