Job Details

School Business Manager
Outstanding special school seeks School Business Manager

Job Grade: Kent Range 11

Salary: £38,415.00 - £44,208.00

Hours: Full time (52 weeks)

Start Date: 02/07/2018

Interviews: 04/06/2018

Closing date: 25/05/2018

Meadowfield School is an outstanding (OFSTED 2014) special school located in Sittingbourne and serves pupils with profound, severe and complex needs including autism.  We currently have approximately 270 pupils comprised of Lower School which includes our Observation and Assessment Nursery called Honey Bees, Secondary Department, and 6th Form.  The Meadowfield Inclusion Development and Support (MIDAS) Centre is our highly regarded inclusion and outreach service which successfully supports over 60 schools and 70 settings across Swale, increasing capacity to meet the needs of pupils with additional needs.  We also support the development of special education across Kent through our role as a Teaching School and as a National Support School.

Now is an exciting time to join our exceptional school as part of the Senior Management Team, to ensure effective resource management across the school while contributing to the successful delivery of the school’s strategic objectives. Due to promotion, the Governing Body invites applications from suitably experienced and dynamic candidates to work with the Principal, Leadership Group, Senior Management Team, staff and pupils to take the school forward into its next stage of development, leading on all aspects of finance.

Ideally, the successful candidate will have the Certificate/Diploma in School Business Management, an accountancy related qualification, extensive knowledge of complex financial procedures and regulations gained through experience in an educational setting.  The successful candidate should also have the ability to think and plan creatively and strategically, have excellent communication skills and a good sense of humour.

Meadowfield School is committed to the continuing professional development of all staff.  We encourage all our employees to further their career development and we respect initiative and ambition.  As such, Meadowfield is committed to performance management, staff training, coaching, mentoring and peer support.  All staff are positively encouraged to progress.  In return, we expect commitment to the school and a desire to improve and excel in all things.  All new recruits to our team are further supported by a comprehensive induction programme.

All appointments to Meadowfield School are conditional upon a satisfactory DBS check and a health questionnaire.  In addition, the school will require references to be taken up after shortlisting but prior to interview.  Candidates will be expected to have a minimum of two references one of which must be your current or most recent employer which must be completed fully. Meadowfield is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils. This post is subject to an Enhanced Disclosure Application to the Disclosure and Barring Service. 

Please visit to view the application pack and complete an online application form (CVs will not be considered). Visits to the school are encouraged; to arrange an appointment please contact our HR Officer via email at or phone 01795 477788 (option 3).