School Business Manager, lewisham

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Sedgehill Schoollewisham
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Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Job title: School Business Manager

Location: Lewisham

Job Start: ASAP

Salary range: £33,000 - £48,000

Sedgehill School prides itself on its “commitment to ensuring teaching and learning is of the highest quality so that all students can achieve their potential”. Due to succession planning, we are seeking to appoint a talented and experienced School Business Manager.  Reporting to the Head Teacher, you will be responsible for taking a strategic lead in the development, design, organisation and monitoring of the support services within the School including management of the School and PFI provider interface.

You will be accountable for budget negotiations, budgetary control and compliance; research and make recommendations regarding the strategic development of the School and line management of staff, including commissioning and delegation of relevant activities.

Key duties include:

• Lead on Finance: the financial management of the School, Plan, prepare, monitor and evaluate budgets and future years budget planning

• Provide a range of financial and budgetary information as required

• Identify and maximize income generation

• HR, Marketing & School Administration

• Lead and manage Administrative, Site, IT and Cover staff

• Facilities/Health & Safety

• Oversee the maintenance of the school site and the buildings

• Work to ensure that the maximum benefits of the PFI are realised

With previous experience within a school or business environment, you will hold a School Business Management qualification at degree level or equivalent; possess extensive budgeting/accountancy experience and have excellent interpersonal and communication skills. This is a highly visible and challenging role in which the successful applicant will possess natural leadership skills enabling you to get the best from your team. 

Sedgehill School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Our commitment is underpinned by robust processes and procedures that seek to continuously promote a culture of safeguarding amongst our workforce.

Additional information: It is important that all applicants complete the application process. Please send your application form to Danielle Newman at our partner CER Education Recruitment or call Danielle on 0203 967 8005. Please ask for an application form or you can download it from

All successful applicants will be required to complete an enhanced DBS (formerly CRB) check which must be maintained throughout the period of employment.

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More about Sedgehill School
Address: Sedgehill Road, London, SE6 3QW, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 20 86988911