Business Manager, Buckinghamshire

Closing date:

Swanbourne House SchoolBuckinghamshire

Date posted:
Start date: ASAP
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Competitive Salary (According to experience and qualifications)
Contract term: Permanent

Swanbourne House School is a Co-educational Day and Boarding school for 3 – 13 years. Nestled within 55 acres of beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside, Swanbourne House offers every child the opportunity to unlock their individual greatness. We impart a sense of value and self worth to awaken a personal discovery of talents and passions.

We are looking for a dynamic and forward thinking Business Manager to oversee the financial and business affairs of the School. The role is also responsible for managing the facilities, general services, grounds and support teams.

The Role;

The Business Manager is responsible to the Governors, through the Head, to lead and manage the major non-academic functions which include finance, estates, catering, payroll & HR and other support functions. The Business Manager reports to the Head on operational matters and to the Trustees on matters of Governance and is responsible for supporting the educational aims of the School through the effective management of the School’s resources and facilities. You will work closely with the Head on a day-to-day basis and be a part of the Senior Leadership Team of the school, alongside the Deputy Head, the Assistant Head, and the Head of the Lower School.

You will be responsible for the smooth running and strategic planning of a number of operational areas of the school, particularly the finance, facilities management and general service teams, providing leadership and direction and having a direct involvement in reporting and budgeting. In addition, you will take an active part in the development of the school’s IT provision and have oversight of the school’s compliance with Health & Safety regulations and the risk management processes which underpin that. 

The Business Manager is supported by a dedicated team of staff. The following is not intended to be an exhaustive list of duties but rather a guide. It should be understood that the role of Business Manager is wide-ranging and central to the success of the school and as such the successful candidate will be expected to available for such hours as are required to meet the needs of the position.

For further information please see our Candidate pack via https://bit.ly/2DzjKFf 

How to Apply: 

Please apply via http://www.swanbourne.org/Job-Opportunities using the Application Form for Teaching Staff. For any further information, please contact sgreen@swanbourne.org

School visits are encouraged and welcomed.

Closing and Interview Dates;

Completed application forms must be submitted by 22 May 2019 via with interviews conducted on 27 May 2019.

Swanbourne House School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice and pre-employment checks will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed. Appointment is subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check for regulated activity.  The supplied references will be taken up and the School may approach previous employers to verify particular experience or qualifications.  The successful candidate will need to complete a medical questionnaire.



More about Swanbourne House School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 13 years
Address: Swanbourne, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK17 0HZ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1296 720264
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