School Business Manager

Full Time Permanent
  • Closing date: 13 December 2021
  • Suitable for ECT/NQTs: Not Applicable
  • Full Time
  • Permanent
  • Nell Lane, Chorlton-cum-hardy, Manchester, M21 7SW
  • £52,716 - £56,178 per year (Grade 12: Point 48-51)
  • Salford
  • Start date: As soon as possible
Website loretochorlton
Phase: Secondary / Role: School Support
Loreto High School

The Governors of Loreto High School Chorlton seek to appoint a well-qualified, committed, energetic, experienced, high calibre School Business Manager to join our school.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a highly motivated leader with outstanding potential to continue their leadership journey in our well led, collaborative, ambitious and vibrant school. Loreto High School has been judged by Ofsted to be a ‘Good’ school and we are now looking for an energetic, passionate individual who is excited to contribute to the next stage of our journey. We are an aspirational, reflective, supportive and creative learning community where all adults are learners who strive rigorously for excellence in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for our students and make a real difference in their lives.

The position is an integral part of the school’s leadership team and as such, the successful candidate will work with the Headteacher and other senior and middle leaders to drive forward the Governors’ and Loreto Trust Board’s vision for the improvement of the school. They will lead the development, implementation and review of the school’s business, support services and operational services, including Finance, HR, Health & Safety, Buildings and Facilities, ICT and other administrative systems. You will lead a large multidisciplinary support team. Prospective candidates should currently hold or be working towards a relevant School Business Management Qualification ie Certificate of Diploma in School Business Management or similar.

This role will suit an enthusiastic and inspirational individual who enjoys working as part of a dedicated team and will provide the opportunity to excel in a supportive environment. Prospective candidates should have proven strong and effective leadership and management skills, the ability to make a strategic contribution to the school’s leadership team, have excellent organisational, communication and negotiation skills with both internal and external audiences and have the ability to drive forward and motivate staff. The successful candidate will be self-aware, open to development and believe, like we do, that ‘feedback is a gift’ and be passionate about making a real difference in the lives of our students.

About Loreto High School

• Part of the international family of Loreto schools and colleges, and as such benefits
from a 400 year old tradition and links with Loreto Sixth Form College and with Loreto
schools both in the UK and worldwide.

• Loreto High School is a ‘Good School’ at an exciting point in its school improvement
journey “Leaders have the ambition and demonstrable capacity to further enhance the
good quality of education which the school currently provides.” Ofsted 2019.

• A small, friendly, inclusive, cohesive school where we get to know our students well,
find out what they are good at and develop their talents “… a welcoming, caring and
passionate school that really does know every child.” Ofsted 2019 Parent View

• “A truly diverse, welcoming and joy-filled school in which staff daily model the gospel
values expressed by Mary Ward and deliver extraordinary care to each unique member of
the community.” Section 48 Inspection March 2020

• “School leaders and other staff pride themselves on the good relationships that they
build and care that they have with pupils.” Ofsted 2019

• Visitors tell us our students are calm and well-mannered and that our Catholic ethos is
powerfully transmitted; “Inspectors were impressed by pupils’ positive interactions with
one another and adults.” Ofsted 2019

• We will support and develop you to become an outstanding practitioner.

• We recruit, train and retain the very best staff driven by a strong culture of professional
development and mutual support in the pursuit of excellence as standard. “The training
programme which leaders manage is well planned and implemented.” Ofsted 2019

• All of our employees have access to support through Occupational Health, and
counselling, financial, legal and personal advice is provided through our Employee
Assistance Programme which provides free 24 hour support.

• The school benefits from a modern building with excellent equipment and facilities.

• The school is situated in south Manchester in close proximity to the M56 and M60
motorways and as such, benefits from excellent transport links.

Equal Opportunities

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer and we positively welcome applications from all candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. We are committed to ensuring equality across our school, and that all staff are treated fairly, in line with our school policies.

Safeguarding information

The school is fully committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff and volunteers to share the same commitment. We ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices reflect this commitment.

The above post will be subject to enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and a barred list check before appointment to the post. The DBS check will reveal both spent and unspent convictions, cautions and any other information held by local police that is considered relevant to the role. Any convictions listed on a DBS check will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Any job offer will be conditional on the satisfactory completion of the necessary pre-employment checks including receipt of two satisfactory references.

If you possess the necessary skills and experience, we invite you to submit an application. Your application should explain fully your suitability for the role as detailed in the job description and tailored to meet the Person Specification in terms of your knowledge, experience, skills, qualities and qualifications.

An information pack and application form can be downloaded from the school’s website.

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