Ref 191009
Number of Posts 1
Grade Grade 11.
Salary £48474 to £ 52573 
Term Full-time.
Perm / FTC Permanent.
Required (asap ) .
Hours 37 hours a week.
Closing Date 27/03/2024.

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Chorley Astley Park School, Harrington Road, Chorley, Lancashire, PR7 1JZ (166 on roll)

Tel: 01257 262227
School website:
Astley Park School is an all through Special School catering for approximately 176 children with special educational needs.  Following the promotion of the current highly regarded postholder, we are looking to appoint an inspirational, talented, and highly motivated School Business Manager who can build on our outstanding provision and work collaboratively with us on our future vision and aspirations for our school.

The ideal candidate will: 
  • Be self-motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate.
  • Have experience of managing budgets, financial plans, financial reporting, school development plans, HR, premises management. 
  • Be competent in the use of ICT; have experience of using Microsoft Office applications and other software packages. 
  • Have experience of financial management and budgetary control in schools or educational environment. 
  • Be forward thinking, creative, receptive to change and able to manage a Business Support team. 
  • Have good organisational skills and be able to work to deadlines. 
  • The ability to communicate confidently and professionally with pupils, families, staff, and outside agencies. 

    Please note CVs are not accepted, to apply for this vacancy you need to complete the application form attached.

    Please note that in line with Keeping Children Safe in Education 2023, an online search will be carried out as part of our due diligence on shortlisted candidates.

    The closing date is 12 noon on 27/03/2024.
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For an informal discussion please contact:
Headteacher - Mr Kieran Welsh , 01257 262227
Proposed Interview Date:
Equal Opportunities statement
An Equal Opportunities Employer welcoming applications from all sections of the community
Rehabilitation The post you are applying for is covered by the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 (Exceptions) Order 1975 (as amended in 2013). If successful you will be required to apply to the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) for a 'disclosure'. Information provided by you or the Disclosure and Barring Service will be dealt with in a confidential manner in accordance with the DBS's Code of Practice. You may view the Code of Practice on the DBS website at or alternatively a copy is available on request. Lancashire County Council has a Handling of DBS Certificate Information Policy and a Policy Statement on the Recruitment of Ex-offenders this is available from the recruiting manager to applicants who are asked to complete a DBS application.

Additional Info

Applications and further details are available from/returnable to

Address: Application form attached. Please return completed applications electronically to: Mrs Annie Millard

Positive about Disabled People 

The County Council is committed to equality of opportunity for all people in terms of recruitment, selection and employment, and is a Disability Confident employer, which means that all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria in the person specification will be interviewed. However, commitment to this standard is on an individual school basis and, therefore, if you are applying for a position within a school, you will need to check with the school whether they have made the decision to comply with this standard.

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Please note that we can only consider applications from candidates who are legally entitled to work in the UK.

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.