Business Manager
Full-time Permanent

Closes: 18 May 2021

Classification: Administrative Services Officer Class 6
Salary: $87,715 - $100,388 plus superannuation
Position No: 38929
Directorate: Education
Advertised (Gazettal date): 04 May 2021
Contact Officer: Kate Smith on Kate.Smith@ed.act.edu.au or (02) 6142 1440

Details: Are you looking for a varied and rewarding role in a dynamic setting? What better place to work than one of our ACT public schools where you can play a vital role in supporting the school community through business leadership and engagement.

This role is an active member of the school leadership team, overseeing the operations of the school business, and is accountable to the ACT Education Directorate in meeting relevant legislative requirements. Responsibilities include finance and the management of budgets; coordination of Government business requests, management and monitoring of contracts and leases, managing relationships with partners and vendors, identify opportunities and develop plans for business development which includes assisting the school in delivering on its strategic vision and business plan.

An ability to think critically will be vital in providing informed advice to the Principal to minimise risks, ensure compliance, to strategically ensure the most effective use of resources and to offer advice and solutions for business operations including identifying issues and following established protocols. Excellent communication and customer service skills will be essential. The Business Manager plays an integral role within the school community and the school improvement agenda, ensuring the school is a safe, happy and positive environment where students love to learn. They provide valuable, enabling support to the Principal while working collaboratively with the school leadership team and the school community to support student outcomes. Responsibility for leading, mentoring and managing the non-teaching support staff of the school also falls within the expectations of this role.

Palmerston District Primary School. is a fast-growing school, with projected enrolments to increase for the next several years. Our enrolment area includes Palmerston, Crace, areas of Nicholls, Ngunnawal and Gungahlin. The School has 870 students enrolled across preschool to year 6 with 98 staff. The School has an active and supportive School Board and Parents and Citizens Association, who contribute to the strategic and operational planning for the school.

Eligibility/Other Requirements:


  • A First Aid Certificate or a willingness to undertake appropriate training. Experience in a business-related role. Financial qualification or relevant experience.

Notes: A Merit Pool will be established from this selection process and will be used to fill vacancies over the next 12 months.

How to Apply: Please submit your response of no more than two pages addressing the Selection Criteria, together with your curriculum vitae and names of two referees before the closing date. Please provide evidence of your suitability for the role by including examples that clearly demonstrate your relevant Skills, Knowledge and Behavioural capabilities as required.

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