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School Business Manager

Aspire People Limited
Closing date
4 Dec 2021

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Are you a School Business Manager seeking a new opportunity? Aspire People are working with a MAT in Birmingham for the recruitment of a Business Manager. The role is full time and temporary, with the view of becoming permanent. The role is to start ASAP and is perfect if you're approaching the end of a contract. You will provide full support to the Executive Head Teacher and SLT to ensure effective leadership, management and administration of the school.

As the School Business Manager you will:
*Support with tender processes and ensure they adhere to the policies and procedures of the MAT
*Support with the financial management and Human Resource functions of the school
*Actively contribute to the schools Development Plan, making meaningful suggestions
*Promote the highest standards of business efficiency within the administrative function of the school
*Be an advocate of the school and MAT's continued progress and success and attend meetings when required to present information to the SLT, Executive Leadership Team, COO, CEO and Local Governing Body
*Undertake relevant responsibilities as delegated by the Executive Head or Local Governing Body
*Be highly involved in the school's community and be active in aspects of school life
*Support with the daily financial operation of the school including long-term forecasting, budgeting, monitoring, benchmarking and risk management
*Adhere to all financial regulations (specifically SORP), MAT schemes of delegation, MAT financial procedures and internal control measures
*Support with the preparation of budgets and monitoring
*Prepare information for the statutory accounts for the school and work with the Accounts Manager to support the preparation of the consolidated accounts
*Facilitate financial inspections by internal and external auditors, taking action on recommendations
*Monitor SLA's and contracts to ensure VFM and Best Value are achieved
*Keep up-to-date with changes to financial policy and funding opportunities
*Work with and maintain administrative systems, ensuring maximum efficiency is achieved
*Handle sensitive/confidential data in adherence with data protection regulations
*Remain up-to-date with DfE statutory guidance and legislation that impacts the school
*Support with the planning and implementation of organisational change
*Have a knowledge and understanding of GDPR and how it will impact upon the schools practices
*Understand the management information systems used and remain up-to-date on new technologies
*Support the HR function within school ensuring the relevant HR policies are adhered to
*Be involved in the recruitment process of new staff, being able to identify skills, knowledge and understanding required of candidates
*Prepare salary forecasts to demonstrate affordability and sustainability of staffing structures
*Support with professional development, appraisal and training of admin staff
*Work with payroll software, offering guidance to colleagues where appropriate
*Assist the SLT in ensuring that the school meets all statutory obligations
*Support the HR Manager in regard to employment law and associated matters
*Manage contract services ensuring they remain consistently effective
*Ensure facilities are kept in good repair and meet relevant safety and sustainability standards
*Oversee lettings ensuring they meet legal requirements and do not damage the school and MAT's ethos
*Manage H&S arrangements ensuring these practices meet statutory obligations and are reflected in the MAT's H&S Policy
*Ensure that H&S issues are monitored effectively and delegate responsibility to the relevant members of staff
*Establish and implement a system to identify potential hazards, taking relevant action from this identification
*Understand and follow the MATs safeguarding procedures
*Be an advocate of maintaining and improving safeguarding standards for the school
*Understand safer recruitment , pre-employment checks, DBS to ensure staff and pupils are effectively safeguarded
The successful candidate will have/be:
*Relevant business management qualifications and/or experience
*Safer recruitment training
*Experience of HR and recruiting procedures
*Experience of using management information systems
*Experience of facilities management
*Experience of setting and managing budgets
*Experience of managing and implementing strategic plans and financial reporting
*Have a good understanding of the principles behind school improvement
*Able to present clearly a wide range of specialised information to a range of people
*Able to work sensitively and effectively with colleagues
*Able to lead and manage work and outcomes of other people
*Able to prioritise workload with conflicting deadlines
*Able to problem solve and create innovative solutions
*Excellent ICT skills including knowledge of software packages
The successful candidate must have/be:
*A calm and organised nature
*Excellent verbal and written communication skills
*Excellent time management
*A flexible approach towards working practices
*High expectations of standards
*Ability to work independently or as a team
*Ability to maintain successful working relationships
*High levels of drive, energy and integrity
*Committed to equal opportunities
*Committed to promoting high-quality care to pupils
*Dedicated to promoting professional development
*Able to plan and take control of situations
*Committed to contributing to the wider school and its community
*Be capable of handling a demanding workload and successfully prioritising work
*Be professionally assertive and clear thinking
*Recognised business qualification
*H&S training
*BOM experience
*School SLT experience
*Interests in personal development
*Experience of applying for school grants, fundraising etc

I am keen to speak to experienced Business Managers who are interested in working in this forward-thinking school. Please apply above and I will be in touch. Alternatively, if you know of anyone who is interested we offer generous referral fees! To find out more about Aspire People visit our website

Aspire People Limited provides services as an Education Agency and an Education Employment Business. Aspire People is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of pupils and expects every candidate to share this commitment. Placements are subject, to appropriate Child Protection screening, including checks with former employers and the Disclosure and Barring Checks.
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