Job Details

School Business Manager

Job Grade: 12

Salary: £33,420.00 - £35,990.00

Hours: 37 hours a week, 41 weeks a year

Start Date: 01/09/2018

Closing date: 24/04/2018

Iffley Academy is a highly successful special Academy for students with a range of SEND, which was judged as Outstanding by Ofsted in 2015.  We are the largest special school in Oxfordshire with 155 pupils on roll.  We wish to appoint a School Business Manager who will demonstrate the skills and abilities to manage the effective delivery of all support functions in the Academy, take overall responsibility for the procurement, selection, and management of resources, and contribute to a highly effective Senior Leadership Team.

This is a very exciting time to join us: you will have a pivotal role in the move to our new, state of the art academy buildings on our current site in Iffley, Oxford, planned for September 2019.

The School Business Manager will have experience of working at a senior level within the education sector and will demonstrate a range of operational, strategic and management skills.   The successful candidate will work flexibly in order to meet the Academy’s needs, and will bring expertise in finance, HR, management and administration in order to meet the requirements of the Academy’s status as an exempt charity and a company limited by guarantee.

In return for your commitment and dedication, we offer a competitive salary, professional development, membership of the Local Government Pension Scheme and the opportunity to join a highly professional and supportive team.

Iffley Academy is a member of The Gallery Trust.  The Trust is an expanding and well-resourced Special Needs Multi Academy Trust dedicated to improving outcomes for SEND learners in Oxfordshire.  With 2 academies currently in the Trust, and with 2 special schools in negotiation to join, the Trust’s aim is to build a community of 6 – 8 special schools over the next ten years.  You will have the opportunity to work with like-minded colleagues across the Trust, sharing learning and collaborating in key areas in order to improve outcomes for pupils through the effective management of resources.

The academy is closed for the Easter holidays, and visits are warmly welcomed after we re-open on Monday 16 April 2018. 

Application process

To apply for this post, please download an application form and job pack from our website  Alternatively please email or telephone 01865 747606 to request an application form and a job pack.   Please note that the academy is closed until Monday 16 April 2018 - the recruitment email address will be checked occasionally during the period Thursday 29 March to Friday 13 April 2018.      

Please submit your application form by 5pm on Tuesday 24 April 2018 to  Please ensure you detail any gaps in employment, and use the selection criteria which is contained in the job pack when you prepare your application, as shortlisting for interview will be based on how closely you demonstrate your ability to fulfill the essential criteria.  We do not accept CVs.  If you are shortlisted, we will take up written references before your interview so please provide permission for this and provide accurate phone and email contact details for your referees. One of your referees must be your current or last employer, and if you are employed in a school, must include your current Head Teacher.  

The Gallery Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff to share this commitment.  The successful candidate will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check, Occupational Health check and a probationary period of 6 months.  The Gallery Trust is an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from a range of ethnic backgrounds to represent diversity in line with our school community.