School Business Manager

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne
Job Type: Part Time
Industry: Primary
Reference: PE11294787
Salary: PAYE (pay as you earn)
Job Published: 14 days ago
A Newcastle first school is recruiting for a school business manager to work on a part- time basis. The vacancy is to begin immediately and the successful candidate will be required until June 2021.
The successful candidate will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the Finance, Health & Safety, HR, Premises and administration. The successful candidate will also be responsible for the supervision and development of support services teams to ensure an efficient, safe, healthy, clean, attractive and comfortable environment is provided within budget whilst business aims and objectives are met as a minimum and exceeded where possible.
Key duties:
·Take delegated responsibility as appropriate for specific time periods and areas such as financial and other relevant decisions and actions.
·Line manage the team leads of each of the Support Services ensuring the development and effective performance management of all members of the teams.
·Ensure clear direction for each support team function providing regular feedback through informal one to one meetings and formal appraisal or performance management processes
·Support the annual budgeting process ensuring all relevant parties at site are included so that budgets are realistic and cover all likely expenditure and highlight any new or expected expenditure.
·Communicate agreed budgets to budget holders educating as necessary to allow for regular accurate reporting on budget.
·In liaison with central functions and operating within processes and procedures work with SLT to prioritise and adjust expenditure throughout the year to keep within allocated budgets, e.g. major repairs and capital expenditure.
·In liaison with central HR function, oversee all local HR related procedures including maintenance of accurate and safe employment records and ensure that all HR processes, including safer recruitment are followed, are compliant and in line with the requirements of the regulatory bodies and company procedures and policies.
·Liaise closely with the Director of Estates and others on larger projects to ensure that local teams and resources are appropriately deployed to balance Opex and Capex requirements.
·Ensure that all property, fixture and fittings, grounds and other facilities are maintained to high standards of safety and security.
Successful candidate qualities:
·A Management or Professional qualification in related area to role e.g. Management Diploma or Finance qualification is desirable.
·Relevant regulations and standards for education and care.
·Current inspection frameworks used by regulatory and statutory bodies.
·Safeguarding and legislative procedures when working with children and vulnerable adults.
·Management and knowledge of EBITDA, financial systems, processes and budget preparation.
·Excellent communication skills with a range of internal and external people, verbally and in writing
·Ability to form & promote positive relationships with and between young people, employees, parents and representatives of outside agencies
At Protocol we keep safeguarding and safer recruitment at the forefront of all of our efforts. All of our roles are subject to stringent checks and procedures. To apply for this role you will need to provide documentation proving you are eligible to work in the UK. You will also need to provide or apply for an enhanced DBS certificate.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV in the strictest confidence to rebecca.smith@protocol-education.com or phone 0191 2797270 to discuss this fantastic opportunity in more detail.