Job Details

School Business Manager

Required for September 2021, a full-time, permanent school business manager.

Job Grade: L10 – L18 (£52,723 - £64,143)

Salary: £52,723.00 - £64,143.00

Hours: Full Time

Start Date: 01/09/2021

Interviews: 29/04/2021

Closing date: 19/04/2021


This is a rare and exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to play a central role in helping shape the vision and direction of the school over the next five to ten years. This is a crucial and significant appointment for the school. We are looking to appoint a person who has excellent inter-personal and organisational skills with high personal standards who has the ability to lead, delegate and work well under pressure.

As a member of the senior team, the role has wide-ranging aspects including significant responsibility for all aspects of Budget, Finance, Premises, Administration, HR, Commercial Lettings, Domestic Services and Health and Safety. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing professional leadership and management of all school support staff in partnership with teaching staff, to improve their effectiveness in order to achieve improved standards of teaching and learning and achievement in the school.

Sheldon is a high-performing school with a strong record of success. It is a very happy school and staff morale is high. Our vision is to be a forward-thinking and outward-looking school.

“The all-pervading caring ethos ensures that pupils are happy and able to thrive from the moment they arrive at school. The vibrant atmosphere created reflects the commitment to pupils’ enriching and positive school experiences.” Ofsted June 2017.

We are situated in attractive parkland on the edge of the rapidly growing market town of Chippenham, surrounded by beautiful countryside. There are good rail and road links to London, we are 5 minutes from junction 17 on the M4 and a 10-minute train journey to the beautiful Roman City of Bath.

If you possess the drive, energy, passion and ambition needed, we would very much like to hear from you.

To apply, please submit a covering letter of no more than two sides of A4 and complete the application form and submit this to

For further details about the school, please visit our website

Closing Date: Monday, 19 April 2021 – Noon
Interview Dates: 29 and 30 April 2021

Sheldon School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post requires a satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure.