Business Manager - Ringwood Heights Primary School

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Ringwood Heights Primary School., Summit Crescent, Ringwood North VIC, Australia
  • 11 May, 2022
Full time - Permanent Management - Schools Administrative and other Support Services

Job Description

Job ID:  1277849
Location:  Ringwood Heights Primary Schoo
Department:  Ringwood Heights Primary Schoo
Role Type:  Business Manager
Subjects/Duties:  View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term:  Ongoing
Classification:  Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By:  24/05/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date:  14/06/2022
End Date:  
Hours:  38.00
Contact Name:  Kim Bride
Phone:  9870 3050
School Website:


Established in 1965, Ringwood Heights Primary School is nestled in a wooded area in the Maroondah district of the Eastern Metropolitan Region.

The school is set in extensive grounds that provide a wide variety of active and passive play areas including an oval, hard court areas covered by shade, new playgrounds and extensive native bushland.

The school takes great pride in being a strong community school with consistent and constructive involvement of parents in all aspects of our school life.

Students are grouped in four areas relating to Levels of Learning: Level 1 – Prep; Level 2- Years 1 and 2; Level 3- Years 3 and 4; Level 4-Years 5 and 6. All class groupings with the exception of Prep are multi-age.

The school places emphasis on inquiry and this is interpreted through different programs at each level, including play based learning in the Prep level through to negotiated integrated inquiry learning in the senior classes.

Learning and Wellbeing are supported through Positive Education approaches and strategies as part of our involvement in the Maroondah Positive Education Network. Specialist instruction is provided in Visual Arts, Performing Arts, Physical Education and Library.

Ringwood Heights offers a comprehensive developmental curriculum implemented by a team of dedicated, caring professionals. We are a leading school in the development of integrated units of work, inquiry learning and professional action learning teams.

Student learning experiences occur within a whole school planning framework called "RHPS Throughlines"'.

There is a strong emphasis on student voice and action within our units which are delivered over a two year cycle.

Our biennial Artist in Schools program is a celebrated community event with opportunities for 100% participation from all our students.

Ringwood Heights offers Learning Spaces which provide flexibility for learning and collaboration.

Information and Communication Technologies are utilized as learning tools to support 21st century learning opportunities.

Our open plan, Visual Art and Library hub supports and nurtures our students as they develop their learning assets.

Selection Criteria

SC1 Demonstrated capacity to lead an office team, including capacity for directing the work of others.

SC2 Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respect to human resource and financial management records systems.

SC3 Sound knowledge of financial management legal requirements and practices, including the capacity to produce reports and provide advice in respect to those reports.

SC4 High level organizational skills, including the capacity to prioritise work flows.

SC5 High level written and verbal communication skills.


A Business Manager role will usually undertake tasks that impact on the whole school. The role seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, finance or human resources.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.

Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility. Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.

Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice in matters relating to the school finance, human resources or school administration.


Deliver School Services

  • Manage the design and production of school publications and documents


  • Manage and direct the preparation of annual budgets and regular financial statements and contribute to the financial decision making of the school.
  • Prepare funding submissions for the leadership team and school council.
  • Direct the accounting processes of the school and ensure that all funds, including school investments, are effectively accounted for according to Treasury regulations.
  • Provide advice to staff on spending against budget in respect to faculties, programs and other school projects.
  • Administer government grants and other school income.
  • Manage fund raising activities.

General Administration

  • Ensure the provision of a range of administrative support functions for the Principal and teaching staff.
  • Provide administrative support to external service providers as required.
  • Manage the processing of student admissions, registrations, enrolments and transfers.
  • Provide required level of administrative support for school events, functions and projects.
  • Implement induction programs for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school.

Human Resources

  • Research, plan and prepare development programs for support staff.
  • Manage recruitment procedures.
  • Provide authoritative advice to the leadership team on support structures and work practices.
  • Assist in the development of work practices that ensure appropriate occupational health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Manage procedures relating to employee relations issues.
  • Assist in the development of human resource planning.

Manage School Resources

  • Coordinate the use and maintenance of school buildings and equipment.
  • Liaise and negotiate with service providers in respect to the cost and quality of services.
  • Supervise the delivery of contracted services.
  • Manage the development and collection of resource material at the school.

Support School Council

  • Draft reports and make recommendations on operational issues.
  • Evaluate and report on the operational efficiency of computer systems in production, making recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Develop techniques and procedures that will affect work practices beyond the work place.
  • Manage a technical program with a broad scope across the school.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.


Not Applicable

School Type


Job Closing Date

24 May, 2022