School Business Manager


School Business Manager

Hours: 40 hours per week, full time
Start Date: 31/10/2022
Interviews: 19/09/2022
Closing Date: 16/09/2022
Salary: £43,000.00 - £47,000.00

Ellern Mede School is outstanding in every category over the last three Ofsted inspections

School Business Manager

40 hours per week, year-round

£43,000 – £47,000

Ellern Mede School is a small ‘outstanding’ school in North London currently spread over two main sites. In the last three inspections the school has consecutively received an outstanding grade in every category of inspection. As a result of this record, the school proprietors have decided to open a stand-alone non-hospital provision catering for young people who suffer from SEMH, high functioning autism, anxiety, depression and school phobia.

This is a key role, responsible directly to the Head Teacher, in helping to plan for and implement the effective use of the school’s funding and to generate additional income all with the aim of ultimately improving students’ life chances and to deliver on our school priorities.

As a result of our expansion onto a new site in Whetstone, North London, we are looking for an enthusiastic individual to build, lead and manage the School’s Central Administration function and a team of estates and administration staff at our new provision. The Central Administration Team (CAT) provide a range of specific administrative responsibilities, as well as, finance, ICT, human resources, estates, health & safety, risk management and marketing

The successful candidate will be comfortable working collaboratively in a dynamic and vibrant recently refurbished environment and possess outstanding leadership, operational and administrative skills with a thorough working knowledge of MS Office, MIS systems (ideally ISAMS).

They must be an excellent organiser, able to act on their own initiative to problem-solve and possess outstanding interpersonal skills. The post holder will have considerable knowledge of best practice within an administrative setting, have excellent time management skills and the resilience of managing a team across two sites.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be a financially astute leader with experience in an educational setting.
  • Have well developed strategic planning, procurement, project management, analytical and organisational skills.
  • Have a proven track record of managing Finance, HR and Estates
  • Be experienced in getting the best from teams, motivating others and planning for improvement.

 The role: 

  • Responsible for the management of Finance, Administration, ICT, HR, Estates, Health & Safety and Risk Management.
  • Promote the highest standards and ensure the school makes best use of the resources available to support key objectives.
  • Uphold and promote the vision, values and ethos of the school, always acting with integrity.

A calm approach, attention to detail, awareness of confidentiality and the ability to work to tight deadlines under pressure are essential, as is the ability to deal confidently with a wide range of people and situations.

The school’s benefits include:

  • Complimentary lunch during term-time.
  • Fees remission for children of staff.
  • Commitment to professional development.
  • Access to high quality CPD

Please note only applications submitted on the school’s application form will be considered.

For further information and to apply please refer to the job description, person specification and application forms at the following link:

Closing date for applications: 12pm, Friday 16th September 2022

 The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants will be required to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and an Enhanced check with the Disclosure and Barring Service.

As a provider of employment and education, we value the diversity of our staff and pupils. We are committed to providing a fair, equitable and mutually supportive learning and working environment for our pupils and staff.

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