Federation Business Manager Required, Ref: TV40321

Walsall, West Midlands
G1O - £37,890 - £42,821 Pro-Rata to hours worked. Actual Salary for 37 hrs a week term time only - f
07 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

Accountable to: Executive Headteacher


Federation Business Manager, Ref: TV40321

Permanent, 37 Hours per week- Term-time only

G1O - £37,890 - £42,821 Pro-Rata to hours worked.
Actual Salary for 37 hrs a week term time only - from £33,325 to £37,662

Responsible for:
Federation school operational support staff (Business and Finance,
Health and Safety, Administration, Human Resources, Facilities)

Start Date: 
January 2022 with some handover beforehand if possible

If you…….

  • Are looking for a new and exciting challenge
  • Have significant experience in managing the business and operations of schools;
  • Are ambitious for all learners;
  • Have a workable vision and method for achieving financial best value for schools;
  • Understand the roles and value of every team member;
  • Can lead and manage development and improvement initiatives:
  • Are solution focused, and thrive on finding resolutions;
  • Can simplify complex circumstances to find ways forward;
  • See problems as a challenge to overcome, not a barrier to progress;
  • Constantly scan the horizon, and are able to advise leaders on preparations for change;
  • Will nurture the federation vision and ethos

……………………we want to meet you.

Due to  the retirement of the current, successful post-holder, we are now looking forward to finding our next Federation Business Manager, to continue her great work with well established systems, a supportive senior leadership team and wider school community.  We will appoint an exceptional individual with unwavering positivity, and an outstanding track record in the leadership and management of school business and operations. The successful candidate will be ambitious for the federation and its learners; committed to the development of environment, self and others; and will be ready and motivated for an exciting new challenge.

Short Heath Federation in Walsall is comprised of three schools. These are Lane Head Nursery School, Rosedale C of E Infant School and Short Heath Junior School. The post holder will be joining our Federation Leadership Team as we continue our journey as a collaborative, supportive and progressive federation. This is an exciting time, and offers an opportunity to genuinely shape the future of the lives of our amazing children and families.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to combine your advanced level of knowledge, skill and operational understanding with our free-thinking, innovative and creative strategic processes; leading to a truly exceptional educational experience for our children.

A visit for an informal discussion and to get a feel for our schools is strongly recommended. To arrange this, please contact Cathy Draper, the Executive Headteacher on:

How to apply:
 Application packs can be downloaded from the vacancies page on the school website: 

Please address completed application forms and a covering letter to Cathy Draper, Executive Headteacher, and send electronically to recruitment@shortheathfederation.org.uk by 12pm on Monday 1st November 2021.

Interviews will take place the week commencing the 8th November 2021.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted by the school.

Our federation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be required to complete a DBS check. We encourage applications from all sectors of the community to reflect our diverse student population.


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