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We are a multicultural, fully inclusive Church of England school with a vibrant and creative community of learners. Our exciting location at the heart of Bristol offers opportunities for creativity and exploration. We are a friendly and supportive team with a Christian ethos, that works closely together to achieve the best for every child.

School Business Manager

We are looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and committed person to take a leading role within the school, working in close partnership with the head teacher and our talented team.


Our business manager is responsible for all operational functions within the school including finance, administration, HR, premises, contracts and Health & Safety. The role includes:

  • Working closely with the head teacher and Governors.
  • Providing accurate and timely financial reporting and management information.
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements with appropriate systems and policies.
  • Managing and improving the estate including maintenance and capital projects.
  • Managing 3rd party supply contracts including ICT, HR, H&S, cleaning & catering, ensuring high quality service and value for money procurement.
  • Building relationships with across a diverse range of stakeholders & advisers.
  • Ad hoc project work as required.

We are looking for someone who is likely to currently be working in a leadership or management position. Previous experience/ knowledge of working in the education sector is desirable, but not essential. More important is a demonstrable relevant attitude and skill set, as well as experience of providing quality support, ideally in a cross functional operational role.

Some evening working is required to attend Governor meetings (on average two per term).

We offer:

  • A vibrant and creative school environment
  • A committed, supportive and friendly team who work together to achieve the best outcomes for our children and families
  • Opportunities for professional development supported by internal expertise and outside collaboration

The school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and expects all staff and volunteers to demonstrably share this commitment. Any successful candidate will be required to undertake an enhanced disclosure check by the Disclosure and Barring Service.


  • Hours: Part time, term-time only + 2 weeks (41 weeks per academic year), 25 hours per week ideally worked over 4 days per week (including occasional attendance at evening governor meetings)
  • Salary: Bristol Pay Grade BG12 (pro-rata), full-time equivalent salary range £36,371 – £39,571 plus local authority pension benefit
  • Start date: 1st September 2022


School Business Manager – Job Advert

School Business Manager – Job Description

School Business Manager – Employee Specification

BCC Application Form – Support Roles

How to Apply

We would encourage you to visit the school. Please contact the school office (office@willowpark.org.uk or 0117 9030434) to make an appointment.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 midday on Wednesday, 18th May 2022. Please apply using the Bristol City Council application form available on our Eteach profile and our website. We cannot accept CVs.

Shortlisting will take place on Thursday, 19th May 2022. Successful candidates will be invited for interview on Tuesday, 24th May 2022.

Email for applications: recruitment@willowpark.org.uk