Job Details

School Business Manager

We have a fantastic opportunity for a School Business Manager to join us at our site in Oxford. You will take the lead and manage all non-academic areas of the school and residential children's home.

Job Grade: Senior Leadership Team

Salary: £37,145.92 - £43,513.79

Hours: Full-time 38 hours p/w Monday - Friday

Start Date: 16/03/2020

Interviews: 09/03/2020

Closing date: 02/03/2020

MacIntyre Academies Trust opened its first academy, in Headington, Oxford in September 2014.  Endeavour Academy is an Academy School for children and young people with autism and associated severe Learning Difficulties aged from 9 to 19 years old.  MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.



The Role


Reporting to the Principal you will be responsible for the leadership and management of all non-academic areas of the school and the residential children’s home including finance, administration, facilities, IT, security, health & safety, transport and maintenance.  The Head of Support Services also has oversight of these aspects across all our schools and you will work closely with them, being mutually supportive and driving provision forwards.


You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy.  You will develop and maintain key relationships with local authorities, suppliers and regulatory bodies.  Within your bursary role you will produce accounts and conduct audits in line with the Trust’s financial policies and procedures and report to the local advisory board of the school and the residential children’s home on income and expenditure.


About You


You will hold a degree level qualification or equivalent and have demonstrative experience of Profit and Loss accounts and cash flow forecasts in a commercial environment.  Experience of leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team is essential and you will have general management and specialist experience in at least one bursarial function.  Experience in school finances using SIMS / FMS or equivalent would be desirable.





In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, local government pension scheme, an Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing and full induction, training and career opportunities.



MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   MacIntyre Academies’ Safeguarding Policy can be found on our website and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.