Business Manager - Coolum State School

$88,195 - $95,654 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Sunshine Coast QLD, Australia
  • 14 Oct, 2021
Full time - Fixed Term Management - Schools Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

An exciting opportunity exists for a temporary Business Manager to join the team at Coolum State School. As the Business Manager you will interpret and analyse business plans and work alongside the Principal to deliver a range of corporate services. You will manage the timely delivery of organisational executive and administrative support frequently identify opportunities to adapt processes supervise the support staff workforce and encourage an environment in which quality services are delivered by demonstrating best practice, inspiring change and influencing key stakeholders.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO5
Workplace Location Sunshine Coast
Job ad reference QLD/NCR390791/21T
Closing date 27-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $88195 - $95654
Fortnightly salary $3380.50 - $3666.40
Job duration Until 18 April 2022, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Anthony Ryan
Contact details (07) 5471 9300

About our school:

Coolum State School has established an excellent reputation across the Coolum and wider Sunshine Coast since its foundation in 1917. We come together to build a sense of community, strength and success in all we do. Coolum State School draws children from the township of Coolum Beach, from the north as far as Mount Emu, from the south as far as Mount Coolum and to the hinterland in the west. From Prep to Year 6, we pride ourselves on our ability to prepare our students for the world of tomorrow, today. Creating intentional opportunities for students to be creative, effective communicators, collaborators and critical thinker provide students with valuable life attributes for a future beyond Coolum State School.

Your opportunity:

As the Business Manager you will interpret and analyse business plans and work alongside the Principal to deliver a range of corporate services. You will manage the timely delivery of organisational executive and administrative support; frequently identify opportunities to adapt processes; supervise the support staff workforce; and encourage an environment in which quality services are delivered by demonstrating best practice, inspiring change and influencing key stakeholders.

The Business Manager reports to the Principal and liaises with Deputy Principals, Heads of Department and Curriculum Coordinators.

Your role:

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

  • Demonstrate considerable autonomy, ensuring business service outcomes are achieved; leading diverse teams; and playing a proactive role in modelling service delivery and expectations within a dynamic school environment.
  • Provide support and leadership in the provision of a range of executive and administrative support services (e.g. manage multiple tasks and diverse/multidisciplinary work groups with conflicting priorities and timeframes; interpret departmental policies and oversee training and professional development for school support staff), and recommend and implement changes to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of those processes and work practices.
  • Lead and manage human resources for school support staff (through the identification of emerging talent, promotion of excellent performance outcomes and mentoring individuals to achieve their professional potential); undertake workforce planning; and oversee a breadth of activities (e.g. recruitment, induction, training, vacancy processing, skill gap analysis, performance management, rehabilitation processes). Work with the Principal in leading change within the school support staff, ensuring human resource practices conform to current standards and awards/conditions, and individuals thrive in a transforming work environment.
  • Contribute to financial planning processes including developing, planning, monitoring and reviewing the annual school budget, regularly reporting to the school management team and ensuring that financial activities comply with legislation and policy. Conduct analysis and provide information and advice to the Principal regarding the school's financial situation.
  • Provide facilities management advice and project management (e.g. evaluate new work and renovation projects in collaboration with the Principal; negotiate with external contractors; make recommendations and decisions in collaboration with the Principal; manage and review the Minor Works, grounds maintenance, and grounds improvement budgets). Consider alternative pathways for more effective and sustainable resource utilisation.
  • Build networks with other Business Managers, staff and community representatives to ensure the provision of corporate services meets best practice, and act as a role model for talent within the network.
  • Additional Finance, HR, Asset, Administration, Management, Leadership, Communication, Outcomes and Accountability activities as outlined on the Business Manager Work Profile contained within the Role Description.

In addition to the generic responsibilities as outlined in the Role Description and Work Profile outlined above, the desired applicant would have experience in the following school specific functions, including:

  • SBS – Finance and HR
  • One School – including excursion planners

Mandatory requirement:

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.

Subject

Not Applicable

School Type

Primary

Job Closing Date

27 Oct, 2021