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Assistant Business Manager

St Mary's Road, Portishead, Bristol, North Somerset, BS20 7QR
Gordano School
Part Time
£28,672 p.a. to £31,346 p.a. pro-rata
7th June 2021
Start Date
As soon as possible
25th June 2021 12:05 PM
Contract Term
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1155717


25 to 30 hours per week, all-year round

JG7 SCP30 £28,672 p.a. to SCP33 £31,346 p.a. pro-rata

Actual salary (25 hours) £19,373 - £21,179 p.a. (30 hours) £23,247 - £25,415 p.a.

plus contributory pension scheme

The School

Gordano School is a large and highly successful 11-18 comprehensive secondary school approximately eight miles outside Bristol. This includes a thriving Sixth Form of over 350 students that is strongly integrated into the school and offers significant opportunities for Post-16 teaching in over 30 courses. We are the sole secondary school serving the popular town of Portishead, and benefit greatly from being a central part of our community.

We view education as something bigger than just academic achievement. We have a record of considerable academic success, but believe that an education should be about preparing young people for their future lives in a complete sense. As well as consistently positive Progress 8 and Level 3 Value Added outcomes at GCSE and A Level respectively we place great emphasis on student leadership, an unparalleled extra-curricular programme and student progression to their next steps in a wide range of academic and vocational routes.

We value our membership of the Lighthouse Schools Partnership, the North Somerset Teaching Alliance and our role as a Teaching School in delivering high quality support and development for colleagues, both new to the profession and more established. Our size allows regular opportunities for progression into leadership roles.

We were judged Outstanding in all categories in our last Ofsted inspection, but, just as importantly, seek to be a very happy school community with a big heart. This has never been more evident than in the last year, where we have been incredibly proud of the response from our brilliant staff, children and families to the Covid pandemic.

The Role

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Business Manager to support the Business Manager in delivering some of the school’s core business services (including finance, payroll, estates, health and safety, GDPR compliance, business improvement projects). The successful candidate will:

  • Have experience of working in a finance environment, using financial accounting software systems, budget setting and budgetary control, and producing and analysing data
  • Possess excellent organisational skills and be able to plan, prioritise, implement and monitor complex tasks under pressure and to deadlines
  • Be IT literate and have a good working knowledge of MS Office programs and spreadsheets

To be considered for this position of Assistant Business Manager you must:

  • Have experience in a finance role
  • Have a real passion and 'can-do' attitude for supporting the School
  • Be inspired by a high-paced and dynamic working environment

If you have the necessary relevant experience, motivation and relish the challenge of a demanding role we want to hear from you.

Gordano School offers an excellent benefits package including contributory pension scheme, a comprehensive employee assistance programme and benefits (offering discounts on shopping), cycle to work scheme and on-site parking. As a Teaching School we also offer support to staff looking for career progression.

Application forms (curriculum vitae optional) with a covering letter should be submitted by:

Closing date: 12 noon, Friday 25 June 2021

Interviews: w/c 28 June 2021

Gordano School supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.


Safeguarding Statement:

Lighthouse Schools Partnership supports Equal Opportunities Employment.

This Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Enhanced DBS checks are required for all successful applicants.

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