School Business Manager


The Headteacher and Governors of South Molton Community Primary School are seeking to appoint a dynamic, creative and inspirational School Business Manager to strategically and operationally lead, manage and drive aspects of the school. The role will include responsibility for the finance, administration, premises, health and safety and human resources function. They will also line manage a group of staff and be responsible for performance management.

Our new School Business Manager will be a member of the school leadership team and this position will provide an opportunity to play a key role in the development, administration and operation of our wonderful school. The school is currently in an exciting period of growth, with an expanding role so a great time to join the school.

This multi-faceted role requires excellent time management, organisational and people skills, as well as the ability to be flexible, adaptable and recognise that in this role, no two days are ever the same. The new school business manager will be a role model for demonstrating our school values and help to drive the school forwards to becoming closer to nature, more environmentally friendly and becoming carbon zero by 2030.


The successful candidate will:

  • Have an energetic, enthusiastic and positive approach;

  • Be able to use their own initiative and work well under pressure;

  • Have excellent interpersonal and time management skills;

  • Be a lifelong learner who embraces new challenges

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the environment and outdoor learning;

  • Have good IT skills and finance knowledge;

  • Be able to think strategically;


We can offer:

  • Children who are well behaved, enthusiastic and eager to learn;

  • A supportive and hardworking staff team with a positive working environment;

  • An opportunity to play a vital role in the strategic direction of this growing school

  • A commitment to your continued professional development

  • A school which values nature, the outdoors, and the environment

Grade – G29-33 £17.36 P/H - £19.47 P/H

Appointment type – Full time

Hours – 37.5 hpw Monday to Friday.

Some flexibility of working hours to be arranged at the interview.

42 weeks per annum (Term time and non-pupil days + 3 weeks)

For further information or a discussion about the role please contact the Headteacher on 01769572198 or email on

Please send completed applications to

Please apply by 10th November 2022.

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The Governing Body of South Molton Community Primary School is actively looking to appoint one or more new governors to our governing body, please see the attached document for more information.