School Business Manager, Manchester

Closing date:New this week

The East Manchester AcademyManchester
Date posted:
Start date: As soon as possible
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Grade 10 Points 47 - 49 £42,806 - £44,697
Contract term: Permanent

School Business Manager

Full Time, Permanent

Grade 10, Points 47- 49 - £42,806 - £44,697

‘Committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children’

The East Manchester Academy, a vibrant and innovative educational community in the heart of Beswick, is seeking a highly motivated management and finance professional to deliver strong leadership in a key strategic role and to build on the school’s strong financial base.

The postholder will take responsibility for financial planning and management, the delivery of effective support services for the school (including administration, estate management, health and safety, catering and technical support), oversee the training and development of support staff and take a lead role in marketing and promoting the school. 

The successful applicant will be an articulate and influential communicator, have proven management/leadership skills, be educated to degree level or equivalent, possess excellent numeracy and literacy skills and be in possession of Level 4 Diploma in Schools Business Management qualification (KM) or equivalent qualification or willingness to work towards with support of the school.

Experience of the public sector is desirable, and experience of financial management and of working at a strategic level is essential; as is the ability to motivate staff and to work under pressure to tight deadlines. 

In return we offer the following 


• Bike2work scheme

• Gym membership

• Employee Assistance

• Pension Fund

• On-site parking for staff

• Staff Wellbeing

• The academy participates in the childcare voucher scheme 

• Free annual flu jabs

• Large, modern staff room

Our co-operative Values


We help people to help themselves


We take responsibility for, and answer to our actions


We give our members a say in the way we run our business. We give you a say in the way we run our school


No matter how much money a member invests in their share account, they still have one vote. Equal rights for everyone


We carry our business in a way that is fair and unbiased


We share interests and common purposes with our members and other co-operatives

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Please return your application form to by 9am on Monday 21st January 2019.

Shortlisting is scheduled to take place on Wednesday 23rd January 2019 and interviews are scheduled to take place over two days on Monday 28th January 2019/Tuesday 29th January 2019. 

As it is not possible to inform each applicant if they have been selected for interview, if you have not been contacted before the interview date please be aware that you will not have been successful on this occasion.

Successful applicants are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and a satisfactory Enhanced Check from the Disclosure and Barring Service

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More about The East Manchester Academy
Address: 60 Grey Mare Lane, Beswick, Manchester, M11 3DS, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 161 230 8039