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School Business Manager (ref 50047254)


Scale 12 A – E £40,507 - £42,286

Vacancy Reference: 50047254

Closing Date: 30/09/2022

Contract Type: Permanent
Hours: 37 per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an exceptional candidate to become our School Business Manager and key member of our School Leadership Team. We are seeking to appoint a highly motivated, innovative individual committed to ensuring the continued success of our school.

The post holder will be responsible for the strategic development and management of finance, personnel, premises, health & safety, IT and marketing.

The successful candidate will have an analytical, solution oriented and flexible approach in managing a diverse workload and be a positive and enthusiastic team builder. The post holder will also need to have excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels.

In return we offer:

The opportunity to be part of a forward-thinking school that supports and empowers some of the most vulnerable children on the Isle of Wight.

Be part of a friendly, supportive and talented staff team, committed to providing an excellent education for every child

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Jackie Boxx, on 01983 300333.


PLEASE NOTE: Not all school staff are employed directly by the Isle of Wight Council, you can ask on application who the employer for this role will be.

Find out more about working for the Isle of Wight Council and living on the Island here.

The Isle of Wight Council protects its employees from discrimination and this is supported by the Unacceptable Behaviour Policy, Employee Code of Conduct and Behaviours Framework. 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, proud to encourage applications from all cultures, backgrounds and abilities to better reflect the diversity within our local community. In addition to this, we are also a
Disability Confident Employer. Along with a number of other areas of commitments, this means that providing you meet the basic essential requirements of the advertised role and have declared yourself as disabled, you will be offered an opportunity for an interview within the council.

This role falls within the strategic partnership between the Isle of Wight Council and Hampshire County Council. The employer will be the Isle of Wight Council and employment is on Isle of Wight terms and conditions. Hampshire County Council has delivered, on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, all of its children’s services functions and will continue to do so until 2023. The original five-year partnership arrangement under direction of the Secretary of State finished in 2018 but has been extended voluntarily by both local authorities for a further five years.

The management reporting line for this role is ultimately through Hampshire County Council Children’s Services Director/Assistant Director and managers who take operational responsibility for children’s services.

This council and its schools recruit according to the council’s Recruitment, Policy and Procedure 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.


Closing Date: Friday 30th September 2022
Interviews: Wednesday 12th October 2022