Business Manager - Yeppoon State High School

$98,408 - $105,086 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
  • 30 Apr, 2021

Job Description

Applications are invited for the position of Business Manager to join our team at Yeppoon State High School. The successful applicant will oversee the effective and efficient business services management of the school by providing professional and timely corporate services leadership and management while supporting the Principal and Leadership team. In this role, you will be responsible for the strategic direction for finance, infrastructure, and human resources as well as managing the delivery of a range of corporate services, support educational management activities, and lead the development of systemic change by actively supporting the school executive team and school community.

Position status Permanent

Position Type Full-time

Occupational group Education & Training

Classification AO6

Workplace Location Rockhampton region

Job ad reference QLD/CQR371368/21P

Closing date 16-May-2021

Yearly salary $98408 - $105086

Fortnightly salary $3772.00 - $4028.00

Contact person Matt Newell

Contact details (07) 4925 1333

About Yeppoon State High School
Yeppoon State High School is a secondary education centre that strives for educational excellence. Central to this belief is the challenge we set ourselves to provide an innovative and inspiring curriculum.

About You
Our successful candidate will be professional, personable, and work well in compliance with government policies and procedures, as well as having well-developed organisational skills, and the ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks within timeframes in a positive, high-paced school environment.

You will be a highly motivated self-starter, who will work within a team to achieve high results for our school. Demonstrated skills in school-based finance, human resourcing and infrastructure management will be highly regarded.

Your Role
The role of the Business Manager in our school community is critical in developing and maintaining the success of school operations with a focus on providing high-quality business services to the school.

As the Business Manager you will have responsibility for the following:

  • Demonstrate considerable autonomy and play an important role in providing advice that dictates business service delivery outcomes, inspires change, and models best practice. Manage conflicting priorities to ensure strategic and sustainable business service outcomes.
  • Work in a specialised environment, requiring the development of operational methods, policies, practices and standards to support the school's administrative function, and where problem resolution is frequent (demanding the conceptualisation, identification and development of ideas, detailed analysis of alternative courses of action and devising action plans to overcome the challenges of a complex school environment).
  • Lead and manage human resources for school support staff (through the identification of emerging talent, promotion of excellent performance outcomes and mentoring individuals to achieve their professional potential); and oversee a breadth of activities (e.g. recruitment, induction, training, vacancy processing, skill gap analysis, performance management, rehabilitation processes). In collaboration with the Principal, lead change management and provide strategic workforce planning (e.g. identify future staff skill requirements and transformational future workforce trends, organise skills development and mentoring to ensure appropriate level of capacity available in the present and future). Provide strategic solutions to human resources issues that are routine and non-routine in nature.
  • Manage, monitor and deliver financial processes, including preparation and reviewing of the school budget and performance reporting. Provide specialised financial management advice and strategies; oversee financial activities and ensure compliance with legislation and policy. Work with the Principal to advise on, and recommend changes to existing financial practices based on financial analysis and research into best practice.
  • Lead the management, building and maintenance of school facilities and resources for Direct to Market schools, and project manage as required. Advise the Principal, school management team and school community on facilities issues (e.g. manage the Minor Works, grounds maintenance, and grounds improvement budgets; negotiate with external contractors; oversee school maintenance and asset registers).
  • Other suitable duties are consistent with the role.

When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:

  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.

Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.