Contract Type: Full Time
Business Manager
Job Start Date: 2019-11-04
Salary: Grade H / I depending on relevant qualifications and experience
School Type:
School Size: 1001-2000
School Age Range: 11-16
Pupil Gender: Mixed
Address: North Street, Lymington, Hampshire SO41 8FZ, UK
Ofsted Ranking: Good 2


Required November 2019

We are seeking a suitably qualified and experienced Business & Finance Manager to join our very successful and over-subscribed school situated on the outskirts of the New Forest in Lymington.  This post sits on the Senior Leadership Team of the school, reporting directly to the Headteacher and through him to the Board of Governors, and will direct all of the school’s business operations whilst contributing enthusiastically to all aspects of school life.
The successful candidate will be a people person with outstanding influencing, leadership, communication and interpersonal skills.  They will be able to inspire and lead a diverse and capable group of support staff and develop a strong spirit among them.

The Business & Finance Manager will play a crucial role in all strategic, operational, commercial, and financial aspects of the school, and will report to governors on these matters by attending regular meetings.  The successful candidate must have an excellent understanding of budgeting, forecasting and strategic long-term planning alongside extensive business experience which demonstrates a strong record of success in operational and financial management within organisations of relevant scale and complexity.

We offer:

  • a comprehensive induction;
  • an open professional culture and learning community;
  • continuous professional learning, development and improvement
  • the opportunity to contribute to the continued success of an over-subscribed school
  • overwhelming parental support for the school;
  • free induction and use of the school’s own Gym equipment;
  • access to reduced membership rates to the Leisure Centre on our site.

If you are ambitious, committed and enthusiastic and can help us in our drive towards excellence, then we would like to hear from you.

Further information about the post can be found on our school website at .  To apply, please complete the Priestlands Application Form available here.

Closing Deadline:  1.30pm on Monday 1st July 2019.


Priestlands School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share in this commitment.  This post is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exemptions) Order 1975 and you will be required to declare whether you have any criminal convictions.  Priestlands School is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community.


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