School Business Manager

32 hours (4 days) per week – Term Time only.
Salary (Grade H) £26,999–£32,029 pa, pro rata.
Start date – June 2019.
Closing date: 10am, Thursday 28 February 2019.


Future focused in a nurturing and creative environment 

Chieveley School is a ‘good’ school with happy, well-behaved, hardworking children. There is a supportive working environment in a beautiful, well-resourced setting. It is a one form entry school set in a rural location; only 2 minutes drive from the M4/A34 junction, north of Newbury. 

We are a friendly bunch of committed professionals and are looking for a highly motivated, well-organised and welcoming person to work in our busy school office. 

Reporting directly to the headteacher, the post holder will:

  • Contribute to the overall organisation, management and direction of the whole shool. 
  • Prepare an annual budget, in liaison with the headteacher, to be submitted to the Governing Body and to provide specific expertise and advice in long term financial management. Monitor expenditure and advise the headteacher/governors of possible over/under spending. 
  • Oversee all financial, administrative, HR, premises and H&S functions of the school including leading the school office and premises team.
  • Attend meetings of the FGB, Premises & Finance and Pay committees.

You will need:

  • To be Qualified to CSBM or DSBM level or be prepared to undertake this training 
  • Excellent IT, numeracy and literacy skills 
  • Excellent organisational skills and ensure that the school admin, finance and HR systems run smoothly on a day to day basis. 
  • Enjoy the challenge of working in a busy office, where every day is different; demonstrating the ability to prioritise, delegate and meet deadlines. Be patient and resilient.
  • To be professionally discreet and understand the importance of confidentiality, honesty and integrity. 
  • To be a suitable person to work in a school environment ie with children and young people.
  • A willingness to engage in continuing professional development.
  • Have a flexible approach to working and be confident and able to use own initiative.

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged. Please contact Hayley Davies 01635 248281 or office@chieveley.w-berks.sch.uk for more information and to arrange a visit to the school. Please visit our website www.chieveleyschool.co.uk for a job description and application form.

Closing date: Thursday 28th February, 10.00am.
Interview: Wednesday 6th March 2019.


The school is committed to safeguarding children and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to securing equality of opportunity, in all aspects of our activities as an employer and education provider.

Chieveley Primary School

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Chieveley Primary School
School Road
Chieveley
Newbury
Berkshire
RG20 8TY

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