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School Business Manager - Grove Vale Primary School

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6AL
Band F SCP 26 - 31 (£34,834 - £39,186) pro rata
Closing date
15 Jul 2024

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Governors at Grove Vale Primary School are seeking to appoint an experienced, enthusiastic and committed School Business Manager to manage the strategy and operation of the business functions of our school, including:
•    Finance
•    Governance
•    Health and safety
•    Premises management
•    HR and Personnel
•    GDPR
•    Compliance
•    Administration
•    Sustainability

You will advise and implement the day-to-day support that enables the school to operate efficiently and effectively, allowing members of the leadership team to focus on teaching and learning.

You will be working with a dedicated staff team and management that have great ambition for our school community. We provide a caring and stimulating learning environment, enabling all our pupils.

Key requirements:
We are looking for someone who:
•    Has excellent interpersonal and communication skills and a calm, positive demeanour
•    Is highly motivated, professional, diligent, well organised, methodical and has integrity.
•    Has strong IT skills
•    Is friendly, approachable and honest.
•    Is able to effectively line manage the administrative team
•    Has proven outstanding finance and business management experience
•    Has a diploma in business management, degree or equivalent qualification or a desire to work towards a relevant qualification
In return, we can offer:
•    A forward-thinking school, striving for continual improvement and innovation
•    A welcoming and friendly school and community with a positive ethos
•    A highly effective and supportive leadership team
•    Enthusiastic and dedicated members of staff and governors
•    A skilled and experienced administration team

Working hours (Subject to change dependent upon need):
•    Mon, Tue, Thur, Fri - 8am - 4.15pm
•    Wed - 8am - 5pm
o    With 1-hour lunch within these times.

We are an outstanding school (OfSTED March 2013) with the school’s contribution to local community cohesion and commitment to inclusivity being exemplary. It is staffed by people who give the highest quality of care and education to our pupils and give support and guidance to families. 

The children are motivated, eager to learn and behaviour is excellent. Parents are supportive of the school and work with us to develop our whole school community. 

Visits to the school are very welcome on the following dates: - 8th July and 10th July at 4pm. Please call 0121 357 4319 to confirm your attendance.  Closing date: Monday 15th July 2024 @ 12.00 noon
Please download application pack (JD, Pers spec and application forms) and email completed application form to

Pre-employment checks will be carried out in line with KCSIE


37 hours per week, term time plus 2 weeks plus 5 inset days


Band F SCP 26 – 31 (£34,834 - £39,186) pro rata (Actual salary £32,824 - £36,925) (or £33,494 - £37,678 dependant on local government service) 


Grove Vale Primary School, Monksfield Avenue, Great Barr, Birmingham B43 6AL

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Closing Date 

15th July 2024


Who are we?

Sandwell is situated at the very heart of the West Midlands, just a stone’s throw from Birmingham. A large, diverse, metropolitan borough, Sandwell offers exciting opportunities for all in a friendly, supportive environment.

Why work for us?

  • Generous annual leave entitlements
  • Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
  • Access to an award-winning employee benefits scheme, which includes:
  • An exclusive retail discounts portal
  • Salary sacrifice schemes for cars, bikes, technology and car parking
  • An employee assistance and counselling service
  • Annual leave purchase scheme
  • A wide variety of learning and development opportunities
  • Flexi-time working
  • A variety of leave schemes including carers, compassionate, maternity and paternity
  • Volunteering scheme

Your career at Sandwell Council

We offer something for everyone, with an incredibly wide range of career opportunities, at any stage of your career, from apprentices to senior managers.

Whether your focus is a support service, such as Finance, Human Resources, Legal or ICT, or a frontline service, such as Social Care, Planning & Regeneration, Housing or Leisure, it’s worth looking at what Sandwell has to offer.

Our plans for the future

Our Vision 2030 shows just how committed we are to creating the best future possible for our communities and for the people who live and work in Sandwell. 

We’re a progressive organisation, and we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far, but we know there’s much more to do to make our vision. For more information on our plans for the future see our dedicated vision 2030 page;

For more information about working for Sandwell Council, our recruitment process and our offer to you please visit;

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Company info
0121 569 3300
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council
Sandwell Council House
Freeth Street
West Midlands
B69 3BS

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