School Business Manager

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About the role

We are seeking to recruit an exceptional and highly motivated Business Manager. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced business professional or an aspiring candidate with a strong background in finance or administration looking to advance their career into this varied and stimulating role.


We are looking for someone who is passionate about the impact of the role, has a ‘can do’ attitude with the ability to balance the needs of the bigger picture whilst thriving on the detail at the operational level. Our ideal candidate is not afraid to challenge the way things have always been done, is happy to innovate and can empower others to do the same. School based experience is desirable but not essential as we offer a comprehensive induction programme which includes the opportunity to complete a professional Business Management qualification. You will be trained and mentored by the Trusts Chief Operating Officer, who is an ISBL Fellow with a wealth of school leadership experience. We promote a collaborative way of working between our three schools, each of which have experienced Business Managers who you will work with closely.


You will promote the highest standards of business ethos and support the work of the Headteacher, the leadership team, and the Trust central team and in planning, developing and delivering the business management functions of the school. Financial management and people management skills are essential. We are looking for a team player who is self-confident, pragmatic with the ability to balance a very busy workload whilst maintaining excellent customer service to all our stakeholders.


Laurance Haines School has a very friendly atmosphere and a caring ethos that pervades all aspects of school life. We work hard to get right that difficult balance between offering a stimulating and enriched curriculum, whilst ensuring academic success. Our school population is a reflection of the rich cultural diversity of the community. Our children originate from many different countries, speaking a large number of languages. We believe this makes our school a vibrant, exciting and special place to be.


The Inclusive Multi Academy Trust was established in 2016 by school leaders looking to make a difference to local communities with a commitment to meeting the needs of every child. The Trust consists of three schools: Beechfield, Cherry Tree and Laurance Haines who work together to share specialist best practice and work collaboratively to support and challenge each other.  We can offer you excellent opportunities for mentorship, leadership development, and guidance in a supportive and secure environment. We are committed to providing our team with high-quality and regular CPD. 


Should you wish to discuss the role further or visit the school then please contact Sharon Carlyon, the Trusts Chief Operating Officer, on 01923 233146.


Laurance Haines School operates robust safeguarding procedures. The successful candidate will be required to undergo an enhanced DBS check.