Business Manager

Salary: Trust Grade 7 £31,346 to £34,728 per annum


Start Date: September 2022 or earlier

Closing Date: 5 June 2022

Interview Date: TBC

Berewood Primary is a 2-form entry primary school located in the heart of the west of Waterlooville development.  Our school was newly build in 2014 and has grown in size over the years,  and we now have almost 420 pupils on roll. 

You will be working in a school that is proud to be part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust and there are opportunities for you to play a pivotal role, not only at Berewood but across the Academy Trust. This is an exciting time to join the Trust as we have ambitious growth plans over the next 2-3 years. 

You will find that each of our Academies has a unique identity, but a shared belief in creating a positive and enriching environment, where staff feel valued and recognised for their contributions.  Our culture is ‘One Trust’ being a diverse and inclusive organisation, where we all make a real difference to the life chances of young people.   

We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic and motivated Business Manager who will play an integral role in the school’s Senior Leadership Team.  You will be responsible for a diverse range of activities including the financial and administrative operations within the school, HR, procurement, facilities management and health and safety. You will also have line management responsibility for some professional services staff (non-teaching).

Although it would be beneficial if you have experience of working within an education setting, your general finance and business management experience is more important to us and, you will receive a full induction.   

You will need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and abilities:

  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships including stakeholder engagement
  • A “can do”, flexible approach
  • Ability to persuade, motivate, negotiate and influence
  • Ability to self-direct, work on own initiative whilst contributing as a team member
  • Excellent planning, prioritisation, time management and organisation skills
  • Be committed to the aims and ethos of the School and our Trust


Berewood Primary School is part of the University of Chichester Academy Trust, and as you would expect, offers their employees a comprehensive range of employee benefits, further details are provided in our Information Pack.

If you are ready for this challenge then we would love to hear from you.  You can apply by downloading the University of Chichester Academy Trust application form ( and supporting documents and emailing this to or by post for the attention of Mr Ricky Leigh, Headteacher, Berewood Primary School, Kentidge Way, Waterlooville, Hampshire PO7 3BE.

For an informal discussion or visit to our school, please contact Ricky Leigh, Headteacher on 02394 006070 or by email at  

Applications should be submitted no later than Sunday, 5 June 2022, and shortlisting will take place as applications come in as well as on this date.  Candidates who have been shortlisted will be invited to attend the selection process which will comprise of an interview and assessment activities. 

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