Lemington Riverside Primary School, Rokeby Street, Newcastle upon Tyne NE15 8RR.

School Business Manager, Level 1

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Part time

N6: £25,991 - £28,672 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £9,163 - £10,108 per annum.

This is a Foundation School which is part of a Trust; the employer will be the Governing Body of the School.

Lemington Riverside Primary School

Rokeby Street

Newcastle upon Tyne

NE15 8RR.

15 hours per week, term time only

Plus 3 training days and 2 additional days during summer holidays.

The Governors of Lemington Riverside Primary School wish to appoint a part time School Business Manager, initially fixed-term, from Tuesday 4 May (or as soon as possible after this date) - Friday 22 July 2022.

We are a welcoming small primary school with happy, motivated children and a dynamic, passionate and hardworking staff team. We have high expectations of ourselves and the children. The local community is highly supportive of the school. We are one of the smallest schools in Newcastle and therefore have a limited budget! As a result, finding creative solutions to maximise value for money is crucial.

This post is suitable for an experienced School Business Manager and/or an experienced Admin Assistant with strong school experience with a good level of qualification. We are looking for an ambitious and meticulous team member who will go the extra mile for the benefit of the school community. The successful candidate will work as part of the Senior Leadership Team and deal with a wide variety of financial, compliance and human resources tasks as well as managing our Admin Assistant and facilities staff.

The appointed School Business Manager will benefit from the support of the Headteacher, governing body and a close working partnership with other School Business Managers/Admin Assistants within the Outer West Learning Trust. The successful candidate will lead by example, setting high standards for themselves, the school and others. S/he will be experienced at managing finance and resources, skilled at managing systems and people and able to think creatively and problem solve. They will have a positive outlook and will be excited at the prospect of being a driver for change.

The successful candidate will:

- work successfully as a member of the Senior Leadership Team, managing a wide variety of people

- be able to make challenging decisions and hold difficult conversations

- be motivated, committed and proactive in the face of challenge

- be organised, highly efficient and prioritise workload to meet deadlines - have successful experience of working in finance, ideally in an educational setting

- be able to adapt practices and procedures in order to ensure best value for money

- support the vision and ethos of the school and maintain confidentiality at all times.

We are aiming to appoint the right candidate to start in post on Tuesday 4 May 2021 (or as soon as possible after this date). The role is 15 hours a week. This will be three, 5 hour days (hours can be flexible). The post would be to cover term time only, plus three training days, plus an additional two days during the summer holiday to prepare for the new academic year. There would be an expectation that the appointed SBM would also attend termly Governing Body committee meetings, during the evenings (overtime would be paid).

Additional information: Application packs can be downloaded from the school website under the ‘About Us’ > ‘Vacancies’ tab. Completed applications should be accompanied by a covering letter and sent electronically directly to Mr. Craig Heeley, Head Teacher, via email (

Closing date for applications is Thursday 22 April at 4pm. Shortlisting will take place on Friday 23 April. Visits to the school, with an assessed task, will take place for long-listed candidates in the week beginning Monday 26 April and interviews for short-listed candidates will take place on Friday 30 April.

Lemington Riverside Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and we expect all staff to share this commitment. All posts are subject to pre-employment checks, pre-interview references and an enhanced DBS check.

Fixed Term

Closing date:

22 April 2021

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