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Assistant School Business Manager

Birmingham City Council
Queensbridge School, Queensbridge Road, Birmingham, B13 8QB
£43,421 to £45,441 pro rata, actual salary £41,953.70 to £43,905.44
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

Job Details

Job start date: 2 September 2024  

Hours per week: 36.5 term time only plus 4 weeks  

Queensbridge School
Queensbridge Road
B13 8QB
Telephone number: 0121 464 5566

Contact email:

Contract type: Permanent

Queensbridge School is looking to recruit an Assistant School Business Manager with a professional qualification in finance, or a related field. You will manage the school’s financial operations effectively, ensuring compliance with statutory requirements and best practices. You will prepare and monitor the school budgets and forecasts. The successful candidate will work with the School Business Manager with the strategic planning of the school finances to ensure that the school maximises the resources available and secure value for money for resourcing, goods and services it procures. You will also lead on regulatory and financial compliances as well as ensuring tight budgetary controls and reporting are met. You will lead on all matters Health and Safety and will oversee and work with the site team to manage the school estate.

About You:

• experience in a finance role including budget preparation

• enthusiastic with the ability to motivate others

• ability to build strong working relationships

• strong verbal and written communication skills

• organisational skills

• proactive and solutions focussed

• commitment to education and ensuring equal opportunities

About the Role:

• work with and support the School Business Manager

• to deputise for the School Business Manager as needed

• prepare and monitor school budgets and forecasts

• day to day running of the finance function including managing the Finance Assistant

• manage whole school lettings

• lead on Health and Safety matters

• work with the site team to manage contracts and prepare for site works

• oversee contracts

• ensure compliance with finance procedures and regulations

• oversee Reprographics and Reception

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016). Therefore the ability to speak fluent and spoken English is an essential requirement for this role.

How to apply:

Should you require an application pack, then please visit our website

Interviews: Week commencing 15 July 2024.

Informal visits to our school welcome.  

Potential applicants should ensure that they read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.  These policies can be found at Stronger Together | Vacancies on our website

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to all necessary pre-employment checks, including: enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  

All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.  

An online search will also be carried out as part of due diligence on all short-listed candidates.  

This post is not part of the City Council and the successful candidate will not hold a Birmingham City Council Contract of Employment.  

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020. Which means that when applying for certain jobs and activities certain spent convictions and cautions are ‘protected’, so they do not need to be disclosed to employers, and if they are disclosed, employers cannot take them into account.  

Further information about filtering offences can be found in the DBS filtering guide.


Working for Birmingham City Council is more than just a job; it's about making life better for the 1 million plus people who live and work in the city.

We welcome people from diverse and underrepresented communities and encourage applications from, those with caring responsibilities, Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic, neurodivergent, disabled and LGBT+ people. As part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, we are committed to promoting and supporting the physical and mental health of all our staff and removing barriers to improve inclusion.   We are making significant strides to understand and continuously improve our employees’ experience and we are committed to implementing progressive diversity talent management.

Information for applicants with a disability

We are a proud Disability Confident Employer.  We encourage applicants to disclose disabilities, so we can support them fully during our recruitment process and make any necessary reasonable adjustments. Please contact: 0121 675 7070 option 3 (lines open between 8.45am to 5.15pm Monday to Friday).

If you require an application in an alternative format, such as Braille or you are unable to complete an application form via WMJOBS, please contact When you have completed your application form this can be returned to or for Braille applications these can be posted to, Recruitment Team, 2nd Floor, 10 Woodcock Street, B7 4BG.

The Council is a fantastic place to work. You will find an organisation that is both challenging and supportive; with a leadership impatiently adventurous in its pursuit of excellence. 

There is a clear vision which is ensuring that the Council is working for communities today and building for tomorrow, we focus our resources on five key priorities:

  • A Prosperous Birmingham: through a focus on inclusive economic growth, tackling unemployment, attracting inward investment, and maximising the benefits of the Commonwealth Games.
  • An Inclusive Birmingham: through a focus on tackling poverty and inequality, empowering citizens, promoting diversity and civic pride, and supporting and enabling all children and young people to thrive.
  • A Safe Birmingham: through a focus on making the city safer, safeguarding vulnerable citizens, increasing affordable housing, and tackling homelessness.
  • A Healthy Birmingham: through a focus on tackling health inequalities, encouraging physical activity and healthy living, supporting mental health, and improving outcomes for adults with disabilities and older people.
  • A Green Birmingham: through a focus on street cleanliness, improving air quality, continuing the route to net zero, and becoming a city of nature.

We see the Council’s role as providing strategic leadership – that’s being able to visualise a new future for the city and equipping others to share our vision. We want to ensure the provision of services for all, so we can support those least able to support themselves by working with partners and putting citizens and neighbourhoods at the heart of our decision-making.

We are always looking for people who put the customer at the centre of their approach, with a commitment to excellence to help us achieve our vision.  We will support you to develop and thrive in your role, building a pathway for long-term success, with lots of development opportunities, such as apprenticeships.

In return, we offer you excellent terms and conditions, generous annual leave, a great pension scheme, well-being support, annual travel passes and discounts at a number of city centre establishments.

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