Chestnut Avenue, Queens Park, Bedford MK40 4HA

01234 352901

[email protected]

Queens Park Academy

An adventure in learning together



School Business Manager

Queens Park Academy is an energetic and vibrant two form entry school with amazing staff and children. We are seeking to appoint a School Business Manager who will help lead the schools financial and operational provision.

This role is a permanent, full time post which is term time plus 2 weeks, starting January 2020. There is flexibility in hours for the right candidate. The Salary will be from point 33 £35934 (pro-rata) negotiable based on experience.

The post reports directly to the Head teacher and you will be part of the school leadership team.

The successful candidate will have energy, authority and empathy. A person with a flexible attitude, who can connect with and inspire colleagues and demonstrate excellent managerial, IT, interpersonal and communication skills. Furthermore, this candidate will have a clear sense of ethics and vision in line with the School’s values.

The role includes:

Line managing, operationally and strategically, functions including: Finance, Site, Administration, Health and Safety and GDPR. 

Contract management of service level agreements. 

Supporting the Head Teacher in all matters of business management including the delivery of strategic intentions. 

Communicating with stakeholders including staff, parents, governors, contractors and the wider community. 

Providing information for governors (attending meetings). 

Provide accurate budget setting and accurate forecasts. 

Facilitate, in conjunction with the premises team, the highest level of health and safety including leadership and management of documentation and processes. 

Maximise income including Pupil Premium and grants whilst minimising costs through contract management and procurement processes. 

Oversee and manage capital expenditure projects. 

Professional development would be encouraged. 

The Person: 

Must have a background in business management or finance. 

Must have knowledge and skills linked to administration, finance and business management. 

Must have experience in budget setting and understanding financial forecasts. 

Experience in schools, whilst beneficial, is not a necessity. 

Key Competencies: 

Critical thinking

Problem solving 

Excellent numeracy skills 

Planning and organisation 


Communication skills including influencing, leading, negotiation and stakeholder management. 


If you hold the relevant skills and want to make a difference to the lives of the children at Queens Park Academy, please download our application pack.

Closing date 1st November 2019

Interviews 8th November 2019

Application Pack 

Application Form 

Job Description 

Person Specification


If you would like more information please phone us on 01234 352901. We would love you to visit the school and meet us all.

For further information, please contact Kellie Boucher, Office Manager, Queens Park Academy, Chestnut Avenue, Bedford, MK40 4HA


Queens Park Academy are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We are committed to safer recruitment and will carry out enhanced DBS and Prohibition Order checks before start dates.