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School Business Manager


Job Description:

  • School Business Manager
  • Harrow  
  • Full Time, All Year Round (52 weeks). Annual leave to be taken in the school holiday period. 
  • Annual Salary: £35,000 - £45,000

A school in Harrow is currently looking to recruit an experienced School Business Manager. The Business Manager is part of the Senior Leadership team and this role requires a dedicated, flexible and organised individual who will approach work with a positive attitude, honesty, confidentiality and integrity.

This is a varied role that encompasses all areas of school management. If successful, you would be responsible for the management of key support staff, a large financial budget, monitoring and reporting to the Headteacher, Governors and LA, HR, premises, health & safety, IT and catering provision to ensure the school is able to deliver its vision and goals and move to the next stage of its development.


The School Business Manager is the school’s leading support staff professional who is responsible for personnel management, premises management, budget planning, administration aspects of financial management, payroll administration, Health & Safety, compliance & administration.

To apply for this position you must:
• Have previous experience as a School Business Manager
• Hold the CSBM or DSBM qualification
• Have experience leading, coaching and motivating staff, ensuring professional development and effectively challenging and managing any underperformance
• Have technical expertise in managing and co-ordinating the educational, administrative and financial affairs of a school
• Have a high level of interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
• Have strong IT, systems, administrative and organisational skills
• Be able to manage several projects at once, prioritising accordingly to meet deadlines
• Understand of relevant legislation, policies and procedures, and the ability to apply this understanding to real situations

The School

This large, diverse secondary  school is rated 'good' by Ofsted. There is a highly supportive Headteacher and established leadership team in place whose vision is to inspire excellence for all through the school values of Resilience, Respect, Creativity, Responsibility and Integrity.  Staff, governors and parents are committed and always willing to help the school to grow and make progress. There are regular opportunities for professional development. The school is a vibrant school with a relentless focus on high expectations and aspirations. 

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

    Temporary, Full Time

  • Work Authorisation


  • Industry Sector Education