School Business Manager
  • Employer: Owlsmoor School
  • Reference: Pri/20/135662
  • Published: Thu 15/10/2020, 10:20 AM
  • Closing on: Mon 02/11/2020, 12:00 PM
  • Working Pattern: Part Time, Term Time
  • Hours: 32 hours per week, Term time only plus 5 INSET days (may be some holiday working by mutual agreement)
  • Salary: £35,354- £40,506 (FTE)
  • DBS Check: Enhanced
  • Location: Owlsmoor Primary School, Cambridge Road, Owlsmoor, Sandhurst, Berkshire

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School Business Manager

Come and bring your strategic business management acumen to Owlsmoor Primary School

The Head Teacher and Governing Body would like to appoint a self -motivated, inspirational person to the new post of School Business Manager at Owlsmoor Primary School.

The post holder will be an active member of the school’s leadership team, working closely with the Head Teacher, Senior Leaders and the Governors. The role will involve the strategic leadership and management of the financial, premises, human resources and administrative aspects of the school, as well as the day to day management of the office and premises staff.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Experience of working in a business or education environment at a management level
  • A strong financial/administrative background
  • Experience of managing finance, human resources, premises and support functions, ideally within an educational setting
  • Effective ICT skills
  • Ability to relate well to children and families
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the school
  • The ability to secure income through the identification of appropriate grants and successful bid writing

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. An enhanced DBS check, satisfactory references and relevant documentation are required for this post.

Visits to the school are warmly encouraged and can be arranged through the school office, please contact Teresa Owles   

Interview date: Wednesday 4th November 2020


How to Apply

Please apply online (see link below) or contact the school for further details. We will only accept applications on Bracknell Forest application forms, please do NOT forward your CV.

Equal Opportunities

We are an equal opportunities employer and are committed to providing equality of opportunity to all. Our aim is to treat all employees and prospective employees with integrity, respect and consideration.

We aim to ensure that individuals are recruited, selected, trained and promoted on the basis of ability, job requirements, skills, aptitudes and other objective criteria. In this respect we will ensure that no job applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, marital status or disability, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which are not covered by legislation or existing codes of practice.



We are a Disability Symbol User and as such have made a commitment to guarantee an interview to all applicants with a disability who meet the essential criteria of the person specification.

To help us with our commitment to this guarantee, please indicate if you have a disability on your application form.



Bracknell Forest Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children/young people and expects all employees, workers and volunteers to share this commitment. We will ensure that all our recruitment and selection practices share this commitment.


This position requires an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check because it involves contact with (or access to data concerning) children/young people/adults at risk. On your application form, you will need to tell us about any spent convictions, cautions, reprimands or warnings which may later appear on your DBS Certificate.

To find out more about the application process for working with children, young people and adults at risk visit


The Local Safeguarding Children’s Board (LSCB) has responsibility for working together to oversee the safety and well-being of children and young people in Bracknell Forest. Find out more about the LSCB at


Pre–employment medical check

You may be asked about your physical ability to perform the job during interview. As a condition of the Offer of Employment, the successful applicant will be asked to complete an Occupational Health questionnaire from which our Occupational Health Advisor will assess your medical suitability to do the job. You may be required to attend a medical examination.



On your application form you will be asked to provide the names and addresses of two people who will provide a reference. At least one should be from your current/most recent employer. If you are not currently working with children/adults at risk but have done so in the past it is important that a reference is obtained from the employer by whom you were most recently employed working with children/adults at risk.

Employment references must be provided by your current or most recent line manager and will not be accepted from relatives or people writing solely in the capacity of friends. However, your referees may include someone you know with standing in the community i.e. a teacher, vicar etc.

We take up references for all shortlisted candidates and wherever possible we like to apply for these prior to interview.


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