School Business Manager, Hampshire

Closing date:Expiring in 2 days

Coxlease SchoolHampshire

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Salary £30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience
Contract term: Permanent

School Business Manager

Coxlease School, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE

Permanent - Full Time

Salary £30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience

Hours  37.5 hours per week

Priory Education and Children's Services are seeking a School Business Manager for our Lyndhurst based Education and Care service. This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Senior Leadership Team and have the responsibility for overseeing the management of a comprehensive administrative support service.

Our main campus in Lyndhurst offers a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 5 to 19 with complex needs. 

Main responsibilities:

    Leading and advising on matters relating to finance, administration, premises and catering

    Responsible for strategic planning, including all finance implications, ensuring the services make the best possible use of resources available

    Preparing service budgets, presenting to Operations Director, with forecasting, recommendations and costings

    Devise and develop systems to cope with changes in policies, administration and financial implications

    Overseeing the management of the accounting functions, ensuring its efficient operation according to agreed procedures

    Ensuring that the support services are fully prepared to meet Ofsted/CQC financial criteria

    Prepare regular management accounts for budget holders and report on the financial state of the site.


    Educated to GCSE (Grades A-C) or equivalent standard, with excellent keyboard skills and an intermediate level of proficiency for the standard range of office applications.

    Previous experience within accounts management

    Previous management/supervisory experience

    An understanding of residential and specialist educational services is desirable.

Your benefits

    25 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package

    Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning

    Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development

    High street discounts

    Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.

About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.


Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

More about Coxlease School
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 9 - 19 years
Address: Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 23 8028 3633
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Coxlease School is an independent specialist day school, located near Lyndhurst, Hampshire, The  School enjoys a beautiful setting in the heart of the New Forest.

The school is well situated for easy access across to many areas of s...