Horniman Primary School - School Business Manager
  • Employer: Lewisham Schools
  • Reference: HP103
  • Published: Tue 13/10/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Closing on: Thu 12/11/2020, 15:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Term Time
  • Hours: FULLTIME
  • Salary: £35,000 - £44,999
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Horniman Primary School

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Horniman Primary School - School Business Manager

School Business Manager

The Role

We invite applications from highly motivated and dynamic individuals with energy and vision, to join our senior leadership team as our School Business Manager. Horniman Primary School is a one form entry school, with one bulge year, currently in year 5.  We are a forward thinking and creative school with exceptional children who are keen to learn and a committed and friendly staff team.

The role involves the strategic leadership and management of the financial, premises (including health and safety), human resources and administrative aspects of the school. The post holder will be an active member of the school’s leadership team, working closely with the Headteacher, senior leaders and the Governors, in particular the Chair of Governors and the Resources and Health and Safety Committees. You will need to line manage office and premises staff and the Play Manager, developing your own role to meet the changing needs of the school.

We are seeking an excellent School Business Manager who has experience in strategic planning; heading varied teams of support staff in a school environment, school administration management; finance; budget planning and implementation; procurement; human resources; facilities management; governance and above all should have a sense of humour and be flexible.

We can offer you:

  • A happy and supportive working environment with high expectations and standards
  • An engaged and inclusive school community where everyone is valued
  • Professional development and training opportunities
  • An active Governing Body


Horniman Primary School, Horniman Drive, Forest Hill, SE23 3BP

Salary details

You will be required to work for 35 hours per week, 42 weeks per year (term time and INSET days plus 3 weeks during school holidays, 2 of which must be in the summer holidays).  The post is permanent and the rate of pay is Scale PO4, SCP 37 - 39 pro rata (actual salary approx. £39,959 - £41,787 per annum).

Further information

Horniman is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We are exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974. Therefore, the successful candidate will be required to undertake a criminal record check via the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) as well as qualifications and reference checks.

Original evidence of right to work within the United Kingdom will be required prior to commencement of employment i.e. National Insurance Number, Work Permits or Indefinite Leave to Remain. If the applicant has lived/worked overseas for 12 months or more since the age of 18 they may also be required to obtain a Certificate of Good Conduct from the country(ies) they lived/work in at their own expense and provide these for our records.

How to Apply

To apply for this post please click here and download the application pack from our website. Alternatively go straight to the Vacancies area of our website at www.hornimanprimary.com

Closing date

The deadline for applications to be received by the Headteacher is Midday on Monday 2^nd November 2020.  Applications received after this time will not be eligible for consideration.  You may post your application or email it to headteacher@horniman.lewisham.sch.uk  CVs will not be accepted.  If you have any queries please contact the school office or email headteacher@horniman.lewisham.sch.uk  Unfortunately we are currently unable to offer visits to the school, but please do look at our website.

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 9^th November 2020; unfortunately if you have not received a response by this date, you should consider yourself unsuccessful on this occasion.

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