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Federation Business Manager - Oxford Road Community & Wilson Primary School

  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/205832
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/08/2022, 23:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,570 - £46,662
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wilson Primary School, Berkshire
Full Time, Permanent
37 hours per week, 52 weeks (Monday to Friday)
Flexible working options available
 
Do you have an in-depth knowledge of school finances?  Are you organised with excellent interpersonal skills?  
 
We are looking for someone special who can bring their strong managerial skills to further enhance our warm and nurturing Federation.  You will be a part of a team that makes a difference to the education and life chances of our children.
 
The Federation of Oxford Road Community School & Wilson Primary is committed to working together to provide an education that inspires the children within our community This is a fantastic opportunity for an enthusiastic, driven professional to work across our two schools. You must possess the skills and determination to make a significant difference to the lives of our children.
 
The Business Manager will provide overall strategic leadership and management at a two-school federation level regarding all aspects of finance, HR, administration and operations support. The post holder will provide leadership, management and development of the Federation’s committed administration and premises team. 
 
You will have a solid background in leading and motivating colleagues and developing strategies to improve the support services of a school or equivalent setting and be able to confidently make independent decisions on operational issues.
 
To be part of our vibrant, multicultural and happy Federation, you should have:
• CSBM/DSBM qualification or equivalent business/financial management qualification
• Strategic insight
• Working experience of HR management
• Knowledge of ICT systems, including SIMS/Budget software
• The ability to manage workloads under pressure, prioritise and problem solve
• Experience and ability to manage a team
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• A commitment to whole school development
• A commitment to the ethos of the schools that is inclusive and inspirational
• Initiative and creativity
• Understanding of Health and Safety legislation and how this relates to school building management
 
In return we can offer you:
• Pride in our diversity and sense of community. 
• Happy children who love learning and are proud of their schools
• A welcoming, caring and dedicated staff, committed to providing the best outcomes for our children
• A nurturing, inclusive culture and ethos that recognises the efforts of all members of the school community
• Supportive management and Governance, with ambitious expectations.
• A strong sense of teamwork and collaboration.
• A commitment to excellent professional development for all staff.
• Generous annual leave entitlement – 24 days, 29 days after 5 years and 32 days after 10 years
• Local Government Pension Scheme
 
If you are a current or aspiring SBM with drive and enthusiasm, who would like to become part of our professional and dedicated team, then this could be the role for you.
 
If you require further information regarding the role, please email Claire Hurst (Executive Headteacher) at head@wilson.reading.sch.uk
 
Application forms and supporting information can be downloaded from our websites:
Wilson Primary School: https://www.wilsonprimary.co.uk 
Oxford Road Community School: https://oxfordroad.reading.sch.uk 
 
The closing date: Tuesday 30th August 2022.   
Interview date: To be confirmed
 
Please note that the closing date is given as a guide. We reserve the right to close this vacancy once a sufficient number of applications has been received. Therefore, it is strongly advised that you complete and return your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.  
 
For the purposes of Equal Opportunities, we can only accept Reading Borough Council application forms.

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. This position requires an enhanced DBS check.

This post is exempt from section 4(2) of the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974

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  • Employer: Reading Borough Council
  • Reference: SCH/22/205832
  • Published: Mon 25/07/2022, 14:40 PM
  • Closing on: Tue 30/08/2022, 23:40 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £43,570 - £46,662
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Wilson Primary School, Berkshire

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