Small Schools Business Manager - Arcadia Valley State School

$18,883 - $20,954 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Darling Downs, QLD, Australia
  • 06 Sep, 2021
Part time - Permanent Management - Schools

Job Description

We are seeking a passionate and dedicate individual to manage the smooth running of our school. As the Business Manager, you will be responsible for the effective and efficient administrative management of the school by providing corporate services and administrative support to the Principal. You will work within well-defined guidelines to provide advice and offer solutions to key stakeholders (external and internal) on business related problems (e.g. human resources, finance and facilities management) and have responsibility for autonomously delivering on priorities, seeking expert advice, adapting processes, problem solving and providing solutions according to clear outcomes with regular guidance by the Principal. If this sounds like it might be for you, get your application in to be part of this great opportunity!

Position status: Permanent
Position type: Part-time
Occupational group: Administration
Classification: AO3
Workplace Location: Darling Downs - Maranoa
Job ad reference: QLD/DSR386076/21P
Closing date: 19-Sep-2021
Yearly salary: $18883 - $20954
Fortnightly salary: $723.81 - $803.18
Job duration:
Contact person: Bradley Marsh
Contact details: 0428 113 009
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About the School:

Arcadia Valley State School is a small, one teacher school located 90km north of Injune and 120km south of Rolleston. Arcadia Valley State School sits in a stunning landscape, surrounded by cattle grazing properties. We work in partnership with our community to provide a quality education which supports students academically and socially. Established in 1975, Arcadia Valley State School provides education to students ranging from prep to year 6.

About the Role:

As the Small Schools Business Manager you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Operate autonomously to undertake day to day office procedures within well-defined policies (e.g. reception, arranging appointments, correspondence, maintaining school records and general administration), and utilise information and management systems to support effective and efficient reporting and administration.
  • Undertake the day to day supervision and management of school support staff, including monitoring workloads and performance (working in collaboration with the Principal for any difficult performance management situations), identifying workforce capability requirements, and role modelling performance standards. 
  • Oversee the signatories/approval of timesheets, leave applications, rosters, and arrange relief for school support staff, and organise, undertake and coordinate the recruitment, induction and training of school support staff. 
  • Assist the Principal with the preparation of the school budget and administer day to day financial matters (i.e. accounts payable/receivable, corporate card monitoring, reconciliations, banking), input and export data to/from OneSchool for the Principal, to assist with budgeting and financial management.
  • Assist the Principal with the management and coordination of school resources, assets and facilities (e.g. maintaining the asset register, organising repairs, facilities and grounds maintenance, planning and review of minor works etc.), engage external advice where appropriate and offer problem resolution support.

Please view the Role Description for a full list of responsibilities.

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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Job Closing Date

19 Sep, 2021