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School Business Manager

West Dulwich, London
Salary Details:
Closing Date:
19 Jan 2020
About the role

We are looking for an outstanding and experienced School Business Manager to oversee the needs of a fast-paced, high-achieving 2-11 Preparatory School  Oakfield Prep .

As School Business Manager you will be a member of the senior leadership team and as such you will contribute to the strategic planning, monitoring, evaluation and development of the School. Working closely with the Headteacher you will be responsible for the financial and business management of the school as well as overseeing the effective running of the school administrative team.

We are looking for someone with financial and general management experience (school management qualifications and experience ideal but not essential) with an accounting qualification.  You will have experience in the management of a diverse range of activities which could include human resources, procurement, information technology, facilities management and health and safety. Working with a range of stakeholders is key to success. This is a full time or part time (min 30 hours pw) full year position based within the school. Hours can be flexible as long as in line with the requirements of the school (this can be discussed on application).

In return we can offer:

  • Up to £55,000 FTE based on experience
  • Company contributory up to 6% pension scheme
  • Extra-curricular activities
  • Subsidised lunches and education opportunities
  • Free parking
  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Life cover
  • A range of other flexible benefits

If you would like to take advantage of this rare opportunity and you feel you have something special to contribute to the next chapter of the Oakfield Preparatory School story, then we are waiting to hear from you.

Deadline for applications: 19th January 2020 and candidates will be informed of the outcome of their application no later than Tuesday 21st January.

Interviews will be held at Oakfield School on the following dates:

First Interview – 24th January 2020 to take place in the school; with final interview taking place at Reading Head Office on the 29th January 2020.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail please contact Moyra Thompson, Headteacher at Oakfield or contact the Recruitment team at Head Office,

Education Development Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.


About the organisation

Oakfield Preparatory School was established in 1887 and joined Education Development Trust in 2001. In Dulwich, the school is non-selective and aims to give pupils aged from 2 to 11 a caring, challenging and inspiring environment where they can develop during their formative years.


The motto at Oakfield Preparatory School is: to care, challenge and inspire. These aims are tangible, present in all meetings and decisions,every lesson plan and at the root of what drives every member of staff: to equip children with the wide range of personal qualities essential to thrive in tomorrow's world, while instilling traditional principles of discipline,courtesy and respect. The school is passionate about delivering an education of the highest quality which encourages our children to be the best that they can be.