What Is a School Business Manager?
What Does a School Business Manager Do?
As a senior member of non-teaching staff within an educational institution, the role of a School Business Manager involves overseeing financial and administrative aspects of the school, such as budgets, procurement processes, and even HR tasks.
What Are the Responsibilities of a School Business Manager?
School Business Managers are responsible for ensuring the smooth day-to-day running of educational settings such as primary and secondary schools, as well as envisaging the bigger picture, forecasting finances, and building strategies to maintain and improve the school as a whole.
The main responsibilities of a School Business Manager include:
- Overseeing the school’s finances.
- Forecasting income and expenditure of the school’s budget.
- Advising the Headteacher and governors on financial policy.
- Completing administrative tasks.
- Overseeing the school’s procurement of supplies and their costs.
- Assisting with HR tasks.
- Ensuring the maintenance and safety of the school’s facilities.
- Ensuring the school is compliant with legal and safeguarding requirements.
Collaborating With Others
Working closely with different levels of teaching staff within a school, such as the Headteacher, Teachers, and Teaching Assistants, School Business Managers work to ensure fellow members of teaching staff are able to deliver a fulfilling education to students.
Some of the main financial duties of a School Business Manager include forecasting income and expenditure, monitoring financial performance, and making strategic decisions to ensure that the school’s resources are used efficiently and are acquired within set budgets.
Legal Responsibilities & HR Tasks
As well as maintaining the school’s facilities and ensuring they are legally compliant with requirements and regulations, School Business Managers also provide support for HR-related tasks, such as recruitment and training, and for important administrative duties.
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