St. Mary’s Catholic Primary School

Glenure Road, Eltham SE9 1UF

Tel: 020 8850 7835 Fax: 020 8294 2688                  

Headteachers: Mr Jonathan Sims & Miss Clare Phipps                                  

Business Manager

37.5 hrs p/w (Monday-Friday 8-4:30 1hr lunch) 42 weeks (term time plus 3 weeks)

Salary: £39,774 - £42,684 (FTE)

Reports to: Co-Headteachers

Starting: September 2020 (Or sooner) 


St Mary's is a friendly and inclusive outstanding two-form entry primary academy in the Archdiocese of Southwark. We have a strong Catholic ethos with the aim of helping our children deepen their faith and grow in the love of God.  As part of the Greenwich Catholic Schools Trust, we have a shared goal of providing outstanding Catholic education for the children in our care. 

We are looking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Business Manager who will play an integral role in the school’s Senior Leadership Team. The successful candidate will be responsible for a diverse range of activities including financial planning/management, HR, procurement, facilities management and Health and Safety.  You will also have management responsibility for administrative and premises staff.  

Although experience of working within an education setting is desirable, we are looking to recruit someone with general business management experience. Full training will be given to the successful applicant. 

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

  • The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships including stakeholder engagement.
  • A flexible approach to working.
  • The ability to persuade, motivate, negotiate and influence.
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation, time management and organisation skills.
  • Be committed to the aims and ethos of the Greenwich Catholic Schools Trust and play a lead role further developing its growth 

In return, we can offer you the opportunity to:

  • Work alongside a supportive and collaborative staff
  • Develop the school’s strategy and vision alongside the Co-Headteachers and Governing Body 


If you are ready for the challenge then we would love to hear from you. Visits to the school are strongly encouraged and can be arranged by calling Jonathan Sims or Clare Phipps, on 020 8850 7835, or by email at  


Closing date for applications: Monday 1st June 2020

Interviews: week commencing 15th June 2020  


The Greenwich Catholic Schools Trust is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all our staff and volunteers to share this commitment. We require the successful applicant to undertake an enhanced criminal records check via the Disclosure & Barring Service. Please take the time to read our safeguarding policy on our website.