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School Business Manager

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Priory Lodge School, Priory Lane, Roehampton, SW15 5JJ

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Fixed Term - Full Time


£34,000 - £38,000


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert - Division Information

Priory Education and Children’s Services is a leading company in the UK offering independent behavioural care for commissioners across the UK. With over 100 high quality schools, colleges and homes we focus on making a real and lasting difference for everyone we support.

Job Advert Location Description

Priory Lodge School is a school for young people aged 7-19 with mild to moderate autistic spectrum disorders, Asperger’s Syndrome and associated difficulties. Most of our pupils are academically able and we offer GCSEs and some A levels.  Located in Roehampton, SW London and with a Post-16 Learning Hub in Putney for up to 20 students, we aim to deliver the highest level of education and care according to individual needs in a safe, positive and structured environment.

Job Advert Role Description

We are seeking to appoint a motivated, enthusiastic and highly skilled School Business Manager as part of our Senior Leadership Team.

The Priory Lodge School is a purpose-built day school for young people with autistic spectrum disorders, in particular Asperger's Syndrome and associated learning difficulties. It is situated in the grounds of the existing Priory Hospital Roehampton. We pride ourselves on the strength of staff and student relationships and we have a strong community at the heart of our ethos. Our shared philosophy is embodied by our strapline Achievement, Excellence, Integrity.

The successful candidate will be expected to manage the effective provision of financial and human resources including all aspects of the school's resource management: administration, support services. Within the role you will be expected to support the Head teacher in the continuing development and improvement of HR processes and financial management and further the development of efficient administrative processes within the school.

The successful candidate will:

•           Have previous experience in the role of School Business Manager in a school.

•           Lead on all aspects of the school’s business including: finance and budgeting and HR.

•           Work in partnership with Senior Leaders.

•           Have experience of working with school financial systems.

•           Have the skills to work as part of a wider team, including SLT.

•           Be able to work flexibly to meet the demands of the role.

In return we:

•           offer professional development and expertise to enable staff to achieve excellence;

•           provide a highly professional and collaborative working environment.


Division DBS info


For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, or you are applying to work within our Children’s Homes we will need to request all references from where you have worked with either Children or Vulnerable Adults.

Please be advised that references will be requested prior to interview for all roles within our schools.


About us

From education to hospitals, care homes and secure facilities, the Priory Group of Companies offers individually tailored, multidisciplinary treatment programmes for those with complex educational needs or requiring acute, long-term and respite mental healthcare.



Priory Education Services is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. All applicants must be willing to undergo safeguarding screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and disclosures with the relevant body at an enhanced level. We are an equal opportunities employer.

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