School Business Manager, Bolton

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Canon Slade SchoolBolton

Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Between £52,513 and £55,316 per annum
Contract term: Permanent

Contract type: permanent and all year round

Hours of work: 37 hours per week

Salary Level: Grade N points 50 to 53

Annual salary between £52,513 and £55,316 

Holiday allowance: 23 days (under 5 years continuous service in Local Government) or 27 days (over 5 years continuous service in Local Government) expected to be taken in the school holiday periods but some flexibility may be allowed.

Contract start date:  As soon as possible


Canon Slade School are seeking to appoint a Business Manager to work as a member of the Senior Leadership Team at this very popular and successful Church of England secondary school of 1,700 students (335 in the Sixth Form).  As a result of increasing pupil numbers, the school is undergoing a £2.2 million expansion programme.  Construction work is currently taking place to build a new teaching block containing 11 classrooms, to expand our current dining room and to improve some of our sports facilities.  It is an exciting time to be joining Canon Slade School, with opportunities to work collaboratively with the other schools in our MAT (St James’s School and Bolton St Catherines Academy).


The post holder will be responsible for the overall management, leadership and development of all support staff, ensuring an efficient and effective service is provided.  This includes effective team communication, induction, training, appraisal and responsibility for support services: site management, catering, ICT support, finance and administration.  


We are looking for a professional who will be capable of:


• directing and leading all aspects of financial and business management of a school, working with the CFO of our Multi Academy Trust with legal and governance aspects 

• setting up, commissioning and maintaining the school’s annual budget

• leading the acquisition of funds for the school


We need an enthusiastic leader and team player with strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to achieving high standards.  The post holder will possess relevant qualifications and to have had experience in a similar environment would be an advantage. A job description and person specification for this post are attached.  


The Senior Leadership Team and Governors

Our SLT consists of a Headteacher, two Deputy Headteachers, four Assistant Headteachers and two Associate Assistant Headteachers.  The SLT meet twice weekly for updates and discussions related to the running of the school.  They are also involved in other committees in school with Heads of Department and other middle leaders.  


We currently have 20 Governors who support the school on four separate committees, the meetings for which are held either termly or half termly.  A full Governing Board meeting is held each term.


Application information

If you are interested in applying, please use the Canon Slade application form which can be downloaded or accessed by clicking ‘apply now’.  This can be emailed to jobs@canon-slade.bolton.sch.uk or sent by post to the school address, marked for the attention of Mrs Karen Hood, HR Officer.  Your supporting statement should be no longer than 1,500 words in length and provide information on the relevant experience you have, in particular those connected to the requirements as detailed in the Job Description and Person Specification.  Please do not send CVs as they will not be considered.  If you have any specific questions about the post, please email Andrea Bailey (CFO for the MAT) on a.bailey@thebishopfrasertrust.co.uk who will be happy to help.


We will acknowledge all applications by email.  If you do not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, then please assume that your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion. 


The school has an Equal Opportunities policy.  If you consider yourself to be disabled, please state the nature of the disability, giving details of how we can accommodate these needs should you be selected for interview and subsequently appointed.


In accordance with the Data Protection Act, the details provided in the application form will be used for selection and interview procedures, and for employment records if your application is successful.  Safer Recruitment practice will be followed at all times.


Selected candidates will be emailed (usually within 48 hours of the closing date) to invite them to interview.  Please note that referees will be contacted at this stage of the process.


Prior to taking up the appointment, the successful candidates will be asked to provide documentary evidence (including National Insurance number) showing their entitlement to work in the UK.  We will also carry out an enhanced DBS and declaration of health check.


Closing date: Tuesday 23 April 2019 at 9.00am

Interview date:  Friday 26 April 2019



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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Secondary with sixth form
Funding status: State - Academy
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 11 - 18 years
Denomination: Church of England
Address: Bradshaw Brow, Bolton, Lancashire, BL2 3BP, United Kingdom.
Telephone: +44 1204 333343
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