School Business Manager, West Dulwich

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Education Development TrustWest Dulwich

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Contract type: Full Time
Salary: £55,000Up to £55,000 FTE based on experience
Contract term: Permanent

Oakfield Preparatory School, 125-128, Thurlow Park Road, West Dulwich, London SE21 8HP

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced School Business Manager to oversee the needs of a fast-paced, high-achieving 2-11 Preparatory School - Oakfield Prep .

As School Business Manager you will be a member of the senior leadership team and as such you will contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the School. Working closely with the Headteacher you will be responsible for the financial and business management of the school as well as overseeing the effective running of the school administrative team.

We are looking for someone with financial and general management experience (school management qualifications and experience ideal but not essential) with an accounting qualification.  You will have experience in the management of a diverse range of activities which could include human resources, procurement, information technology, facilities management and health and safety. Working with a range of stakeholders is key to success. This is a full time or part time (min 30 hours pw) full year position based within the school. Hours can be flexible as long as in line with the requirements of the school (this can be discussed on application).

In return we can offer:

  • Company contributory up to 6% pension scheme
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Subsidised lunches and education opportunities
  • Free parking
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Death in Service of 2 x annual salary 
  • A range of other flexible benefits 

If you would like to take advantage of this rare opportunity and you feel you have something special to contribute to the next chapter of the Oakfield Preparatory School story, then we are waiting to hear from you.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Moyra Thompson, Headteacher at Oakfield or contact the Recruitment team at Head Office. 

Candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than Tuesday 21st January.

Interviews will be held at Oakfield School on the following dates:

First Interview – 24th January 2020 to take place in the school; with final interview taking place at Reading Head Office on the 29th January 2020.

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.




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