School Business Manager – St John’s Walham Green, Fulham

Date posted: 14th Mar 2024 Closing date: 15th Apr 2024 Borough: Hammersmith and Fulham Position: School Business Manager
Interview Date: 23rd Apr 2024 Salary: P04 (spine point 36 - 39) pro rata School: St John’s Walham Green CE Primary School

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St John’s Walham Green CE Primary School

Filmer Road, Fulham, London, SW6 6AS

Tel: 020 7731 5454      Website


Headteacher: Ms Barbara Wightwick, NPQH

School Business Manager

Salary Range: P04 (spine point 36 – 39) pro rata

Hours: 35 hours per week (8.30am – 4.30pm or 9.00am – 5.00pm)

Working Pattern: Term time only, plus 2 weeks

The governors at St. John’s Walham Green CE Primary School are seeking an experienced School Business Manager to join the leadership team of our school.

The School Business Manager (SBM) is the school’s leading support staff professional and works as part of the Leadership Team to assist the Headteacher to ensure that the school meets its vision and educational aims. The successful individual will play a key role in overseeing the non-teaching aspects of school development, supporting the school in providing an exceptional learning environment and experience for our children and community. The role encompasses responsibility for the strategic development and operation for the business functions of our school. This includes financial resource management, ICT and information management, facility and property management, health and safety, strategic operations for human resources as well as statutory compliance.

We are able to offer you a welcoming and vibrant team, committed to improving outcomes for the pupils we serve. You will be an enthusiastic and forward thinking leader with a positive approach to school life.

We are looking for an enthusiastic and inspirational person with:

  • An SBM or accounting qualification or equivalent experience;
  • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills;
  • The ability to lead a team and train others in required skills;
  • Sound experience of financial management and budgetary planning and controls;
  • Working experience of human resources management;
  • An excellent working knowledge of ICT systems, including financial software and Excel;
  • Proven experience of Arbor, FMS & SIMS;
  • Excellent organisational, entrepreneurial, analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • An understanding of Health and Safety legislation and how this relates to facilities management;
  • Drive and commitment to take us forward into the next phase of our school’s development;
  • The ability to organise your work under pressure and reach deadlines;
  • A desire to contribute to the Christian ethos of the school.

School visits:

Visits to the school are warmly welcomed and encouraged.

Please contact the School Administrator Mrs Sheila Baxter to arrange a visit
Tel: 020 7731 5454 or email

How to apply:

Please find the Job description and Person specification here;
and the Application form here.

Please complete and return an Application form to

Closing date: Monday 15th April
Shortlisting: Thursday 18th April
Interview: Tuesday 23rd April

St John’s Walham Green CofE Aided School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All appointments will be subject to an enhanced DBS check. We particularly welcome applicants from under-represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.