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School Business Manager




Coxlease School, Clay Hill, Lyndhurst, Hampshire, SO43 7DE

Priory Group Division

Education & Children's Services

Vacancy Type

Permanent - Full Time


£30,000 to £35,000 per annum depending on experience


37.5 hours per week

Job Advert Role Description

Priory Education and Children's Services are seeking a School Business Manager for our Lyndhurst based Education and Care service. This is a fantastic opportunity to support the Senior Leadership Team and have the responsibility for overseeing the management of a comprehensive administrative support service.

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.

Our main campus in Lyndhurst offers a unique integration of education, care and therapy to young people aged 5 to 19 with complex needs. 

Main responsibilities:

  • Leading and advising on matters relating to finance, administration, premises and catering
  • Responsible for strategic planning, including all finance implications, ensuring the services make the best possible use of resources available
  • Preparing service budgets, presenting to Operations Director, with forecasting, recommendations and costings
  • Devise and develop systems to cope with changes in policies, administration and financial implications
  • Overseeing the management of the accounting functions, ensuring its efficient operation according to agreed procedures
  • Ensuring that the support services are fully prepared to meet Ofsted/CQC financial criteria
  • Prepare regular management accounts for budget holders and report on the financial state of the site.


  • Educated to GCSE (Grades A-C) or equivalent standard, with excellent keyboard skills and an intermediate level of proficiency for the standard range of office applications.
  • Previous experience within accounts management
  • Previous management/supervisory experience
  • An understanding of residential and specialist educational services is desirable.

Your benefits

  • 25 days annual leave, plus 8 bank holidays, company pension scheme plus a great benefits package
  • Comprehensive Training Package including scheduled ongoing face to face training and CPD planning
  • Plenty of opportunities to maximise earnings and career development
  • High street discounts
  • Enhanced disclosure cost coverage.

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For all roles we require a minimum of two references.  References provided must cover the last 3 years, for all of our services 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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