School Business/Operations Manager
Location: Milton Keynes MK6 area
Start date: January/February 2021
Salary: SCP 23 - 30 (£27,741 - £33,782)
We have a very exciting School Business/Operations Manager permanent posting available with a small school trust. This trust consists of 7 schools in total and the position is based across two primary schools within Milton Keynes based next to each other. *It is imperative you have experience of working in a school in this capacity to be considered for this role.*
The Operations Manager will report to the Headteacher and will manage the day to day operations of the school. The ideal candidate will be highly self-motivated, efficient, effective, great with people and willing to work as part of the school's leadership team.
If you have a can do approach and attitude and the essential skills set out in the person specification, then we look forward to receiving your application.
Your application should cover how you meet the essential criteria as detailed in the person specification.
Closing date: 4pm on Friday 15th January 2021. The trust are looking to appoint someone as soon as possible however will wait until February 2021 for the right person should they need to serve a notice period.
Interviews to take place: w/c 18th January 2021
Finance Responsibilities: The post-holder will carry out some/ all of the following:
Complete month end management accounts, including reconciliation, variance analysis and forecasting
Reconcile and post payroll
Bank Reconciliations and month end control processes
Cover for School Finance Officers when required to include processing purchase and sales ledgers, where appropriate
Train Group Finance Officers in process and systems Assist in the annual year end process for all schools.
Project work to ensure financial systems are efficient and effective and best value is always achieved.
Assisting in the development of Budgets.
Ensuring that all records and documents are available for both internal and external audit and assisting the Chief Financial Officer and Auditors through the audit.
Identify and adjust accounts to recognise prepayments and accruals
Attend meetings in relation to role
Any other duties as directed by the Chief Financial Officer
Personal Qualities and Attributes:
This position requires the following personal qualities and attributes:
To communicate effectively, professionally and in a friendly manner with staff, suppliers, pupils, parents and other key stakeholders such as Auditors. To be an ambassador for the Trust in dealing with external persons, and to be a respected member of the team by internal staff.
To work with the highest level of accuracy always Able to cope with work pressure points, disruptions and things going wrong, in a professional, calm and measured manner.
To be highly motivated and positive towards the Trust's goals. This position must enjoy completing their work in a professional and positive manner, relish solving problems and take pride in helping people, thus gaining the respect of all staff in the Trust.
To have a flexible approach towards work and working hours. Although the team should be able to cope with the required workload during the normal working hours, it is recognised that during unexpected staff absences or when things do not go to plan, flexibility will be required.
This position demands flexibility in working hours so that tasks are completed, exchanging work time when busy for social time when not busy
To be totally reliable with excellent time management skills. Once entrusted with a task, to efficiently use time to ensure that it is completed on time, or to raise with the Chief Finance Officer the reasons why the task cannot be completed, at the earliest opportunity
To be a team player. This position is part of a team with team tasks and responsibilities. The person must act and work as a team member as well as an effective leader.