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Assistant School Business Manager

Berkley Road, Frome, Somerset, BA11 2EF
Selwood Academy
Full Time
£26,446-£33,486 p/a (£13.71-£17.36 p/h) pro rata
20th September 2022
Start Date
As soon as possible
12th October 2022 09:05 AM
Contract Type
Job ID
Start date
As soon as possible
  • Contract type: Permanent
  • Contract length: Term Time (+ 3-4 weeks)
  • NQTs Considered:
  • Job ID: 1271929

Selwood Academy - NoR: 606

Ofsted rated 'Good' June 2022 - SIAMS rated 'Excellent'  May 2019

Assistant Academy Business Manager

37hrs per week - (working hours are somewhat negotiable - part time or job share considered for the right candidate)

Grade 11 - Grade 10 (£26,446-£33,486 p/a (£13.71-£17.36 p/h) pro rata) - Dependent on experience

Are you looking for your first or even your next career step within business and in particular business management within an Academy?  Well take a look at what we can offer you at this exciting time for our Middle deemed Secondary Academy that caters for pupils in year groups 5-8.  This post completes our vision for the business structure and you will play a key role in supporting the Academy through its future developments including MAT exploration, significant change, marketing drive, income generation and expansion projects.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated Assistant Business Manager to support the Head Teacher and Director of Business & Finance in delivering certain core business services (finance, hr, payroll, estates, health and safety, GDPR compliance, business improvement, marketing, IT, Governance).  But fear not, there is no expectation that you need to be an expert in all these areas from the outset!  We are committed to investing in you and building upon your existing qualifications or experience in either Finance, HR or Estates in return for your dedication, determination, curiosity and enthusiasm!

The successful candidate will:

• Have experience of working in a finance/business environment, with particular focus on budget setting and budgetary control, and producing/analysing data, HR, Recruitment and Payroll or Estates, compliance and H&S.

• Have experience of managing diaries.

• 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/spreadsheets.

• Be willing to develop further within the role.

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

• Have experience in a finance/business/HR/Estates role.

• Have a real passion and 'can-do' attitude for supporting the Academy.

• Be inspired by a high-paced and dynamic working environment.

The post will appeal to an enthusiastic and conscientious person looking for a new challenge and to develop a career in a school/academy. Therefore, if you have the necessary relevant experience, motivation and relish the challenge of a demanding but supported role, we want to hear from you.

Visits are warmly welcomed and if you wish to discuss the post prior to applying please do not hesitate to contact the Academy to speak to the Director of Business & Finance.  

Please view our Vacancies Page on the website to read more about our Academy and staff benefits!  


Safeguarding Statement:

Selwood Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. In line with Safer Recruitment all our posts require an enhanced criminal background check via the disclosure procedure and are subject to pre-employment checks.  We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.