Business Manager TV64917

Ryders Hayes School
LEVEL 4+ SCP 39-42 (Actual salary £31,851 - £34,360)
16 Feb 2018
03 Mar 2018
Job Ref
Contract Type
Full time permanent
Working Pattern
Term time

A primary stand-alone academy converter and Teaching School

SALARY RANGE: LEVEL 4+ SCP 39-42 (Actual salary £31,851 - £34,360)

POST: Permanent

HOURS OF WORK:   37 Hours/week Term Time Only plus 3 weeks flexible working
Part time working will be considered.

Ryders Hayes School is seeking to appoint a School Business Manager to join our dynamic and innovative senior leadership group, to complete and complement the team who drive this caring, child-centred and forward-thinking teaching school forward, making a real difference to our pupils’ life chances, as well as those across the Midlands.

Ryders Hayes, a single converter Academy and a National Teaching School since 2011, can offer this extremely exciting, challenging and rewarding role, in a context of financial stability and growth, due to the unique nature of our school and its recent early years developments, as well as our involvement in region-wide government initiatives, school improvement projects and national research as a Teaching School.

The successful candidate, who will report directly to the Head Teacher; will take day to day responsibility for the complete financial management of the school; health and safety and site management, and lead on compliance with the new GDPR regulations - being an active member of our senior leadership group and fully involved in the life of the school; advisor to governors and the Head Teacher on in-school and Teaching School projects, and line managing a small team of staff.

The new post-holder will be an excellent communicator and motivator with vision, innovative ideas and proven interpersonal and influencing skills, putting children at the heart of everything they do. They will have high expectations of themselves; their team and all staff and pupils, to reflect the excellent standards expected at this happy, caring school.

Candidates should have relevant professional qualifications and/or experience in the education sector as an existing Business Manager - financial experience in the education sector and school management plus knowledge/experience of working within an academy would be an advantage. The new Business Manager must have great interpersonal skills and a friendly and sunny disposition to be able to work effectively with all stakeholders and share the vision and values of the school.

Main roles include:

  • Maintenance and efficient management of the Academy’s budgets, finances, premises, payroll and pensions; financial forecasting; Health & Safety, GDPR, with up-to date knowledge of these areas.
  • Good working knowledge of HR in practice - liaison with Office Manager and HR Consultants
  • Preparation of statutory and annual returns to the Trust, DfE, EFA and LA preparation for audit
  • Presentation of accounts to governors at Leadership and Management Committee
  • Effective use of management information systems for budgetary control; forecasting, modelling, bid preparation
  • Procurement of services and, resources and equipment, ensuring best value for money.


This is a fantastic opportunity for either an existing Academy School Business Manager to contribute, through a wider role to the challenges of the financial management of a fast-growing Teaching School and or for an appropriately qualified finance manager with a passion for education, to transition into the sector. Our school’s ethos is one of shared leadership: based around the nurture and development of all our staff. It offers excellent CPD opportunities; additional staff benefits: including free child-care and priority pupil places; payment of professional fees; flexible working; occasional days and exciting leadership development opportunities.

If this is what you are looking for, please call Sally Miner, Head Teacher on 01922 683008 for an informal discussion, or arrange to visit the school.

Informal visits to the school or telephone discussions are available on the following dates:
Tuesday 27th February 8 – 9.30am, 12.30 – 2.30pm, 5.30 – 6.30pm
Thursday 1st March 1pm onwards
Friday 2nd March 1pm onwards
Please contact Julie Tolley on 01922 683008 or to arrange.

Application Forms and full details are available to download from our school website.

Completed applications should be returned to the School Office by the closing date: 9am Thursday 1st March 2018.

Interviews will take place on Tuesday 6th March 2018

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our pupils and expect all staff to share this commitment. If successful, you will undergo a Disclosure and Barring Service check and previous employment check.

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