Business Manager - Capricornia School of Distance Education, Rockhampton

$109,756 - $117,531 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD, Australia
  • 15 Jul, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management – Schools

Job Description

Capricornia School of Distance Education is currently seeking an experienced Business Manager to join our team. In this role, you will oversee the corporate and administrative support and management of our campuses in Emerald and Rockhampton in accordance with departmental policy.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position Type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO7
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/CQR379795/21T
Closing date 28-Jul-2021
Yearly salary $109756 - $117531
Fortnightly salary $4207.00 - $4505.00
Job duration Period of 12 months unless otherwise determined
Contact person Amanda Rynne
Contact details (07) 4931 4843

About our school:

Capricornia School Of Distance Education ensures that our vision to provide 'Excellence In Education Across Capricornia' is evident every day in our educational services. Our motto 'Isolated but United Across Capricornia' is real for all students, home teachers and staff of the school.

We encourage you to explore our website to learn more about our quality educational programs. If you would like to work with us to shape your child's future, please contact us for an enrolment interview.

Your opportunity:

As the Business Manager, you will provide strategic advice, analysis and planning support to the Executive Principal/Principal and the Executive Management team in relation to financial planning and budgeting, human resource management, and facility and asset management. You will manage the strategic operations of the school to ensure operations are managed professionally to align with departmental priorities.

The Business Manager reports to the Executive Principal/Principal.

Your role:

As the Business Manager you will have responsibility for (but not limited to) the following:

  • Lead the delivery of school-wide corporate services, and assist the Executive Principal/Principal to plan, direct and manage the schools operational resources in line with school objectives and priorities. Provide advice which is critical in dealing with significant issues or matters, providing recommendations and input that contributes to the strategic direction of the school.
  • Work in a specialised environment, characterised by a regular requirement to modify and adapt established systems or business plans to deliver optimal outcomes; analyse a variety of options before choices can be made; and resolve problems within established management systems, operational standards and budget parameters.
  • Manage corporate information systems and processes within the school, adapting where necessary to ensure that systems reflect the school's evolving needs. Analyse, review and refine systems and processes in line with continuous improvement practices and considered assessment of alternatives to ensure ongoing alignment with changing business or policy requirements.

Other responsibilities (as required)

  • Scan the external environment for novel techniques and processes that could be implemented within the school to foster innovative operational approaches that bring considerable value to the school. (e.g. this may include the application and management of additional funding opportunities).
  • Develop differentiated marketing strategies that utilise contemporary technology (e.g. apps, social media) to promote and uniquely position the school to the wider community and build relationships with key partners.
  • Actively support and review the management of school commercial endeavours (e.g. school facilities hire), including recruitment of staff/volunteers.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted


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School Type


Job Closing Date

28 Jul, 2021