Business Manager - Murrayville Community College

  • Victoria State Government - Education and Training
  • Murrayville VIC 3512, Australia
  • 14 Jul, 2022

Job Description

Job ID: 1286761
Location: Murrayville Community College
Department: Murrayville Community College
Role Type: Business Manager
Subjects/Duties: View Subject/Duties
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Ongoing/Fixed Term: Fixed Term
Classification: Ed Support Level 1-Range 3
Apply By: 12/08/2022
Other Information:  
Begin Date: 27/01/2023
End Date: 20/12/2024
Hours: 38.00
Contact Name: Natasha Mudie
Phone: 03)50952001/0429699330
School Website:


Murrayville Community College is a Prep to Year 12 school situated in an attractive setting in the rural township of Murrayville, close to the South Australian border in the north west of the state.  The College serves the town of Murrayville and the large surrounding area with a population in the order of 600 along with the district of Pinnaroo in South Australia, which has a population of around 1400.  

The College forms an important part of the social and economic life of the town.  The school is very well appointed and provides an excellent educational environment and resources for its students.  

This includes state of the art facilities for teaching  VET Automotive, Design Technology, VCE/VET Agriculture and Horticulture.  There is ample space for cooperative teaching, 1:1 computer facilities and well-appointed classrooms, enhanced by interactive whiteboards.  

Grounds and recreational facilities are extensive, attractive and well maintained.  The school is fortunate to have quality and affordable teacher housing within walking distance.

The nearest primary school is at Pinnaroo, some 26 kilometres away in South Australia, from where there is an intake at the beginning of Year 8 each year. The current enrolment is 80 students.

Murrayville is located 110km west of Ouyen, 210km from Mildura, 565km from Melbourne and 276km from Adelaide, 16km inside the Victorian / South Australia border.  The area has traditionally been a wheat and sheep farming region and now has a diversified agricultural economic base through the use of artesian water.

There is an expanding interest in tourism with national parks located on both sides of the township.  Because of its unique geographic location the College has a strong self-sufficiency.  Cooperative effort, community involvement and commitment to community well-being mean that the College is a valued resource, with facilities and expertise shared within the community.

As a P-12 School, we operate the way a well-functioning family operates, with parents, teachers and students looking out for one another as they grow together in the freedom and safety only a unique community can offer its students.

Our students are constantly immersed in an environment that values communication, relationships and personal accomplishment.  

It is an environment that builds feedback into our work as we continuously increase our expectations of ourselves, in line with our motto of "PRIDE" which stands for Persistence, Respect, Independence, Determination & Excellence.  

At Murrayville we offer our young people a stimulating, connected and caring space to grow.  We pride ourselves on the way we expose students to learning that interests them, is varied and flexible, providing the direction and means to create true citizens of the world.

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated capacity to lead an office team, including capacity for directing the work of others.

SC2    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respect to human resource and financial management records systems.

SC3   Sound knowledge of financial management legal requirements and practices, including the capacity to produce reports and provide advice in respect to those reports.

SC4    High level organizational skills, including the capacity to prioritise work flows.

SC5    High level written and verbal communication skills.


7.6 hours daily in line with the school's requirements; attendance at School Council meetings - time in lieu provisions apply for out of hours attendance.

A Business Manager role will usually undertake tasks that impact on the whole school. The role seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, finance or human resources.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  

Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice in matters relating to the school finance, human resources or school administration.


Deliver School Services

  • Manage the design and production of school publications and documents


  • Manage and direct the preparation of annual budgets and regular financial statements and contribute to the financial decision making of the school.
  • Prepare funding submissions for the leadership team and school council.
  • Direct the accounting processes of the school and ensure that all funds, including school investments, are effectively accounted for according to Treasury regulations.
  • Provide advice to staff on spending against budget in respect to faculties, programs and other school projects.
  • Administer government grants and other school income.
  • Manage fund raising activities.

General Administration

  • Ensure the provision of a range of administrative support functions for the Principal and teaching staff.
  • Provide administrative support to external service providers as required.
  • Manage the processing of student admissions, registrations, enrolments and transfers.
  • Provide required level of administrative support for school events, functions and projects.
  • Implement induction programs for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school.

Human Resources

  • Research, plan and prepare development programs for support staff.
  • Manage recruitment procedures.
  • Provide authoritative advice to the leadership team on support structures and work practices.
  • Assist in the development of work practices that ensure appropriate occupational health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Manage procedures relating to employee relations issues.
  • Assist in the development of human resource planning.

Manage School Resources

  • Coordinate the use and maintenance of school buildings and equipment.
  • Liaise and negotiate with service providers in respect to the cost and quality of services.
  • Supervise the delivery of contracted services.
  • Manage the development and collection of resource material at the school.

Support School Council

  • Draft reports and make recommendations on operational issues.
  • Evaluate and report on the operational efficiency of computer systems in production, making recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Develop techniques and procedures that will affect work practices beyond the work place.
  • Manage a technical program with a broad scope across the school.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.