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School Business Manager- Hartshill School

The Midland Academies Trust is seeking to recruit an experienced School Business Manager for one of its four secondary schools, Hartshill School. The Business Manager will be part of the Senior Leadership team and this role requires a dedicated, flexible and organised person who will approach work with a positive attitude, honesty, confidentiality and integrity.

Joining our family of schools

The Midland Academies Trust's mission is “Creating Successful Futures”. We are a close-knit family of four academies located within a 10 mile radius – our proximity provides a strong position for collaborative working and reflects a deep commitment to our community.

All schools within the Trust are united in their vision to rapidly improve the learning experience of their pupils and raise the aspirations of the local communities which they serve. There is a strong collegiate atmosphere within our Trust. We operate shared policies, systems and processes to ensure that our collaboration creates efficiencies in practice. We want it to be easy for our staff to help pupils achieve well and be prepared for a successful future. That’s why we continually review how we work to accelerate pupil progress whilst reducing staff workload.

The School Business Manager will be responsible for ensuring that all MAT policies and procedures are implemented efficiently within the Academy. This is a varied role that encompasses all areas of school management including:

• Financial accounting and processes,

• Data protection

• Administration,

• Management of staffing data including the single central register

• safeguarding of site,

• HR procedures.

• Line manage all support staff involved in administration, premises
management, financial support and health and safety

• Procurement (in liaison with central support)

Across our Trust we have shared systems for finance, payroll and estates. Our schools work closely together and with our sponsor North Warwickshire and South Leicestershire College to deliver an effective business and administration function. The successful candidate will be joining a team who enable our schools to deliver great teaching and learning in safe, well-resourced and managed facilities.

Our commitments to you

Our Trust commitments to every member of staff:

  1. Our students have clear classroom routines so no time is wasted

  2. Our teachers give whole class feedback, not individualised marking

  3. Our middle leaders focus on student learning, not data input

  4. Our senior leaders manage student conduct on behalf of our staff

  5. Our faculties plan and work together on shared approaches

  6. Our five year curriculum is highly ambitious and knowledge-led

  7. Our staff are valued as professional experts in their field

  8. Our Trust sets time for collaboration and learning from experts

  9. Our annual calendar of meetings and events are released before the start of the academic year

  10. Our five year, knowledge-rich curriculum features common examination boards across all schools

How to apply

The closing date is 22nd November 2020.

Please send completed applications to