Bonitas Multi Academy Trust

SCHOOL BUSINESS MANAGER

Overview

Jennett’s Park CE Primary School is a popular, vibrant, caring and inclusive school with a distinctively Christian ethos. 

We are looking to appoint an experienced School Business Manager to our Senior Leadership Team, who is enthusiastic, committed and innovative.

The right candidate will provide the highest standards of financial, administrative and operational management, working strategically to ensure the most effective use of resources; they will work in partnership with all staff, managing the administrative support function, in order to secure the best outcomes for our children. The School Business Manager will need to demonstrate resilience and determination, and will show both creative and critical thinking - this is both an exciting and challenging time to be working in schools!

Previous financial experience including evidence of budget monitoring, resource management along with experience of managing team members in a business environment is essential. You will need to be highly organised to be able to prioritise competing workloads and be able to bring a fresh perspective to the role and to continuous school improvement.

The School Business Manager will be well supported by the Trust’s Head of Finance, the Headteacher and governing body to ensure that they are able to fulfil their role.

For more information about the role, school or the Trust, please contact Stacey Davies, Acting Head of Finance on 01344 568512

Please do visit the schools’ website to access the virtual tour:

https://www.jennetts.bonitas.org.uk/headteachers-office/welcome/school-tour/

Closing date for applications 25th February 2024 with interviews expected to be held week commencing 26th February 2024

Please complete the attached application form and return it to recruitment@bonitas.org.uk

 

Salary & Benefits

BFBC Grade G, Pay Scale Point 25-30 (Actual salary £25,636-28,803)

Location

Jennett's Park
3 Tawny owl Square, Jennett's Park
Bracknell
Berkshire
RG12 8EB

Supporting documents

Deadline and how to apply

Please complete the attached application form and return it to recruitment@bonitas.org.uk

 The Bonitas Trust are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young students and expects all staff to share this commitment. The successful applicant will need to undertake an Enhanced DBS check.

Employment is with Bonitas Trust and not Bracknell Forest Council. The trust is very popular and for most posts a large number of applications are received - it is therefore not possible to notify all applicants of the outcome. Please accept that if you have not heard within two weeks of the closing date then, unfortunately, your application has been unsuccessful - in which case we offer our best wishes for the future

Equal opportunities

Please be aware that you will be employed by Jennett's Park and not Bracknell Forest Council

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration. We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, gender, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.

Disability

We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification. To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.

Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.

References

On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one must be from your current employer, completed by a suitable person with appropriate authority.  If you have previously worked with children at least one must be from this employer.  References will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.

Employment

Any candidates wishing to apply who would require sponsorship can determine the likelihood of obtaining a Certificate of Sponsorship for the role by assessing their circumstances against the relevant criteria.

Safeguarding

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment. This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and the amendments to the Exceptions Order 1975, 2013 and 2020.  If you are successful in being shortlisted for this position, you will be required to complete a self-declaration form, when you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate. To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit  https://www.bracknell-forest.gov.uk/jobs/policies-relating-job-applications/applications-work-those-risk

The Bracknell Forest Safeguarding Board (BFSB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and adults in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the BFSB at  https://bracknellforestsafeguarding.org.uk/

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