Job Title: School Business Manager
Location: New Barn School, Newbury, Berkshire
Hours: Monday to Friday – Full time
Are you an organised and motivated individual who has Administration management experience within a School?
We are looking for an experienced School Business Manager to join our fantastic team at New Barn School in Berkshire. As a School Business Manager, you will assist with the strategic day-to-day running of the School, this will include assisting with finance, IT, infrastructure and maintenance along with helping the Principal with the growth plans for the School. You will make decisions focused in a way that maximises children’s achievement and ability to develop.
This is a great opportunity for a School Business Manager who wants to support the day-to-day running of a School for children with varied and complex needs. Your work will be challenging and rewarding in equal measure and you will be working in a school where we maintain a strong safeguarding culture, where pupils are listened to, respected and involved in as many decisions as possible.
When it comes to looking after our children, we never settle for second best. We are looking for a School Business Manager, who shares our vision to build incredible futures by empowering vulnerable young people in the UK, to be happy and to make their way in the world.
Whilst previous experience of working in a School would be desirable, excellent organisational skills and the right motivation, personal qualities and levels of resilience are just as important.
The ideal candidate should be calm, engaging, resilient, and have an innovative style of solving problems. You will line manage a number of School support staff such as Administrators, Catering Manager and Maintenance manager and so a strong sense of Leadership would also be essential.
New Barn is an Ofsted ‘Good’ rated School. It offers a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum to boys and girls, aged 6 – 19 years who have Social, Emotional and Mental Health complexities. New Barn School takes full advantage of its beautiful settings and fosters a love for using the outdoor curriculum including forest school, farm experiences and horse riding. The School is within a commutable distance of Swindon, Oxford, Andover, Basingstoke and Reading and other surrounding towns and villages.
Our services offer a stable, secure and supportive environment, in which the children and young people we care for can develop the skills and confidence necessary to help them fulfil their potential.
Acorn Education & Care is the UK’s leading independent provider of specialist education and residential care for vulnerable children and young people. As part of Outcomes First Group we are leading our sector in setting and delivering new approaches that provide measurable outcomes for those in our care.
Why join us?
We offer a friendly and inclusive working environment and the chance to be part of a fantastic multidisciplinary team, who work hard and support each other to deliver personalised, bespoke education & care. Our benefits package includes free parking, shopping discounts and cashback via our ‘Rewards Hub’, and access to content on mindfulness, fitness, recipes and much more as part of our ‘Your Wellbeing Matters’ programme.
As well as opportunities for internal promotion, you will have access to high-quality Continuing Professional Development to help pursue your own personal goals. We also offer accredited training programmes including Diplomas and NVQs, supplemented by ongoing learning opportunities.
Ultimately, all of our roles give you the opportunity to enrich the lives of young people and make a positive difference.
Application process & dates
Acorn Education and Care is part of Outcomes First Group. We are committed to the safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. All successful applicants will be subject to a fully Enhanced DBS.