Connecting Talent to opportunity

Connecting Talent to opportunity

School Business Manager


Job Description:


We are working with a primary school in Newham looking for a new school business manager


The role


Full Time 52 weeks of the year with 24 days holiday (not including Bank Holiday)

Hours: 36 hours per week

Salary: PO4-PO7 (SMR grading considered for the right candidate)

Newham (very commutable for south of the river candidates as well)

Start date ASAP


This is a new and exciting post and the successful candidate will enjoy a busy and varied working schedule.


The School Business Manager holds a key post of senior responsibility within the school. Reporting directly to the CEO/Headteacher, the SBM is responsible for ensuring all financial and non-teaching aspects of the school run efficiently and effectively. The SBM is a member of the Senior Leadership Team (SLT) and is expected to contribute significantly to the continuous improvement of the School’s services.


This role is open to experienced school business managers or to those working in a financial role who would like to become a school business manager. The Trust will support the undertaking of the relevant SBM qualification and will also provide training for specific systems, such as Bromcom, PS Financials (Iris) and using the Google cloud.


Our client is looking for someone with a positive and proactive approach to their work, who is bright and enthusiastic with an outgoing disposition. Professionalism at all times and an ability to work well with the team, but to also work efficiently without direction are prerequisites for this position.


We have a policy to respond to all applications within three working days. However, because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to reply to individual enquiries. If we have not contacted you within this specified time your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. Philosophy Education is a Recruitment Business and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its clients.


  • Job Type

    Permanent, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education
  • Career Level

    Manager (Manager/Supervisor of Staff)

  • Educational level

    'A' level/Higher or equivalent