School Business Manager, Hackney

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William Patten Primary SchoolHackney

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Start date: 2nd September 2019
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: PO5 (Point 40 – 42, £45,288 - £ 47,274)
Contract term: Permanent

William Patten is an outstanding two form entry school in Stoke Newington with a friendly and hardworking staff and governors, fantastic children and a very supportive parent community.

The Governing Body wish to appoint an experienced, well-motivated and dedicated School Business Manager to join our thriving school community.


Hours: 36 hours per week, all year round
Responsible to: Headteacher and Governing Body 
Responsible for: Premises Team, Catering Team, Finance, Office Team
Term time: Monday – Friday 8.30am – 4.45pm ( 4.30pm on Friday) with an hour for lunch

Holiday periods – times to be arranged in agreement with Head teacher
The School Business Manager will provide professional leadership and management to the support services of the school and will enhance the effectiveness, success and improved efficiency of systems and resources, thereby ensuring a higher standard of learning and resulting in improved standards of achievement.

The SBM will promote the highest standards of business in the ethos of the administrative function of the school and ensure the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives.

The successful candidate will be a valued member of the Senior Leadership Team and will interact with a wide variety of stakeholders including staff, governors, parents, pupils and contractors.

This role is key to the success of the school and we seek a SBM who has a positive attitude, who cares about making a difference to the outcomes of our children and contributing to the wider school community. The successful candidate will need to be a team player who is able to multi task effectively, motivate others and demonstrate a commitment to achieving high standards. Ideally the post-holder will possess relevant SBM qualifications and will have had experience in a similar environment or can bring high quality, transferable skills from a business environment. Additionally, central to the role is the identification of new funding streams and activities which will generate additional income for the school.

The successful candidate will work within an experienced leadership team and be afforded autonomy to lead and drive forward change.

Visits are encouraged and warmly welcomed. Please contact Karin Farrelly at KFarrelly@williampatten.hackney.sch.uk   to arrange a time to visit.

Closing date for applications:  9am Thursday 23rd May 2019
Shortlisting:   Thursday 23rd May 2019
Interviews :    Wednesday 5th June 2019

William Patten Primary School is committed to safeguarding all children.

Successful candidates will require a DBS clearance and suitable references before commencing employment.

We are committed to diversity, equality and inclusion and welcome applications from all section of the community, regardless of gender, race, religion, disability, sexual orientation or age.



More about William Patten Primary School
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Type: Mainstream School
Phase: Primary
Funding status: State - Community
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 11 years
Address: Stoke Newington Church Street, London, N16 0NX, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 20 72544014
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William Patten Primary school is a large and vibrant two form primary school in Stoke Newington. Our staff and pupils work hard together and consequently make the school one of the most oversubscribed in Hackney. We are seeking to ap...