Business Manager

$88,899 - $101,743 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Throsby ACT, Australia
  • 22 Jul, 2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 04 August 2021
Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $88,899 - $101,743 plus superannuation
Position No: 52635
Directorate: Education
Contact Officer: Shelley Jacobs on or (02) 6207 8299

Details: Do you want to be part of the starting journey of Canberra’s newest Primary School?

Are you looking for a varied and rewarding role in a dynamic setting?

Is setting up best practice business processes in line with Directorate policies and relevant legislation one of your strengths?

If you answered yes to those questions, we have a rewarding and challenging opportunity for you. Canberra’s newest school located in Throsby and opening for the 2022 school year is looking for an innovative Business Manager to join the school leadership team. A large site, the modern facilities require an innovative person to manage the facilities with the appointed Building Services Officer.

The successful applicant will play a vital role in setting up the school, it’s staff and the community for success through business leadership and engagement.

This role will be an active member of the school leadership team, overseeing the operations of the school business, and is accountable to the ACT Education Directorate in meeting relevant legislative requirements. Responsibilities include financial management; coordination of Government business requests, management and monitoring of contracts and leases, managing relationships with partners and vendors, identify opportunities and create business development plans to assist the school in delivering its strategic vision and business plan.

An ability to think critically will be vital in providing informed advice to the Principal to minimise risks, meet compliance requirements, to strategically ensure the most effective use of resources and to offer advice and solutions for business operations including identifying issues and setting up protocols. Excellent communication and customer service skills will be essential. The Business Manager plays an integral role within the school community and the school improvement agenda, ensuring the school is a safe, happy and positive environment where students love to learn. They provide valuable, enabling support to the Principal while working collaboratively with the school leadership team and the school community to support student outcomes. Responsibility for leading, mentoring and managing the education support staff of the school also falls within the expectations of this role.

Eligibility/Other Requirements: Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to -


  • A First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake appropriate training.
  • Experience in a business-related role.
  • Financial qualification or relevant experience.

Notes: A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please submit your response of no more than three pages addressing the Selection Criteria (Professional/Technical Skills and Knowledge and Behavioural Capabilities) as detailed in the Position Description, together with your curriculum vitae and names of two referees before the closing date. Please provide evidence of your suitability for the role by including examples that clearly demonstrate your relevant Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural capabilities as required.

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Job Closing Date

04 Aug, 2021