Job Description

School Business Manager

Resourcery Group is currently supporting a Liverpool-based Multi-Academy Trust in its search for a School Business Manager. This is an exciting and fulfilling opportunity for a professional to join this aquisitive trust, contributing to the overall success of the Trust and the school in which this position is based. 

As a School Business Manager, you will play a crucial role as a valued and integral member of the Senior Leadership Team. Your responsibilities will include overseeing financial procedures, budget monitoring, HR processes, and other academy operations such as ICT and estates. You will also be involved in Trust-wide projects and initiatives under the direction of the Trust Central Finance Team.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Trust's Chief Financial and Operations Officer (CFOO) to develop and enhance financial functions, including involvement in Trust-wide finance projects.
  • Lead school finance staff, managing the accounting function including day-to-day responsibility for financial operations including oversight of the month-end processes.
  • Oversee all financial aspects of internal and external audits for the school
  • Onwership of the development and implementation of systems and procedures associated with financial activities, ensuring efficiency and value for money for the school
  • Advise the Senior Leadership Team on business matters, ensuring the effective operation of the Academy in meeting its educational aims.
  • Keep the Headteacher and Governing Body informed of any legislative changes (financial, HR, and resources management) that may affect the school.
  • Lead and manage all business support areas of the school, including administration, HR, premises/facilities management, procurement, health and safety, ICT, and marketing.
  • Efficiently manage all facilities on the school site.

Essential qualifications and skills:

  • Experience in a similar role, preferably within the education sector.
  • Strong financial management skills and knowledge of financial procedures.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to liaise effectively with a diverse range of stakeholders.
  • Sound understanding of HR processes and legislation.
  • Experience of leading and managing a team.

What is on offer?

  • Salary from £48,000-£51,500
  • Site based opportunity in Liverpool
  • Pension scheme
  • 37 hour working week ( all year round post) 
  • Free car parking on site
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays