Academy Business Manager

  • Job Reference: 00001085-1
  • Date Posted: 15 October 2020
  • Recruiter: Lakelands Academy
  • Location: Ellesmere, Shropshire
  • Salary: £52,805 to £56,783
  • Sector: Education / Childcare
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

The academy is seeking to fill the following permanent position to commence on no later than the 4th of January 2021

Business Manager – Leadership Spine 49-53 (£52,805-56,783).

Hours of Work: 37 hours per week, Full time.

The Governing Body is seeking to appoint an ambitious, energetic, highly self- motivated and skilled professional to this key Senior Leadership Team post.

The successful candidate will have experience of successfully managing finance, HR and support functions, ideally within a school or education setting. The successful candidate will be required to provide effective leadership of all support functions including:

  • Financial Management

  • Human Resources, including Employment Law

  • Administration

  • Contract management and tendering

  • Premises, compliance and estate management

  • Accessing new income streams, fund raising

  • Marketing.

The Business Manager is a member of the Senior Leadership Team and needs to possess excellent leadership, management and inter-personal skills. The post offers excellent professional development for the successful candidate

Lakelands Academy is a caring, highly aspirational and popular school for students 11 to 16. We are committed to providing the very best education for the children of Ellesmere and its surrounding villages and recognise that this is a fantastic place for children to live and learn. Following Ofsted’s visit in March 2019 inspector’s judged the school to be good and commented that “strong teaching is leading to improvements in pupils’ progress” and that “a warm and welcoming environment has been created.” They identified that “parents and carers are positive about the school and are grateful for the care it provides for pupils”.

All details of the vacancy, including the application form, can be accessed via the school website on  To find out more or to arrange a pre-application visit please contact Alison Skone on 01691 622543 or email

Closing date for applications is Tuesday 3rd November 2020. Interviews will be held on Wednesday 11th November 2020.

This Academy 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 are subject to a satisfactory disclosure from Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).