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West Cliff Primary School

School Business Manager

Location: West Cliff Primary School, Whitby
Contract: Permanent post
Hours/ Working Pattern: 37 hours per week, term time only plus training days
Pay: Grade F (9 – 13), £13.02 - £13.93 per hour, £21,775 - £23,296 per annum after pro rata estimate, £1,814 - £1,941 after pro rata monthly estimate

Closing Date: Monday 29th April
Interviews: Week commencing 6th May
Start Date: September 2024

Are you an experienced administrator looking to progress in your career? 
We welcome applications from administrators who do not have school-based administrative experience.
West Cliff Primary School
West Cliff Primary School is a warm and friendly community school that provides education from children aged 2-11. It currently has around 200 children on roll, divided into 8 classes (one for each year group). We also have the Rockpool, which is our Targeted Mainstream Provision for children with high level social, emotional and mental health needs. The school mainly takes children from the west side and the centre of Whitby but is accessible from all parts of the town.
We pride ourselves on providing a warm and welcoming environment for children and adults alike, and we strive to provide the very best standard of education possible for our children. The six principles of nurture run through our school.
We are a Beach School as we believe that the beach is a fantastic resource that can be used, both to learn and have fun on. We are located a short walk from the beach and you can even see the sea from our upper-floor classrooms!
For more information about West Cliff, please visit our website:
Our Opportunity
We are looking to recruit into the post of School Business Manager. The successful applicant will be the face and voice of our West Cliff Family (alongside our part time secretary) and support the Headteacher. The key duties will be in the areas of day-to-day running of the office, resources, facilities (including health and safety) and finance.
This is a fantastic opportunity for an astute and highly motivated colleague to join our school administration team. This role will appeal to prospective colleagues looking for further development in a school support role, or of someone who is interested in working within education.
We understand that you may not have experience in all the areas we are looking for (finance, resources and facilities, including health and safety) but it is essential you have experience in at least one of these areas.
You will work closely with our Headteacher and School Secretary. However all of our staff are friendly and happy to help!
Being part of a very busy school office, you will find no two days are exactly the same! We welcome interest from colleagues looking to develop further across all sectors (not just those with an education background).
Key Duties
  • Answer the phone, greet parents and children – always with kindness and a nurturing approach.
  • Support our Headteacher with lettings, invoices, and supporting with all health & safety matters including preparing for reviews, day-to-day monitoring of premises, risk assessments etc.
  • Undertake safer recruitment checks and deal with aspects of personnel, including staff absence recording.
  • Support with the organisation of all school trips, both residential and day visits.
  • Administer the day-to-day finances of the school including processing orders for all resources and arranging payments of invoices with the central trust office.
  • Work closely with other admin colleagues in other Trust schools and the Trust CFO.
  • Line management of the School Secretary.
  • Have respect for confidentiality and the ability to work under pressure and prioritise their time effectively.
  • Have excellent communication and organisational skills.
  • Have experience of working in an office/administrative environment.
We can offer you: 
  • Happy, enthusiastic children.
  • Supportive parents who are keen to be involved in school life.
  • A nurturing work environment, with opportunities for professional development.
  • School colleagues who will support you.
Queries / School Visits
Informal chats with our Headteacher, Kirsty Hird, are welcomed. For queries or to arrange a call or school visit with the Headteacher / Head of Department, please contact Chloe Bullen at or on 01609 536 964
Chloe has been has been engaged to support us with recruiting to this exciting opportunity. We actively welcome you to contact us to chat through the role and talk informally about the school/post and how working here will make a real difference to the children and young people on the coast.
Application Process

Application Pack

Please apply via NYC Jobs
An email will be sent to shortlisted candidates with details of the interview process / shortlisting outcome.
When applying please take into account the following:
Supporting Information
The supporting information section of your application should clearly evidence your ability to meet the requirements we have outlined in the person specification (see application pack). This will be used to shortlist applicants for this role and therefore it is imperative that you provide evidence as requested.
When completing your application, please provide two employment referees. Generally, this is your current and most recent employer.
An enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service is required for this post, you must be prepared to apply for such a disclosure if appointed.
We are committed to meeting the needs of our diverse community and aim to have a workforce reflecting this diversity. We are also committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and adults. We have a robust child protection policy and all staff will receive training relevant to their role at induction and throughout employment at the school. We expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
Please note this post is in regulated activity and exempt from the rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and subject to satisfactory references and an enhanced DBS criminal records and barred list check for work with children. An online search may be undertaken as part of the recruitment process on information available in the public domain. Candidates should disclose anything that may be relevant in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education.
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