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St Stephen's Church of England Primary School - -267 days remaining
Closing Date 12/09/2022

Robinson Street

Lancashire BB1 5PE
£34,156 - £38,320
NOR: 430

School Business Manager, St. Stephens CE Primary, Blackburn BB1 5PE

Due to the retirement of our current SBM the Governors and Headteacher are seeking to appoint a skilled and experienced, proactive, highly motivated Business Manager to join our Senior Leadership Team taking responsibility for the strategic leadership of our school’s business and financial responsibilities.

St. Stephen’s CE Primary School is a vibrant and ambitious two-form entry school serving its local diverse community in Little Harwood, close to Blackburn town centre. We are a Church of England school but embrace all faiths with close links to our local community including the parish church. As a Voluntary Aided School, we work in partnership with the Diocese.

We serve an area of Blackburn with high deprivation experiencing many challenges. However, we support our families to provide the best opportunities. Our recent Ofsted Inspection noted that the children enjoy attending St. Stephen’s, they feel safe and behaviour is good.

Our school provides a welcoming, safe and inclusive learning environment built on mutual respect and trust. We offer modern facilities, inspiring technology and resources with extensive school grounds. As a church school, our strapline, “Respect, Aspire, Achieve,” is pertinent to all stakeholders, underpinning our shared vision and values.

We are looking for someone who will be able to fulfil the attached job description and person specification alongside becoming a valued member of our St. Stephen’s family. We need our School Business Manager to use their initiative and suggest solutions to support the School Leadership Team whilst organising their time and priorities independently and efficiently. You must have high expectations and a strong work ethic to drive the school through the next phase of development.

We require someone with:

  • Experience of working in a busy school office thus able to prioritise work and ensure deadlines are met in a timely manner
  • The appropriate qualifications, a certificate/ diploma in School Business Management or be prepared to complete accreditation
  • Leadership and management experience of areas including finance, health and safety and facilities management
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to present both written and verbal information effectively for a range of stakeholders
  • The ability to develop positive relationships, leading teams effectively, building upon current good practice
  • A genuine desire to involve yourself fully in the life of our school and to work as part of our forward-thinking team of professionals
  • Is highly motivated and able to effectively and juggle the varied responsibilities in a calm manner

In return for your commitment we can offer you:
• A highly supportive, motivated and approachable staff team
• The opportunity to work within a welcoming, modern environment
• A commitment to your professional development and well-being

Job Title : School Business Manager
Application closing date : 12th September at 1pm
Location : Blackburn with Darwen
Grade/Salary: Grade H, (£34,156 - £38,320) pro rata

Contract type: Permanent Part Time, 38 weeks plus 4 weeks 37 hours per week

Shortlisting date:  13th September 2022

Interview date:  Week beginning September 19th 2022

Required From: January 2023 or sooner

To apply for this vacancy please complete, in blue or black ink and free from error, the application form and letter with due regard to the attached job description and person specification.

Completed applications should be addressed to the Headteacher, Mrs J Young at school or returned electronically to:  shardwick@ststephenscep.blackburn.sch.uk. Closing date for applications is 1.00pm on 12th September 2022

Please visit our website https://www.ststephenscofeblackburn.co.uk/  Visits to school are advised and strongly encouraged. If unable to visit the school please contact Mrs. Young, Head teacher, on 01254 277350 to discuss the context of the school and ask any questions you may have.

 We look forward to receiving your application.

St. Stephen’s CE is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. You will be appointed subject to an Enhanced DBS check, appropriate qualifications and professional references.

St. Stephen’s CE is committed to creating a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified applicants for employment with regard to all personal characteristics.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Any offer of employment will be subject to a satisfactory check supplied by the Disclosure & Barring Service. The check will include any cautions, reprimands or final warnings as well as convictions.

SBM Job Description

SBM Person Specification

Application Form

More Information: https://www.ststephenscofeblackburn.co.uk/