Business Manager - Mount Archer State School

$78,393 - $85,959 yearly
  • Queensland Government - Department of Education
  • Rockhampton QLD 4700, Australia
  • 16 Jun, 2022

Job Description

Mount Archer State School is seeking a passionate and dedicated Business Manager, to join the team on a temporary full-time basis. This exciting opportunity will allow the successful applicant to deliver a range of corporate services, support educational management activities and lead the development of systemic change by actively supporting the school management team and school community.

Position status Fixed Term Temporary
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Rockhampton region
Job ad reference QLD/CQR424993/22T
Closing date 29-Jun-2022
Yearly salary $78393 - $85959
Fortnightly salary $3004.80 - $3294.80
Job duration Period of 6 months, unless otherwise determined
Contact person Jeff Jepson
Contact details (07) 4923 5222

About our school:

Mount Archer State School is one of the largest state primary schools in Rockhampton. Our programs cater for students in prep and primary year levels.

Mount Archer has a great reputation across Rockhampton as being a school of choice where every child has opportunities to reach their full potential. This can be attributed to a committed and professional staff, second to none. Our team includes teachers, teacher aides, administration, ancillary and specialist staff. Your child will have access to specialist teachers for physical education, music, library, Japanese and visiting instrumental music teachers. We also have a range of trained staff to support students including a support teacher for literacy and numeracy, special education teachers, a guidance officer and chaplain.

Your role:

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

  • Operate autonomously in the provision of business services to the school, in an environment that at times exhibits a degree of complexity and frequently requires the interpretation of information and adaptation of processes.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of administrative support (e.g. preparation of reports, and correspondence) and identify problems, conduct research, seek expert advice, recommend solutions.
  • 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. In addition, this role will oversee for school support staff the signatories/approval of timesheets, leave applications, rosters, arrange relief; and organise, undertake and coordinate the recruitment, induction and training of school support staff.
  • Support the Principal with the preparation and administration of the budget, undertaking day to day financial activities (e.g. reviewing school expenditure, managing payroll and purchasing, producing financial reports from OneSchool); seeking external expert financial advice when appropriate; proposing alternatives for managing the school's financial resources; and suggesting courses of action to routine and non-routine financial matters that comply with legislation and policy.
  • Monitor and provide advice to the Principal on facilities and ground maintenance (e.g. advising on minor works and repairs schedules, negotiating with contractors, facilitating repairs, and overseeing expenditure of planned and unplanned maintenance budgets). Manage the purchase, maintenance and repair of resources/equipment in accordance with guidelines, and identify opportunities to generate greater resource sustainability.
  • Build networks with other Business Managers, staff and community representatives to ensure the provision of corporate services meets best practice, and act as a role model for talent within the network.
  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to build trust when dealing with sensitive situations. Interpret the likely reactions of others to emotional situations and recognise opportunities in which students may be better supported in their school environment.

Mandatory requirement:

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

Interested? To apply:

  • Attach a brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • Attach a maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities identified in the attached role description.
  • Please note: Engagement in this position is subject to the person fully satisfying the COVID-19 vaccination requirements outlined in the attached Candidate Information Fact Sheet 2022. Applicants are asked to submit evidence of their COVID-19 vaccination with their application.

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.