Summerfields Primary School

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School Business Manager REF: 50061858

Summerfields Primary School, Newport, Isle of Wight

Grade 10, £10,852.80 to £11,793.84 per annum

Vacancy Reference: 50061858

Closing Date: 25/02/2020

Hours: 15 hours per week (46 weeks per year)

Contract Type: Permanent         

Consistently rated as "Good" by Ofsted, we are seeking to appoint an experienced School Business Manager. The successful candidate will be fluent in the use of SIMS, FMS, MS Office and preferably Access budget software. The role also covers HR and payroll, liaison with external contractors, a broad responsibility for health & Safety and a general insight into property issues. Providing monthly finance reports, the successful candidate will have the confidence to prepare and present financial reports to  the Headteacher and Board of Governors, along with providing advice and guidance on a number of operational issues. A pleasant disposition and the ability to work as part of a team in a demanding environment would also be an advantage. Interviews will be held on 11th March 2020.  Previous experience of working in a school would be an advantage.        

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination, we actively promote the diversity of our workforce and we provide flexible working options (where appropriate) to support the different needs of our employees.                         

The Isle of Wight Council is an equal opportunities employer and is proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community.                        

This council and its schools recruit according to the council's Safer Recruitment policy and are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.           


In addition to the above, the Isle of Wight Council is a Disability Confident Employer. This means that providing an individual meets the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared themselves as disabled, they will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.                            

For further information or an informal discussion please contact the School Office on the following number, 01983 525085.  Please visit the school website: to download an application pack.         

In the interests of efficiency and economy, no further communication will be sent to you unless you reach the final shortlist. This means that if you do not hear from the recruiting manager within three weeks of the closing date, we regret that your application will not have been successful on this occasion.