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Assistant School Business Manager
Outstanding opportunity to develop your career

Job Grade: 8

Salary: £29,323.00 - £32,846.00

Hours: Full Time

Start Date: 01/01/2018

Interviews: 06/12/2017

Closing date: 28/11/2017

Assistant School Business Manager
Required from January 2018 or sooner if possible

Permanent Contract
Grade 8 Points 33 to 37, £29,323 to £32,486 per annum
37 hours per week
8.30am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday (4.00 pm finish Friday)
Hours of work can be all year round or negotiable to school term time plus a number of days in the holidays. Actual salary will be determined by the number of weeks worked.

Are you looking for a new challenge? Here at St James’s we have just created a brand new role for an Assistant Business Manager and are looking for an innovative person to join our dedicated and committed support staff team. As this is new role, there is a real opportunity for you to shape how the role develops in the future. It is also an excellent opportunity for an aspiring Business Manager of the future as full training will be provided with the opportunity to undertake professional qualifications. Alternatively you may already be a Business Manager in a primary school wanting to make a move to a large secondary school and gain experience of working as part of a MAT.

The role has been created as our existing Business Manager takes on the role of CFO in the Bishop Fraser Trust, a Multi Academy Trust to be formed by St James’s and Canon Slade, along with sponsoring Bolton St Catherine’s. The Bishop Fraser Trust is due to open on the 1st December 2017. 

The role will involve managing the day to day function of the Finance Office and supporting the business function in school in the absence of the school’s Business Manager.

You will need to have strong financial management skills, be an excellent communicator, have an understanding of the School Business Manager competency framework and be willing to develop your technical expertise across a wide range of professional disciplines in school including - Estate Management, Health and Safety, Contract Management, Project Management, Procurement and ICT.

This is an exciting opportunity to develop professionally by joining our forward thinking, dynamic, successful and oversubscribed school. We base our work on a strong Christian ethos, value the contribution made by all and deliver high quality learning experiences within a caring environment. At St James’s, we are all learners and constantly aim high in all that we do. We are delighted to have been awarded Teaching School status in September 2013 and strive to develop ourselves and others. Our school has been judged as outstanding in December 2011.


St James's is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All staff and volunteers are expected to share this commitment. Successful candidates are subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.

For further details, including how to apply, please contact the school on 01204 333000 or visit our website

For an informal discussion about the role please contact Sharon Wardle, HR Manager in the first instance.

Applications must be returned by  Tuesday 28th November 2017 at 8.30 am  and can either be emailed to or posted to St James’s CE High School, Lucas Road, Farnworth, Bolton BL4 9RU.

Interview date Wednesday 6th December 2017


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