Bishop Wilkinson Trust – Primary School Business Manager

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Primary School Business Manager vacancy

Hours: TTO + 2 weeks Salary: SCP 32 – 35 (£34,788 – £37,849 pro-rata to TTO)

Required: September 2020

The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is seeking to appoint an experienced School Business Manager across two of our primary academies – St John Boste Catholic Primary, Washington and St Michaels’ Catholic Primary, Houghton Le Spring. This position offers an exciting opportunity for an existing School Business Manager to advance their career and lead the support functions in two successful primary schools.

As the Business Manager, you will be part of the Senior Leadership Teams of both primary schools and will have exceptional organisational, time management and planning skills. The successful candidate will have excellent interpersonal skills, be enthusiastic for the role, have the ability to motivate others, as well as a successful record of being able to negotiate with both internal and external customers. The experience, enthusiasm for the School Business profession and flexibility required to support more than one school is essential.

Working closely with the Headteachers within both primary schools and the Chief Operations Officer within the Trust, the core purpose of the role will be to support the Headteachers with all business innovation, Health and Safety, Financial Monitoring, Facilities Management, Personnel and Administrative aspects of the two Primary Schools.

The post holder will be responsible for all administrative staff across the two schools. It is expected that the successful candidate will already have a proven track record in meeting the needs of a Primary School Business Manager. The successful applicant will be someone who can deal discreetly with confidential information, meeting different needs of stakeholders.

Applications are invited from prospective candidates in education or public sector settings who are able to demonstrate that they are able to meet the essential criteria set out in the person specification.

Completed application forms should be returned to:

Mrs Louise Levy

Chief Operations Officer

The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust

c/o Cardinal Hume Catholic School

Old Durham Road

Gateshead, NE9 6RZ.

Usually our Headteachers would warmly welcome and encourage visits to our schools prior to prospective candidates submitting application forms. However, in these exceptional circumstances, we are happy to arrange telephone appointments to answer any initial questions. Please contact: Mrs Denise Cushlow at St John Boste via email to arrange the appointment on and/or Mrs Madeleine Wilson at St Michael’s .

Closing Date for applications to be received: Friday 29th May 2020 at 12 noon
Interviews to be held either by Video Conference or in school (depending on government guidelines at that time): Friday 5th June 2020

Application forms, job description and further details may be obtained from either of the school websites, or the website of the Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust.

The Bishop Wilkinson Catholic Education Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and therefore will be subject to a DBS check from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

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