Business Manager

$87,715 - $100,388 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • Chapman Primary School, Perry Drive, Chapman ACT, Australia
  • 19/02/2021
Full time - Permanent Management – Schools

Job Description

  • Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
  • Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
  • Position No: 37405
  • Directorate: Education
  • Advertised (Gazettal date): 18 February 2021
  • Contact Officer: James Barnett on or (02) 6205 7488

Details: Are you looking for a varied and rewarding role in a dynamic setting? What better place to work than one of our ACT public schools where you can play a vital role in supporting the school community through business leadership and engagement.

This role is 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 finance and the management of budgets; coordination of Government business requests, management and monitoring of contracts and leases, managing relationships with partners and vendors, identify opportunities, and develop plans for business development which includes assisting the school in delivering on its strategic vision and business plan.

An ability to think critically will be vital in providing informed advice to the Principal to minimize risks, ensure compliance, strategically ensure the most effective use of resources, and offer advice and solutions for business operations including identifying issues and following established 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 non-teaching support staff of the school also falls within the expectations of this role.

Chapman Primary School is located at Weston Creek with approximately 633 students enrolled across Kindergarten to year 6, 55 teaching staff and 14 support staff. Link to School website

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 is desirable.
  • Experience in a business-related role and financial qualifications and/or relevant experience is desirable

Notes: An order of merit 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 two pages addressing the Selection Criteria found within 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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