School Business Manager - Brindishe Federation, South East London, Lewisham

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Brindishe Green SchoolLewisham

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Start date: Maternity cover from February 2020 - May 2021, this allows for hand overs before and after the maternity leave.
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £39,543 - £41,466PO3 Spine points 34-36 , All year round 35 hours a week.
Contract term: Maternity Cover

Brindishe Federation - School Business Manager      

Maternity cover February 2020 – May 2021


The role

The Brindishe Federation of schools has an opportunity for a School Business Manager that would like the experience of working across our three schools in Lewisham, SE London as maternity cover. 


Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road, London, SE13 6EH

Brindishe Manor School Leahurst Road, London, SE13 5LS 

Brindishe Lee School, Wantage Road, London, SE13 8NA

What we’re looking for 

A great opportunity for an exceptional and experienced School Business Manager that is wanting their next challenge. This role will support the Senior School business Manager and be responsible to the Head teachers of all three Brindishe Schools and the Executive Head. 

This person will line manage all admin teams, manage and maintain all operational business aspects across our Federation of 3 schools. We are looking for someone that is able to manage the schools’ single central records, pupil and workforce census’, all administration management (Arbor), human resource management in each school and support the financial management across the Federation, whilst supporting the information systems and premises functions. This person is key in maintaining the high standards in place whilst supporting the Senior School Business Manager and Executive Head of the Federation in their duties to ensure that each Brindishe School meets its educational aims 

Naturally this person will have highly effective interpersonal and communication skills, exceptional organisation and problem solving skills, with an ability to work under pressure and prioritise accordingly. Good working knowledge of MS Office package and ideally Arbor MIS & HCSS Finance.

Brindishe Green, Brindishe Manor, and Brindishe Lee are all forward thinking, lively and ambitious Ofsted-rated outstanding primary schools. We work as a close partnership of 3 highly successful local authority primary schools known as the Brindishe Schools. 

We are looking for someone that can contribute to the overall ethos/work/aims of the schools, establish constructive relationships and communicate with other agencies/professionals, Attend and participate in regular meetings, Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required and recognise own strengths and areas of expertise and use these to advise and support others 

As this is maternity cover it is a great opportunity for someone who wants to grow and develop their experiences and stretch their skills in an environment that has well established ways of working. Starting in February 2020 and finishing in May 2021 will mean there is 2 months before the maternity leave starts and a hand over period at the end of the contract.

Key Purpose of the Job 

The School Business Manager has a key position within the school to:

1. Promote a high standard of business ethos within the administrative function of the schools and ensure that the most effective use of resources are used to support of the schools’ learning

2. Ensure that administrative functions throughout each school i.e. premises, personnel, financial and IT services and systems within the school meet current legislation, London Borough of Lewisham (LBL) and school based policies

3. The School Business Manager will lead, support, and assist with the three schools’ core business functions, these being:

a. Administration

b. HR / Personnel

c. Finance

d. IT 

e. Marketing and Public Relations

f. Premises and Sites

g. Health and Safety 

The School Business Manager is to support the Senior School Business Manager deliver the business strategies for the schools and implementation of an efficient and effective range of support services. 

As this is maternity cover it is a great opportunity for someone who wants to grow and develop their experiences and stretch their skills in an environment that has well established ways of working, with very experienced admin, HR, and Finance teams, highly skilled Premises and IT teams and a strong Senior Leadership Team. Starting the position in February 2020 and finishing in May 2021 will allow 2 months before the maternity leave starts and a hand over period at the end of the contract.

Salary details 

PO3 Spine points 34-36 £39,543 - £41,466

All year round, 35 hours per week, Monday - Friday, 26 days holidays plus bank holidays each year 


Further information 

For more information each school has a website, please visit and search council vacancies or apply using the application form available from this site. 

Completed application forms please to be emailed to our Executive Head Rachel Waite on by midday 17th January 2020 followed by a hard signed copy sent to Brindishe Green School, Beacon Road, London SE13 6EH. 

If you would like to visit the school or ask any questions about the role please contact Rachel Waite on 07508 868726 or Helen Ahsan, Federation Business Manager on 07787434200. 

Lewisham Borough Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment. 

The post is subject to a DBS. 

Closing date 

Midday Friday 17 January 2020

Interview Date: Wednesday 22nd January / Thursday 23rd January 2020 

The Council reserves the right to close adverts early if there is a large response.

More about Brindishe Green School
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Beacon Road, London, SE13 6EH, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 88527245
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