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School Business Manager

The Sutton School
Sutton School, Dudley
Term time 39 weeks plus 2 weeks = 41 weeks , £30.509 - £33,628
Closing date
30 Jun 2024

Job Details


We are seeking to appoint a new School Business Manager to work as a key member of the school management team. The School Business Manager contributes to strategic development as well as leading and managing functions such as financial management, HR, Premises, Administration and Health and Safety. 

About Us

Sutton School is a purpose-built special school for pupils aged 11-16. Situated towards the centre of Dudley borough, the school caters for approximately 190 pupils with a range of needs in relation to ‘communication and interaction’ and ‘cognition and learning’.

Our vision is to create an extraordinary learning environment where every member of our school community has the chance to flourish, achieving their true potential and pursuing their ambitions with confidence. Central to this vision is our mission of “Safe, Happy, Learning > Towards Independence.” We believe that a broad, balanced curriculum tailored to each student's unique needs, including access to the National Curriculum, is vital in unlocking their full potential.

As the majority of our pupils begin their journey with us in Year 7, we prioritise building strong relationships among peers, fostering a sense of belonging and support through our small class sizes. With recent investments to enhance our learning environment, we provide excellent facilities and resources for both pupils and staff.

We can provide a supportive staff, together with children who are eager to learn, within an excellent school environment.

Sutton School would like to hear from you if you are someone who: 

  • play a key role in overseeing the non-teaching aspects of school development, supporting the school in providing an exceptional learning environment and experience for our children and community.  
  • be a member of the management team, taking the lead responsibility for the strategic development and operation of the business functions of our school which includes financial resource management, ICT and information management, facility and premises management, health and safety, human resources support as well as statutory compliance 
  • demonstrate outstanding business management practice  
  • have experience of leading and managing teams and act as an exemplary role model with experience of appraising and developing others 
  • be successful in financial management including income generation initiatives  
  • be able to communicate effectively with staff and visitors and work competently with a range of professionals 
  • be self-motivated and have personal drive to complete tasks to required timescales and quality standards 

In exchange we can offer you:

  • Highly motivated staff
  • A leadership team whose focus is on improving outcomes for our children
  • Children who value learning and supportive parents
  • An ethos of valuing staff and their Professional Development
  • A stimulating learning environment which is conducive to learning

We take pride in our vibrant and supportive community. Together, we form a formidable team, if you share our passion for empowering young minds and fostering independence, we invite your application.


We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children; therefore, the post is subject to medical clearance and an enhanced DBS check under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. 

All applicants must be able to provide documentation to prove their right to work in the UK.  

Effective from September 2022, KCSIE states as part of the shortlisting process schools and colleges should consider carrying out on-line searches, as part of the due diligence on shortlisted candidates. This is to determine suitability to work with children and keep them safe. All shortlisted candidates are now subject to an on-line check and if there is anything concerning, then the shortlisted candidate will be asked to comment on it either prior to or at interview.

N.B., We reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised date should we receive a large number of applications.

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