Lady Joanna Thornhill (Endowed) Primary School

Learning for the Head, Heart and Hand




Working Weeks Per Year   Term Time Only Plus Development Days + 2 weeks (41 weeks in total)

Hours Per Week                 Monday - Thursday 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Salary                                Kent Range 9 - 10 (Depending on experience)


This is an exciting opportunity to join the Lady Joanna team as a School Business Manager. We are looking for someone that exemplifies excellence in all they do. You will be passionate, energised and excited by your work and you will have a thirst for personal development. Your attention to detail will be exemplary and you will provide professional leadership for the administration and estate affairs of the school.


This is your chance to contribute to a remarkable community that cares deeply about the children. We can offer an environment that promotes an expansive education and one which supports learning for The Head, The Heart and the Hand. The School Business Manager, as part of this whole school offer, will oversee all procurement to ensure value for money and the most effective use of resources in support of the school’s learning objectives.


The successful candidate should be an experienced School Business Manager with a good understanding of finance. Within this, you will be supported by a finance manager who works one day per week, a full-time office manager and a part-time office administrator/receptionist. There is also a PA to the SLT as part of the team.


There is also an exciting opportunity to work across the CARE Foundation Trust, which is a local group of 10 schools. This work is likely to be one/two day(s) per month and will be in addition to the advertised hours.

If you are interested, please do get in touch to have an informal conversation and find out more. School visits will be held by appointment only with the Headteacher or Deputy Headteacher. Please call the school office on 01233 812781 or email to book a place on a tour.


Tour dates: Wednesday 18th at 11.00am, Monday 23rd at 1.45pm

Closing date: 24th May 2022 at noon

Interview: 27th May 2022

Start date: As soon as possible.


Further details regarding the post can be found on the Kent Teach website following the link below:-

School Business Manager vacancy