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Canning Street Primary School

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School Business Manager

Canning Street Primary School

School Business Manager

Contract Type: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time – term time plus specified days

Salary: N8: £33,782 - £37,782 per annum, pro rata. Actual salary: £28,884 - £32,396 per annum


Required for September 2022


Canning Street Primary School Wellfield Road Newcastle Upon Tyne NE4 8PA

37 hours per week Term time only, plus 5 additional days during school closure times Required for September 2022

Governors of this popular and diverse inner-city school are seeking to appoint an exceptional and experienced School Business Manager due to the retirement of the current post-holder. This is an exciting opportunity to join this popular and successful school as part of their Senior Leadership Team.

We are a larger than average 2 form entry Primary school in the West End of Newcastle. We currently have approximately 470 children on roll, the vast majority of whom speak English as an additional language.

We serve an extremely diverse community and are very proud of our inclusive, supportive culture.

Excellent teaching and learning is at the centre of everything we do, and our highly skilled staff are always looking for ways to improve their practice. Our staff are happy, motivated and willing to go the extra mile.

Canning Street Primary School is a large PFI school with outstanding resources. The school is one of eight schools within the West End Schools Trust (WEST).

You will work alongside a highly professional, supportive and enthusiastic team to raise standards and systems within our support functions, as well as providing key business oriented support to the Head Teacher, other Senior Leaders and your colleagues across the Trust.

We are looking for someone who:

• Can contribute at a strategic and operational level

• Has experience of effectively managing a business, support services and staff

• Has professional knowledge of the following business disciplines to an appropriate level: - Finance (especially budgets) - Procurement - Premises Management - Health and Safety - Human Resources - Governance

• Can demonstrate you are able to manage a team effectively and positively influence others

• Ideally has previously worked as a School Business Manager or in an educational setting

In return we can offer you:

• Delightful, well-behaved children who thrive on challenge.

• A pleasant, modern work environment.

• Fantastic, supportive colleagues who take pride in sharing excellent practice across school.

• Opportunities for high quality CPD.

• A management team who prioritise highly staff wellbeing and work/life balance.

• The opportunity to work collaboratively with other Business Managers within our Trust.


Canning Street Primary School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all children and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The appointment of the successful applicant will depend upon receipt of an Enhanced Certificate of Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service and a range of other recruitment checks.

If you feel you would be an asset to the Canning Street Leadership Team, please complete and return an application form. We are also happy to carry out tours of the school and would encourage you to visit before you apply. Please contact the school office (0191 2735465) to arrange a mutually convenient time. We look forward to hearing from you.

Application forms and further information are available on our website: www.canning.newcastle.sch.uk or can be requested by emailing the school at admin@canning.newcastle.sch.uk Completed applications may be sent by email to: kathryn.herron@canning.newcastle.sch.uk (forms will require a handwritten signature if shortlisted)

or in hard copy to:

Mrs K Herron Headteacher Canning Street Primary School Wellfield Road Newcastle upon Tyne NE4 8PA

Closing Date for Applications: Friday 1st July at 3.30pm

Applications will be acknowledged by email.

If you do not hear from us you may assume that your application has not been successful.


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