• Alisdair Low

School Office Manager - New SEN School, Effingham, Surrey. Up to £37,500

Updated: 6 days ago

*You must have managed a team*

*You must have dealt with external contractors coming in to the school*

*You must have strong finance experience*

*You must have some experience of facilities/site management*

This UK wide SEN Group of 20 schools is an innovative provider of education and care for children, young people and adults with special educational needs and disabilities.

Opening in 2022 this school is a bespoke new school for 11-16 year olds with Special Educational Needs, with a proposed capacity of 40 pupils, having taken the best elements of a mainstream school and the best elements of a special school to create an environment where young people can achieve their own goals and thrive - be that with GSCEs or a vocational route.

Be part of something new, they are looking for a team of people interested in the rewarding task of shaping this exciting new provision right from the very start.

The Role

The Business Manager is part of the Senior Leadership Team with responsibility for the leadership, management supervision and development of the support services teams ensuring an efficient, safe, healthy, clean, attractive and comfortable environment is provided within budget and business aims and objectives.

You will receive support from other school business managers within this group of schools.

There is an expectation of the post holder to act with a high degree of autonomy including responsibility and accountability for managing delegated budgets and resources.

The role also involves creating, implementing, monitoring and evaluating development plans aimed at bringing about continual improvement in these areas.

Skills and Qualifications


Successful candidates are likely to demonstrate:

  • Knowledge and understanding of Relevant regulations and standards for education

  • Knowledge of Current inspection frameworks used by regulatory and statutory bodies.

  • Safeguarding and legislative procedures when working with children and young people

  • Management/knowledge/skills with financial systems, processes and budget preparation Excellent communication skills with a range of internal and external people, verbally and in writing

  • Ability to form & promote positive relationships with and between young people, employees, parents and representatives of outside agencies

  • Ability to define high, appropriate and attainable standards, and achieve them

  • Effective team leadership and management

  • Ability to assess situations accurately, resolve problems effectively and take decisions

Benefits and Additional Information

  • Full training and continued support

  • Life assurance and pension

  • Health cash back plan

  • Car lease scheme

  • Bike to work scheme 

  • Perk box

  • Free parking

Integritas Education Recruitment Ltd is acting as an employment business for this position.

If you are successful, Integritas is required to see evidence of your Right to Work in the UK; in addition to you applying for an enhanced DBS Certificate should you not already hold a suitable certificate registered on the DBS Update Service.

The position is subject to agreement to Terms and Conditions and suitable application and reference process.

As a result of the volume of applications we are currently receiving we regret that we may be unable to respond with individual feedback.