Business Manager - Somerset Hills State School

$65,116 - $72,257 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Brisbane QLD, Australia
  • 15 Sep, 2021

Job Description

We are looking for someone who is willing to be responsible for the effective and efficient administrative management of the school by providing corporate services and administrative support to the Principal. You will work within well-defined guidelines to provide advice and offer solutions to key stakeholders (external and internal) on business related problems (e.g. human resources, finance and facilities management) and have responsibility for autonomously delivering on priorities, seeking expert advice, adapting processes, problem solving and providing solutions according to clear outcomes with regular guidance by the Principal.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO3
Workplace Location Brisbane - North
Job ad reference QLD/MER387328/21T
Closing date 03-Oct-2021
Yearly salary $65116 - $72257
Fortnightly salary $2495.90 - $2769.60
Job duration Until 10 December 2021 unless otherwise determined
Contact person Anne Randall
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About the School:

Somerset Hills State School is a small Prep to Year 6 primary school situated at Stafford Heights. We pride ourselves on our high expectations for developing successful learners. Our school motto, 'Reach for the Stars', encompasses this aspiration. There is a strong sense of belonging within this exceptional small community. Our school leaders, staff and the school community are committed to improving learning outcomes for all students. We have developed a purposefully connected whole-school curriculum plan that is fully aligned with the Australian Curriculum. We strongly believe that all students can succeed, and we recognise that highly effective teaching is the key to improving student outcomes across the school.

About the Role:

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

  • Operate autonomously to undertake day to day office procedures within well-defined policies (e.g. reception, arranging appointments, correspondence, maintaining school records and general administration), and utilise information and management systems to support effective and efficient reporting and administration.
  • Undertake the day to day supervision and management of school support staff, including monitoring workloads and performance (working in collaboration with the Principal for any difficult performance management situations), identifying workforce capability requirements, and role modelling performance standards. 
  • Oversee the signatories/approval of timesheets, leave applications, rosters, and arrange relief for school support staff, and organise, undertake and coordinate the recruitment, induction and training of school support staff. 
  • Assist the Principal with the preparation of the school budget and administer day to day financial matters (i.e. accounts payable/receivable, corporate card monitoring, reconciliations, banking), input and export data to/from OneSchool for the Principal, to assist with budgeting and financial management.
  • Assist the Principal with the management and coordination of school resources, assets and facilities (e.g. maintaining the asset register, organising repairs, facilities and grounds maintenance, planning and review of minor works etc.), engage external advice where appropriate and offer problem resolution support.
  • Arrange technical support/maintenance as required with regard to the operation of computers, ipads, digital whiteboards, scanning and other technology/equipment.

Please view the Role Description for a full list of responsibilities.

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.