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School Business Manager

Posted on 22 October 2021

  • LocationElm Grove Primary School
  • Salary£32,910 - £35,745 pro rata
  • ContractPermanent
  • Closing DateThis vacancy has closed

Job Summary
Job reference orbis/TP/490/18337
Positions available 1
Working hours 37 per week, Term Time + 3 weeks
Closing date This vacancy has closed
Job category Administration & Clerical
Organisation Brighton & Hove City Council
Directorate BHCC: External

Job introduction

Paid weeks per year: 47.10 weeks per year i.e. 44.85 (up to 5 years continuous service) plus 0.15 per day for the additional 3 weeks) inclusive of holiday entitlement

Start date: 1st January 2022

Elm Grove Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS disclosure is required for this post.

Applications are particularly welcome from individuals from under-represented groups.



About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and efficient person with excellent financial and organisational skills to join our school team. This could be an experienced School Business Manager or someone with strong financial qualifications or experience looking to move into a school environment.

The main duties of the role will be those relating to the finances, human resources, health & safety of the school, and the line management of the admin and premises teams. The successful candidate will provide strategic advice the Headteacher and Governors during the year but especially during the budget setting process and ensure compliance with policies on financial matters.

Duties will include responsibility for:

Financial planning and budget monitoring
HR and payroll processing
Premises and health and safety
Data protection

Keeping governors and School Leadership Team informed

Leading the admin team


The ideal candidate should hold an NVQ Level 4 or equivalent qualification in relevant discipline eg. Certificate of School Business Management, Diploma in Business Administration or AAT Diploma in Accounting, or be qualified by experience.


For the right candidate, there is some flexibility in terms of the number of hours. We are looking to appoint the best candidate for the job and will negotiate from there.

Elm Grove is a thriving primary school with a dedicated and professional
staff.   We have an excellent reputation for our inclusive practices and are proud of the positive ethos and good relationships that exist in our school. The successful candidate would be expected to make very strong contributions towards this important aspect of the school's community.

Application forms and further details are available from the council website or the school: or tel: (01273)708004

Visits to the school are welcome (please contact the school office to make an appointment).

Closing date: Monday 15th November at Midday

Interview date: Monday 22nd November 

Completed application forms accepted by email/post direct to the school address:

Elm Grove, Brighton, BN2 3ES, email:

School Office: (01273) 708004


Additional information

Work Permits: We may be able to obtain a Work Permit for this post but this is subject to meeting the requirements of the UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) Points-based Immigration System. Please see for more information on the Skilled Worker Visa.


Company information

Please note that this post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974, and is subject to a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) Check.

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The School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Brighton & Hove Schools do not accept CV or resume.


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