School Business Manager


Queensbridge Road, Moseley, Birmingham, B13 8QB  


School Business Manager 

GR6B £53,111(SCP44) - £56,326 (SCP46)  

Actual Salary £51,702.74 (SCP44) - £54,422.61 (SCP46) 


Full Time 36.5 hours per week  

Term Time Only plus 4 weeks 


Queensbridge School is seeking to appoint an outstanding School Business Manager who will share our determination to transform the life chances of our pupils.  Queensbridge School is an 11-16 comprehensive, friendly and oversubscribed all-ability school of 900 pupils.   


We are looking for an enthusiastic School Business Manager with energy, drive and vision.  The role will require a professional who can provide accurate and efficient financial, strategic and operational leadership to advise and work closely with the Headteacher, Governing Board and other senior leaders.  The School Business Manager will be a part of the Senior Leadership Team and therefore we need someone that can provide strong leadership, strategic and operational direction of our school site and finances. 


The role requires managing the finance team, site team and the IT team and so the role will require a flexible and proactive individual with line management experience. The successful candidate will display flexibility and the ability to prioritise in a dynamic and changeable environment. You will share our commitment to the school values and ethos.  



About You:  

  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively with all stakeholders, both within and beyond the school 
  • Organisational skills  
  • Commitment to education and ensuring equal opportunities  
  • Experience of managing complex budgets, with multiple income streams 
  • Excellent personal qualities including empathy, patience and resilience  
  • An accounting qualification or equivalent professional experience is highly desirable 



About the Role:  

  • Provide strategic vision and to resource the School mission sustainably  
  • Lead the School’s financial strategy  
  • Develop and oversee all financial and site related policies and procedures to ensure compliance   
  • Monitor the financial performance regularly and systematically report to the Headteacher and the Board of Governors 
  • Be responsible for the preparation of the school budgets and 5 year plan, working with the Headteacher in line with the School Development Plans 
  • Ensure all statutory reporting on behalf of the school is accurate and timely 
  • Ensure follow up on any internal or external audit reports 
  • Be responsible for the management of bids 
  • Line management of finance, site and IT  
  • Be responsible for all matters relating to Health and Safety and ensuring compliance with relevant legislation 
  • Oversee building and improvement work to the site 
  • Be the designated Data Protection Officer 


Closing Date: 9am Friday 10th May 2024 

Interviews:  Friday 17th May 2024 


Informal visits to our school welcome.  

Should you require an application pack then please visit our web site:     

Potential applicants should ensure that they read our Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy and our Recruitment of Ex-Offenders Policy.  These policies can be found at Stronger Together | Vacancies ( 



The School and all its staff are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of the children. The successful candidate will be subject to necessary pre-employment checks, including: an enhanced DBS; Childcare Disqualification (where applicable); qualifications (where applicable); medical fitness; identity and right to work.  All applicants will be required to provide two suitable references.   

An online search will also be carried out on shortlisted candidates as part of due diligence on all shortlisted candidates.   

This post is covered by Part 7 of the Immigration Act (2016) and therefore the ability to speak English fluently is an essential requirement for this role.