Farsley Farfield Primary School


Part time Business Manager

This is interesting: a School Business Manager that is part time?

Farsley Farfield Primary School is looking to recruit a part time Business Manager to provide strategic leadership for HR, finance and estate management functions. We have excellent administrative and site teams that simply need strategic oversight, and support with policy-making/compliance and the more challenging elements of areas such as HR case management, performance management, financial reconciliation and budget-modelling, health and safety, capital works and management of contracts.

We are a split site school with old buildings and extensive grounds. We have businesses on site that generate income for us and provide a good service to our families. We also run a Phase 3 Children’s Centre and have a school farm. We work closely with Pudsey Cluster and we have a very high proportion of children funded for SEND. We employ our own kitchen staff and serve nearly 300 meals a day. We are a complex school but a rich and rewarding place to work. In 2017 we were awarded TES national Healthy School of the Year and a SBM who is interested in supporting us further to develop healthy lifestyles and sustainable practices would be an asset. We have just had an Ofsted inspection (not yet published, but it went well).

This is a strategic role and it is expected that more routine tasks such as orders, invoicing and routine HR would be delegated appropriately. You would be leading an administrative team of 4 (two of whom are part time), a site team of two (1.6fte) plus cleaners, kitchen and lunch staff.

The job is 16 hours per week TTO, spread over at least three days. There would be some requirement for work during the occasional early evening (governors) and is likely to require some work during the school holidays (for which overtime would be paid).

The successful candidate will be expected to have experience and expertise in school finance, HR and estate management. S/he will be expected to be computer-literate and able to support with IT solutions that improve the running of the school.

Please contact the school’s head teacher if you would like to discuss this post further.

Please return your completed applications via email to: sbm@farsleyfarfield.org.uk

Closing date for applications is 12 noon on 20/4/18


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Farsley Farfield Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the wellbeing of all children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.

Appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.  We are an equal opportunities employer and we seek to promote diversity and want a workforce which reflects the population of Leeds.

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