Business Manager, Tonbridge, Kent

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The Schools at SomerhillTonbridge, Kent

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: competitive
Contract term: Permanent

The Schools at Somerhill - Business Manager

The Schools at Somerhill is seeking to appoint a Business Manager to direct all the School’s business operations while contributing enthusiastically to all aspects of School life.

The School Business Manager is a senior position reporting to the Principal and through him, reporting to governors, and working closely with the Heads of each School section as part of the Senior Leadership Team.

The successful candidate will, first-and-foremost, be a people person with outstanding influencing, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills. They will be able to inspire and lead a diverse and capable group of support staff and develop a strong spirit among them.

The Business Manager will play a crucial role in all strategic, operational, commercial, and financial aspects of the School, and will report to governors on these matters by attending regular meetings. The successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of budgeting, forecasting and strategic long-term planning alongside extensive business experience which demonstrates a strong record of success in operational and financial management within organisations of relevant scale and complexity.

Key Dates:

Wednesday 19th June 9.00am - Closing Date for Applications

Thursday 20th June – Invitation to interview

Week commencing Monday 1st July –  Interviews and assessments

Please note that we do not accept CVs in place of an official SAS Application Form as we require the same range of information from all of our candidates. Completed applications with covering letter can be submitted to

The Schools at Somerhill is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.  We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment. References will be taken up for those candidates short-listed for interview. The successful candidate will be subject to Disclosure and Barring Service checks along with other relevant employment checks.

The Schools at Somerhill is an equal opportunities employer.

More about The Schools at Somerhill
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 2 - 13 years
Address: Somerhill, Tonbridge, Kent, TN11 0NJ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1732 352 124
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There are three schools on one site, with separate preparatory schools for boys and girls (Yardley Court and Derwent Lodge), and a co-educational school for young children (Somerhill Pre-Prep), the Schools at Somerhill are unique in Kent. They are fo...