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School Business Manager

Please Note: The application deadline for this job has now passed.

About the role

Due to the retirement of our highly valued School Business Manager at the end of the school year, Ely St. John's Community Primary School has an exceptional opportunity for a resilient, driven and motivated individual to join our progressive leadership team.

What will you be doing?

You will be joining a forward thinking outward looking senior leadership team who are striving to provide the pupils at Ely St. John’s with the very best educational offer possible.

At Ely St. John’s we aim to provide a caring, friendly school community in which every child and adult feels valued and secure.  Your values will align with ours and you will want to provide our pupils with the very best educational offer possible.  Naturally, you will bring with you enthusiasm, integrity and the ability to work as part of a team and we will look to you to lead the efficient and effective management of the school’s financial, administrative and operational functions.  Furthermore, you will be ready to demonstrate your creativity and innovation and will be adept at prioritising your workload. 

About you

As a strategic thinker with strong leadership and financial management skills, we invite you to apply for this exciting opportunity.  We can't wait to hear from you.

We are very open to supporting ambitious candidates who can grow into the role so please do consider applying even if you feel you do not meet every element of the job specification.

We are looking for the right candidate to start work with us in time for the beginning of the new school year in September, potentially with a period of time before that as handover with our current Business Manager in order to ensure the smoothest possible start to the new role.

For further information and to apply, please contact the school office or download the application pack from our website


To apply, please complete the application form and submit a covering letter to the Headteacher detailing the reasons for your suitability for the role (Please provide some specific examples which demonstrate your relevant skills, knowledge and experience in relation to the job you are applying for.  Please refer to the criteria listed in the Job Description and Person Specification when choosing suitable examples.).

Closing Date:   Wednesday 12th June

Interviews: Will be held during the week beginning Monday 17th June.

We would be delighted to show you around Ely St. Johns and would highly recommend a school tour.  Please contact the Headteacher either through the school office or directly:            

01353 612780


About us

Cambridgeshire is a great place to work and live with a diverse population, an urban centre in Cambridge, historic Isle of Ely, Huntingdon and St Ives as well as more rural landscapes.

Our four values are central to our culture, driving everything we do.

We are proud to serve the diverse communities of Cambridgeshire and want our workforce to be reflective of this diversity, which we firmly believe benefits our colleagues, the organisation and our communities. If you don’t meet every single requirement in the job role but think this could be you, please don’t be put off.   We are committed to building a workplace that is compassionate and inclusive as well as diverse, so if you think you could be a good candidate for this role please consider applying and speak to the recruiting manager if you have any questions.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, along with our employee network 'IDEAL' and self-organised peer support groups help us to foster an inclusive, supportive and safe working environment where people feel valued, respected, and empowered.  We collect relevant diversity data for monitoring as part of the recruitment process to understand the diversity of our applicants and monitor any trends throughout the recruitment processes so that we can take meaningful action.

We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer. We fully support providing reasonable adjustments throughout our recruitment process, as well as when you join us, and we encourage candidates to contact the Hiring Manager, whose details can be found in the advert, to discuss any adjustment needs. Some examples of adjustments could include additional time to complete an assessment or printing a document on pastel coloured paper with larger font size and line spacing. We would value talking about what might be possible to enable you to join us and thrive, so if there is something that would help you to do your best during your journey with us, please get in touch.

Visit our jobs and careers section to find out more about our wide range of learning and development opportunities; apprenticeships; our wellbeing package; staff benefits; our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion.

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