School Business Manager - Cranmore Infant School

Cranmore Infant School
£31,895 – £37,568 pro-rated (Actual Salary £28,037 - £33,023)
28 Jun 2022
08 Aug 2022
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Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

£31895.00 - £37568.00 p.a. Incremental progression is dependent on performance.

37.0 Hours per Week


Permanent – Term Time 39 weeks 37 hours per week
Grade E 
(£31,895 – 37,568 pro-rated, Actual £28,037 - £33,023).

Consideration will also be given to non-qualified applicants with relevant experience and willing to gain the Certificate in School Business Management (CSBM) on Grade D (£26,446 - £30,984 pro-rated, Actual £23,246 - £27,236)

We are looking to appoint a competent and dedicated School Business Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team.

As a School Business Manager (SBM) you will hold a key post of responsibility within the school.  Reporting directly to the Head teacher, you will be responsible for ensuring all non-teaching aspects of the school run efficiently and effectively. You will also have line-management responsibility for the administration and site staff.

Your core responsibilities will be;

·To lead with the Head teacher on finance, human resources, ICT, premises management, whole-school administration, and marketing

·The promotion of the school aims, objectives and ethos

·Assisting in the monitoring and evaluation of performance and processes

·Ensuring specific day-to-day functions of the school run smoothly

·Establishing good working relationships with all stake holders and external agencies

·Sound experience of financial management and budgetary planning and control

·Experience of human resources management

·An excellent working knowledge of ICT systems; including Oracle and preferably a knowledge of SIMS software

This role is integral to our school and the right candidate will have extensive experience in a similar role and ideally have attained a CSBM qualification or accountancy qualification.  You will have responsibility for advising on the management and strategic direction of financial management, health and safety, human resources management, administration, management information and compliance.   You should also be proficient in all aspects of budget management, income generation, strategic forecasting, planning and possess excellent IT skills.

The role requires you to be a highly organised, motivated and enthusiastic individual with a keen interest in making a difference to the school’s outcomes. You should be able to use your initiative, have a relentless drive for excellence, work flexibly, with integrity and under pressure. Attention to detail and being process driven will be essential to being successful in this role. 

If you are motivated, ambitious and you believe that you meet the criteria for this role we would like to hear from you. You must understand and be able to articulate the importance of the part the Business Manager has to play in the success of the school.

Visits/conversations with the School Business Manager are encouraged. To arrange please email on the address below. 

Completed application forms should be submitted to by 11th July at 12pm. Late applications will not be considered and we do not consider CVs or applications not submitted on our school application form. 

Cranmore Infant School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and an enhanced DBS check and satisfactory references will be a requirement for the successful candidate.

Tel; 0121 705 3443       

We will only be contacting successful applicants.


This post will require an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring check.

Please note we do not accept CVs.

Solihull Council is proud to be an Equal Opportunities Employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees - a place where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit.

Solihull Council has a responsibility for, and a commitment to, safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults at risk and requires all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

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