Business Manager

$111,887 - $120,436 yearly
  • ACT Government - Department of Education
  • ACT, Australia
  • 19 Nov, 2021
Full time Executive and Management

Job Description

Full-time Permanent

Closes: 06 December 2021
Classification: Senior Officer Grade C
Salary: $111,887 - $120,436 plus superannuation
Position No: 51598
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 17 November 2021
Contact Officer: Liz Bobos on or (02) 6142 3140

Details: Are you looking for a great opportunity to take on a big, varied and rewarding role in a dynamic setting? What better place to work than one of our ACT public schools where you can play a vital role in supporting the school community through business leadership and engagement.

Majura Primary School is a large and growing inner North Canberra preschool to year six with a passionate and engaged parent community. The school works with all stakeholders to ensure that personalised and differentiated programs are developed to meet the needs of all learners.

The school is looking for an innovative and effective school leader to support the school improvement agenda through best practice business systems and processes.

This role is an active member of the school leadership team, overseeing the operations of the school business, and is accountable to the ACT Education Directorate in meeting relevant legislative requirements. Responsibilities include finance and the management of budgets; coordination of Government business requests, management and monitoring of contracts and leases, managing relationships with partners and vendors, identify opportunities and develop plans for business development which includes assisting the school in delivering on its strategic vision and business plan.

An ability to think critically will be vital in providing informed advice to the Principal to minimise risks, ensure compliance, to strategically ensure the most effective use of resources and to offer advice and solutions for business operations including identifying issues and following established protocols. Excellent communication and customer service skills will be essential. The Business Manager plays an integral role within the school community and the school improvement agenda, ensuring the school is a safe, happy and positive environment where students love to learn. They provide valuable, enabling support to the Principal while working collaboratively with the school leadership team and the school community to support student outcomes. Responsibility for leading, mentoring and managing the non-teaching support staff of the school also falls within the expectations of this role.

Eligibility/Other Requirements


  • Prior to commencing this role, a current registration issued under the Working with Vulnerable People (Background Checking) Act 2011 is required. For further information on Working with Vulnerable People registration refer to the following link:


  • A First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake appropriate training.
  • Experience in a business-related role and financial qualifications and/or relevant experience.

Notes: A merit pool will be established from this selection process and may be used to fill future identical vacancies over the next 12 months. In accordance with the Public Health (ACT School or Early Childhood Education and Care Workers COVID-19 Vaccination) Emergency Direction 2021, all ACT Education Directorate employees working in the following education settings will be required to provide evidence of their ability to comply with the public health direction, including having received a current course of an approved COVID-19 vaccine or holding an approved exemption (where applicable):

  • schools that cater for children under 12 (preschool to year 6 schools)
  • specialist schools
  • flexible learning programs, and
  • early childhood education and care services (including out of school hours care)
  • P-10 schools where they share a campus with those younger years.

High schools and colleges that do not share a campus with primary school students are not covered by the mandate.

How to Apply: Please submit your response of no more than two pages addressing the Selection Criteria, together with your curriculum vitae and names of two referees before the closing date. Please provide evidence of your suitability for the role by including examples that clearly demonstrate your relevant Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural Capabilities as required. Applicants are strongly encouraged to make contact with the contact officer.

Applications should be submitted via the Apply Now button below.

Job Closing Date

06 Dec, 2021