School Business Manager

Education World Ltd

1 available positions




Are you a dynamic leader with a passion for education and operational excellence? Join a school in Sunderland as a School Business Manager and play a crucial role in shaping the future of our school community!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leadership & Management: Oversee the entire administrative function of the school office, premises, and resources. Lead and manage administrative staff, ensuring efficient delegation and coordination of activities.
  • Financial Oversight: Take accountability for the Centre’s finances, ensuring compliance with school and local authority procedures. Prepare financial reports and updates for the Finance Committee and Governors.
  • Process Improvement: Develop and implement improvements to administrative systems and processes to enhance efficiency across the Centre.
  • Customer Service: Serve as the first point of contact for visitors and parents, providing a friendly and welcoming environment. Address queries, resolve issues, and make decisions as appropriate.
  • Team Collaboration: Work collaboratively with a team and participate in relevant training courses to ensure ongoing personal and professional development.
  • Role Model: Present yourself as a role model to pupils and team members, adhering to the Centre’s principles and values in speech, dress, behaviour, and attitude.
  • Operational Flexibility: Adapt to a busy school office environment, demonstrating flexibility and a proactive approach.

Principal Responsibilities:


  • Plan, develop, and monitor support systems, procedures, and policies, ensuring timely communication and adherence to internal processes.
  • Manage administrative staff, conduct annual performance reviews, and arrange regular training, including for apprentices.
  • Handle correspondence efficiently and manage service contracts, school licenses, and insurance.
  • Prepare and manage documents related to admissions, induction, registration, and transfers, ensuring pupil information systems are up-to-date.
  • Maintain and secure all ICT systems and ensure compliance with data protection and GDPR regulations.
  • Organize hospitality for visitors and meetings, and provide support during drop-off and pick-up times.
  • Liaise with staff, pupils, parents/carers, and external agencies, ensuring smooth communication and operations.


  • Plan, monitor, and manage the Centre’s budgets in collaboration with the Headteacher. Provide comprehensive financial reports and updates.
  • Handle financial processing, including accounting for all income and expenditure. Ensure records are regularly updated and compliant with LA finance regulations.
  • Manage financial resources, including cash, cheques, and online payments. Ensure secure and accurate handling of all funds.
  • Oversee ordering, delivery, and payment procedures, ensuring compliance with finance regulations.
  • Source quotes and determine best value SLAs, working with the SLT and LA. Submit SLA agreements and ensure best value for money.


  • Proven experience in a similar role, preferably within an educational setting.
  • Strong leadership and management skills.
  • Excellent financial acumen and attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and flexibly in a busy environment.


  • Commitment to personal and professional development.