Business Manager

Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Salary: £53,622 - £56,630
Location: Parkside Primary School, 21 Wellington Avenue, Chingford, London,
Contract: Permanent
Working Pattern: Full Time
Hours: 35 hours per week.
DBS Check: Enhanced
Closing Date: 19/02/2024 at 09:00
Reference: SCH/24/268429

Business Manager

Salary: PO5 44 - 47


Closing date:Monday 19th February 2024


Start Date : ASAP


Parkside Primary is a three form entry school where the children are at the heart of everyting we do. We offer a school that cares about the well-being of the whole community. Parkside is a Good school (OFSTED March 2023). We offer our children an enriched, broad and balanced curriculum which strives to give children lots of opportunities in music, arts and sport as well as excelling academically. This is reflected in our Mission Statement - Proud to Shine!


Due to the retirement of our excellent and much loved Business Manager, we are looking to recruit a new one to join our Senior Leadership team. This role is for an experienced School Business Manager who wants to take the next step in their development and who:

  • Wants to join an outstanding, passionate and friendly staff team
  • Can achieve the highest standards in Finance, HR and Premises development
  • Is organised, efficient and inspired
  • Is seeking a role where they can make a real difference to the development and operation of the school
  • Has a hard working and flexible attitude
  • Wants to make a difference
  • Has the ability to work under pressure, with enthusiasm, motivation and commitment. 
  • Has strong verbal and communication skills and is able to communicate effectively with a wide range of pupils, colleagues and parents/carers.​​​​​​


 We will offer you:

  • A friendly, warm and supportive school community.
  • An inclusive, unique and innovative school.
  • Tailored CPD to supprt your development.
  • A supportive leadership team.


Your working hours will be 8.30 – 4.30 with one hour lunch break.  Monday – Friday - 52 weeks.


Visits to the school are warmly welcomed. Please contact Amanda Warriner (Deputy Headteacher) if you would like a visit.

Application packs are available from

Parkside Primary School is dedicated to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check before taking up the post, along with pre-employment safeguarding checks.

In line with Keeping Children Safe In Education guidance, an online line search will be conducted as part of our due diligence checks on shortlisted candidates.

This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (ROA) 1974.

Salary: PO5

Employer: Parkside Primary School                                            

Location: Waltham Forest 

Contract Type: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 35

Closing Date: 19th February 2024

Interviews: WB 19th February 2024

To start: April 2024


For an application pack and further details, please contact the school

Further information about the school can be found at:

All completed applications should be returned to the school.

Contact information

Contact: Amanda Warriner - Deputy Headteacher


Parkside Primary School

Address: 21 Wellington Avenue, Chingford E4 6RE 

Tel: 020 8559 4278 


Equal Opportunities

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value. To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy

This vacancy is now closed