Business Manager

Alcester AcademyWarwickshire

Alcester Academy is a small, oversubscribed school in South Warwickshire meeting the needs of 640 pupils in Y7-11.

The school is a stand-alone academy providing education for children in the local priority area. Alcester Academy has enjoyed securing extremely positive pupil outcomes over the last four years. This has placed the school in the top five percent of schools nationally and in a most favourable position in comparison to selective schools.

This is a very exciting time for the academy. Under new leadership, the school is looking to secure future development opportunities and we are seeking an experienced, dynamic, professional Business Manager to help facilitate these opportunities.

The successful candidate must have strong financial and business management skills and equally impressive leadership ability as Business Manager, to lead a group of support staff and manage the financial, administration and IT functions supporting the academic and non-academic activities. The role will include duties as day-to-day Financial Controller, Fire Officer, Health and Safety Appointed Person and Data Protection Officer.

The successful candidate must be a Graduate or have equivalent education, with a professional qualification ideally financial and should have experience working in general, financial, property and IT/systems management and have undertaken advanced studies and/or have relevant professional qualifications in those areas. Excellent communication, administration and interpersonal skills together with flexibility and a commitment to working proactively and creatively as part of a team are essential qualities for the role.

The standards for school business managers are set out by the Institute of School Business Leaders

The successful candidate will be measured against these standards.

This is a critical school appointment working alongside a passionate and committed senior leadership team. The salary package will be commensurate with the experience of the appointed candidate.

Alcester Academy is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment. Successful applicants will be subject to appropriate checks including an enhanced DBS check and reference checks.

To apply for this role, forward a completed application form, a competency checklist, an equal opportunities monitoring form and a covering letter outlining why you feel that your skills and experience would equip you to take on this role, by email to:

The deadline for applications is Friday 22nd January 2021 at 12 noon.

Starting as soon as possible at the start of 2021.

If you have any queries about the role or would like to discuss it in more detail, please contact Sarah Mellors –

Under Covid-19, we are still happy to organise an out of hours tour of the school if desired.

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