Business Manager

Employer: St Mary of the Angels
Salary: Pro rata starts at £27,969 41 weeks
Location: St Mary of the Angels
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time/Term Time
Hours: 37 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 27/11/2023 at 17:00
Reference: P/23/261151

School Business Manager - Grade 8. £27969 – £32,209 (actual)

Permanent position - 37 hours per week, 41 weeks per year.

To start February 2024 for a period of employment alongside retiring postholder.

The Governors and school leaders at St Mary of the Angels Catholic Primary School, wish to appoint a School Business Manager to join our dedicated, hardworking and positive team.

Our happy and successful school needs an excellent team player, with the necessary experience, expertise and energy to ensure the business operations of the school run efficiently in our one form entry school. The school business manager will collaborate closely with the Headteacher, Governors and Senior Leaders to support the strategic development and continued improvement of the school.  

This key role will encompass responsibility for financial management, human resources, health and safety and school admissions. Alongside the leadership of the school office, you will be responsible for managing our in-house catering team and oversee premises management. We are therefore looking for someone who is highly motivated, flexible and organised.

To be successful in this role, you will need:

  • A relevant professional qualification in school business management or equivalent, or willingness to study towards gaining the qualification.
  • Excellent financial and analytical skills, with the ability to prepare and monitor budgets, reports and forecasts.
  • Strong leadership and interpersonal skills, with the ability to communicate effectively with staff, governors, parents, and external stakeholders
  • A proactive and flexible approach, with the ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and deadlines.
  • A commitment to the vision, values, and Catholic ethos of the school.

In return, we can offer

  • A school where together we Love Jesus, Love Learning and Love Life.
  • An opportunity to become a member of a happy and supportive team of staff
  • A school which passionately believes in developing the skills of staff
  • The opportunity to work with wonderful, caring and enthusiastic children who benefit from a truly broad and balanced curriculum which offers children fantastic opportunities for all.
  • Opportunity to work in a modern, bright and well-equipped school environment

St. Mary of the Angels is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. Successful candidates will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check along with other relevant safer recruitment checks. We are an Equal Opportunities employer and we welcome applications from under-represented groups. Applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage & civil partnerships. Online checks: Please note that as part of the process we may carry out an online search for shortlisted candidates using information provided in your application form as part of our safer recruitment practices. This may help identify any incidents or issues that have happened in the past.

If you would like to visit school, please email school to arrange, it is not, however, compulsory.

To apply, please visit the school website and download all of the appropriate documentation and return to  Please do not apply online - applications will only be accepted on a CES application form - avaialble from the school website


Closing date is 27th November 23

Interviews 4th December 23

Preferred start date – End of February 2024.


How to apply

Please follow the link to the school website, where the most up to date application form and documentation is available.  Once completed, please send to or by post to the school address. Applications will only be accepted on a CES application form. 

This vacancy is now closed


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