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Business Manager

Location: Epsom

Permanent Full Time

Salary: £27,000 - £39,000

Hours: 36 hours per week / 52 weeks per year preferred


Are you an experienced Business Manager who acts with honesty and integrity; has strong knowledge, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date; someone who can forge positive professional relationships; and work with families in the best interests of their children? If so HIT APPLY now!!!


You will be the leading support staff professional and work as part of the Senior Team to assist the Directors in their duties to ensure that the business meets its aims. You will work in close cooperation with the central finance, capital, IT and HR executives. You will actively promote the highest standards of business ethos within the operational functions and ensure the most effective use of resources in support of the business objectives.




  • Attend Senior Management/Leadership Team meetings
  • Negotiate and influence strategic decision making within the Senior Team
  • Work closely with the central team/leader to support setting the strategic financial direction


  • In the absence of the Line Manager, take delegated responsibility for financial and administrative decisions
  • Plan and manage change in accordance with the business development/strategic plan
  • To lead and manage all administration staff in conjunction with the relevant members of the trust’s central team
  • Along with other members of the Senior Leadership Teams, ensure that colleagues have a clear understanding of policies and procedures and the importance of putting them into practice, monitoring the way policies and procedures are actioned and provide support where necessary



  • Develop a sound long-term business strategy in conjunction with the Director of Finance & Operations
  • Evaluate information and consult with the Senior Team to prepare a realistic and balanced budget
  • Submit the proposed budget for approval in line with the business’s process and timetable and assist with the overall financial planning process
  • Use the agreed budget to actively monitor and control performance to achieve value for money
  • Identify and inform the Line Manager, Director of Finance and Operations of the causes of significant variance and take prompt corrective action
  • Propose revisions to the budget if necessary, in response to significant or unforeseen developments
  • Work with the central team to benchmark systems and information to assess trends and make appropriate recommendations
  • Work with representatives to ensure the business meets all statutory legal requirements
  • Identify additional finance required to fund the business proposed activities including the maximisation of income through lettings and other activities
  • Put formal finance agreements in place with suitable providers for agreed amounts, at agreed times and appropriate agreed costs and repayment schedules; monitoring the effectiveness and implementation of such agreements



  • Manage the local administrative and premises functions including performance management, appraisal and development
  • Design and maintain administrative systems that deliver outcomes based on the businesses aims and goals
  • Define responsibilities, information and support for staff and other stakeholders
  • Establish and use effective methods to review and improve administrative systems
  • Prepare information for publications and returns for DfE, ESFA, the business and other agencies and stakeholders within statutory guidelines
  • Manages the payroll services for all staff including the management of pension schemes and associated services
  • Management information systems and ICT
  • Consult with relevant people and other parties to introduce new technology or improve existing technology for different purposes
  • Communicate and implement ICT strategy and relevant policies, including Data Protection for use of technology
  • Ensure data collection systems providing information to stakeholders are streamlined to maximise the efficiency of the data supplied



  • Work with the capital lead to ensure the construction of centrally commissioned projects are undertaken in line with contractual obligations
  • Liaise with the capital lead on locally commissioned projects
  • Ensure systems are in place to ensure the safe maintenance and security operation of all premises and effective monitoring, measuring and reporting of health and safety issues to the Senior Leadership Team, Governors and where appropriate the Health and Safety Executive
  • Monitor, assess and review contractual obligations for outsourced services, ensuring these are managed effectively



  • Qualification or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline
  • Evidence of Continuing Professional Development
  • Managing strategic financial plans
  • Managing budgets, financial reporting, procurement and fixed assets
  • Managing teams
  • Able to deliver services and systems applicable to effective management
  • Able to deliver value for money initiatives
  • Able to use finance packages and a range of ICT packages
  • Highly developed interpersonal skills
  • Willingness to constructively challenge the work of self and other to continually improve own and team performance
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet deadlines


Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications currently being received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Closing date for applications: December 12, 2018

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Contact Info

Head Office: Carlton Recruitment Solutions Ltd Global House, 1 Ashley Avenue, Epsom,
Surrey KT18 5AD

01372 253350


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