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Business Manager

Vacancy Summary
London Borough Of Waltham Forest
Actual pro rata salary if part-time £ 32,104.43-£34,783.08
Genesis Education Trust-St Mary's
Working Pattern:
Term Time
36 hours per week.
DBS Check:
Closing Date:
17/08/2020 at 12:00 PM
Vacancy Description

Business Manager 

Starting Salary: Scp 32 – 35 £36,711 - £39,774 pro rata (depending on experience)

Employer: Genesis Education Trust

Contract Type: Term Time Only (45.6weeks)

Contract Term: Permanent

Start Date: ASAP

Closing date: 17th August 2020

Interviews:  20th August 2020 

We are looking to recruit a Business Manager to provide confidential financial administration support to the Chief Operations Officer who has overall responsibility in terms of Finance and Operations for the Trust.  You will have the knowledge and ability of ordering & invoicing, bank reconciliations, inputting income from the ESFA, Local Authority, VAT, and sundry income,   pension reports to Teacher Pensions and Local Government Pensions Reports, ensuring payroll is processed correctly i.e. ensuring starters, leavers and variations are completed and up to date on a monthly basis, financial forecasting reports for the CEO/COO, monitoring all expenditure and income.  You will ensure all financial functions are processed within agreed school financial policy and procedures.  You will use best value in all aspects of tendering and procurement.  You will be proficient in estate management and be aware of statutory requirements in all areas of estate management.    

It is a fun and exciting time to join our Trust as we are growing and have centralised our core functions such as Finance, HR and Estate Management to serve the Trust accordingly.  This will be a key role and you will be in a senior position as part of the team ensuring its effectiveness and efficiency.  We currently consist of 3 Church of England Primary schools St Mary’s and St Saviour’s in Walthamstow and St Margaret’s in Barking and Dagenham.

Do you have:

  • Previous experience of working in a finance role as Bursar or business manager.
  • Experience of using Microsoft packages (Excel essential)
  • Experience of using PS Financials
  • Experience of HCSS Access Finance
  • Payroll experience
  • Good ICT skills.
  • Good organisation skills with ability to be proactive and methodical in your approach.
  • Excellent numeracy/literacy skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information in a confidential manner 

We can offer:

Bespoke training programmes

  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Hardworking, motivated and positive colleagues

You will need to support the Christian ethos of the schools.

Contact Information 

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

St Saviour’s C of E Primary School, Verulam Avenue, Walthamstow E17 8ER 

All completed applications should be returned to Alison Brown using the above contact details.

We are committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children. The successful candidate will be subject to an enhanced DBS Disclosure.

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 contained within the Waltham Forest Council Equality Plan 2012/2015:

- 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.