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School Business Manager

Vernons Lane, CV11 5SS
£41,278 - £48,354
Closing date
21 Nov 2023

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Job Title: School Business Manager                        Location: Nuneaton, Warwickshire

Salary:     £41,278.08 - £48,354.32                           Hours of Work: Full-time (all year round)


Holidays: 25 days plus bank holidays                                                 38 hours p/w**


Closing Date: TBC   Interview Date: TBC   Start Date: January 2024 (or as soon as possible)


Be part of an exciting and creative school in Nuneaton for children and young people with autism and/or social, emotional and mental health needs. The academy was judged to be “Good” in all areas by Ofsted in July 2018.



About Us


Discovery Academy is a relatively new setting in Nuneaton catering for children with social, emotional and mental health needs and / or autism, aged between 9 years and 19 years. MacIntyre Academies is sponsored by MacIntyre Charity, which over the last 50 years, has developed a strong reputation nationally, as a high quality, person centred organisation.  




We are currently recruiting for a commercially focused Business Manager to join our team.




The Role


Reporting to the Principal you will be responsible for the leadership and management of all non-academic areas of the school including finance, administration, facilities, IT, security, health & safety, transport and maintenance. There is a member of the Trust Strategic Team that also has oversight of these aspects across all our schools and you will work closely with them, being mutually supportive and driving provision forwards.




You will also work closely with internal and external stakeholders to successfully deliver the vision, ethos, aims and objectives of the academy.  You will develop and maintain key relationships with local authorities, suppliers and regulatory bodies.  You will oversee the schools duty for responding to consultations for placements and ensuring that appropriate agreements are in place for all pupils placed in our school. Within your bursary role you will (together with the trust finance manager) produce accounts and conduct audits in line with the Trust’s financial policies and procedures and report to the Executive Principal and the local advisory board of the school on income and expenditure.




About You


You will hold a degree level qualification or equivalent and have demonstrative experience of accounts and cash flow forecasts in a commercial or Academy environment.  Experience of leadership and management of a multi-disciplinary team is essential and you will have general management and specialist experience in at least one bursarial function.  Experience in school finances using SIMS / FMS or equivalent would be desirable. A knowledge of PSF systems would be desirable.





In return, we can offer you a competitive salary, generous annual leave entitlement which increments with length of service up to a maximum 30 days, plus a MAT Life Day and local government pension scheme. We have an enhanced Sick Pay policy. We have an excellent Employee Assistance Programme to support your health and wellbeing as well as annual flu jab, full induction, training and career opportunities. This is on top of termly You Are Awesome awards, an annual Big Thank you day and whole trust CPD Day.



MacIntyre Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults.  All positions will require an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check and registration with the DBS Update Service together with all other relevant recruitment checks including obtaining references.  This post includes engaging in regulated activity relevant to children and is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act, 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide: DBS filtering guide - GOV.UK (  It is an offence to apply for this role if you are barred from engaging in regulated activity relevant to children.  Referees will be asked to assess suitability of candidates to work with vulnerable adults, children or young people and will be verbally verified.   Individual Safeguarding Policies for our Academies can be found on our website under ‘Essential Information’ and candidates will be asked about this as part of the recruitment process.


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