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School Business Manager

  • Posted: 09-03-2023
  • Category: HR Services
  • Location: Bolton
  • Type: Full Time / Temp
  • Salary: £120 - £150 per day
Smile Leadership Ltd are currently seeking to represent an experienced school Business Manager for a primary school based in Bolton, Greater Manchester (BL7) area. The role is available to start immediately and offered as a part-time 2 days a week, interim position with the potential to become extended to a full-time possibly permanent role. The pay rate is between £120-£150 per day dependant on experience. If you are an experienced School Business Manager who has recently completed a similar role for a Single-Academy Trust and are either local to or available to travel to the Bolton, Greater Manchester (BL7) area, we would like to hear from you. Smile Leadership Ltd is a sister company to Smile Education who are a leading education recruitment agency.

We are currently supporting a primary school in recruiting a Business Manager. Typically, the main duties of the role are, but are not limited to, ensuring the school are following all elements of statutory compliance for the Trust as outlined in the latest version of the Academies Trust Handbook. being responsible for finance, personnel, premises, administration and all matters within the management of the school which are supportive, to but do not involve, the teaching function. You will also work as part of the SLT and provide reports to other members of the SLT including trustees and board members. Other duties may include planning budget spend on school, controlling costs and reducing when necessary, building relationships with suppliers and contractors to source the best value for money, arrange staff payroll, handle all school service contracts, and oversee tenders for services such as catering, cleaning and IT support. We are open to receiving applications by 07.03.23 from school Business Managers with school setting experience or Business Managers with knowledge of Singular-Academy Trusts. If you are experienced, hardworking, and passionate about the school environment then I encourage you to get in touch with Smile Leadership today.

To be successful in your application, you should have experience in one or more of the following:

• Hold a relevant qualification
• Experience within a school Business Manager role
• Substantial experience working within a school or Singular-Academy Trust
• Ideally have knowledge of the Greater Manchester LA procedures
• Knowledge of school systems

Due to Covid-19 a flexible interview process is in place for this role. A video meeting with a Smile Leadership representative will be arranged for applicants as a first stage interview, original job advert posting date 01.03.23.

If you would like to be considered for representation in a school Business Manager role, then please contact me directly via email at or on 07355034438, or visit our website to apply:

Alternatively, if you would like to have a confidential discussion surrounding other Greater Manchester school senior leadership jobs available, please contact Morgan at the Smile Leadership Ltd office 07355034438. For further information on teacher recruitment, or to find your nearest teaching agency please contact our sister company Smile Education on 01213926570.

We are committed to safeguarding children. Each applicant will be expected to undertake compliance checks including Prohibited list, Barred list, DBS and Qualifications.


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