Acting Business Manager

Job posted: 15/03/2023
Applications close: 28/03/2023 (Midnight)
4 days remaining

4 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North East Region | Tatura

Job type: Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 09/07/2023

Organisation: Education and Training

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1336641

Reference: 1336641

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North East Region | Tatura

Selection Criteria

SC1    Demonstrated capacity to lead an office team, including capacity for directing the work of others.

SC2    Demonstrated knowledge and experience in respect to human resource and financial management records systems.

SC3   Sound knowledge of financial management legal requirements and practices, including the capacity to produce reports and provide advice in respect to those reports.

SC4    High level organizational skills, including the capacity to prioritise work flows.

SC5    High level written and verbal communication skills.


[Attendance requirement for this position]

A Business Manager role will usually undertake tasks that impact on the whole school. The role seeks to gain cooperation of other staff members or members of the school community to achieve specific objectives, such as in school administration, finance or human resources.

Direction on targets and goals is provided but the position will have some degree of latitude in determining how they are achieved. This latitude will generally be limited by standard procedures and school policy.  Deviation from standard procedures and school policy will require guidance and direction from senior management.

Management of staff to achieve the expected outcomes is a key responsibility.  Staff management issues will be resolved with minimal reference to senior management, although guidance will be required in more complex cases.  Senior management will be provided with timely reports and advice in matters relating to the school finance, human resources or school administration.


Deliver School Services

  • Manage the design and production of school publications and documents


  • Manage and direct the preparation of annual budgets and regular financial statements and contribute to the financial decision making of the school.
  • Prepare funding submissions for the leadership team and school council.
  • Direct the accounting processes of the school and ensure that all funds, including school investments, are effectively accounted for according to Treasury regulations.
  • Provide advice to staff on spending against budget in respect to faculties, programs and other school projects.
  • Administer government grants and other school income.
  • Manage fund raising activities.

General Administration

  • Ensure the provision of a range of administrative support functions for the Principal and teaching staff.
  • Provide administrative support to external service providers as required.
  • Manage the processing of student admissions, registrations, enrolments and transfers.
  • Provide required level of administrative support for school events, functions and projects.
  • Implement induction programs for new staff, volunteers and other workers to the school.

Human Resources

  • Research, plan and prepare development programs for support staff.
  • Manage recruitment procedures.
  • Provide authoritative advice to the leadership team on support structures and work practices.
  • Assist in the development of work practices that ensure appropriate occupational health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Manage procedures relating to employee relations issues.
  • Assist in the development of human resource planning.

Manage School Resources

  • Coordinate the use and maintenance of school buildings and equipment.
  • Liaise and negotiate with service providers in respect to the cost and quality of services.
  • Supervise the delivery of contracted services.
  • Manage the development and collection of resource material at the school.

Support School Council

  • Draft reports and make recommendations on operational issues.
  • Evaluate and report on the operational efficiency of computer systems in production, making recommendations for improvement where appropriate.
  • Develop techniques and procedures that will affect work practices beyond the work place.
  • Manage a technical program with a broad scope across the school.

Who May Apply

Individuals with the aptitude, experience and/or qualifications to fulfill the specific requirements of the position.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education is committed to the principles of equal opportunity, and diversity and inclusion for all. We value diversity and inclusion in all forms – gender, religion, ethnicity, LGBTIQ+, disability and neurodiversity. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for roles within the Department.  The Department recognises that the provision of family friendly, supportive, safe and harassment free workplaces is essential to high performance and promotes flexible work, diversity and safety across all schools and Department workplaces.  It is our policy to provide reasonable adjustments for persons with a disability (see Workplace adjustment guidelines).

Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander applicants can contact Brett West, Yamatji man, in the Koorie Outcomes Division to talk about the recruitment process, the Department and supports for Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander people in the Department. Mobile: 0477 726 801 or email on: brett.west@education.vic.gov.au

Child Safe Standards

Victorian government schools are child safe environments. Our schools actively promote the safety and wellbeing of all students, and all school staff are committed to protecting students from abuse or harm in the school environment, in accordance with their legal obligations including child safe standards. All schools have a Child Safety Code of Conduct consistent with the Department’s exemplar available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/about/programs/health/protect/Pages/childsafestandards.aspx

DET Values

The Department’s employees commit to upholding DET’s Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. DET’s Values complement each school’s own values and underpin the behaviours the community expects of Victorian public sector employees, including those who work in Victorian Government Schools. Information on the DET values is available at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/workm/Pages/Public-Sector-Values.aspx

Conditions of Employment

  • All staff employed by the Department and schools have access to a broad range of employment conditions and working arrangements.
  • Appointment of successful applicants will be made subject to a satisfactory pre-employment conditions check.
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.
  • Detailed information on all terms and conditions of employment is available on the Department's Human Resources website at http://www.education.vic.gov.au/hrweb/Pages/default.aspx

Location Profile


Rushworth P-12 College is a dynamic learning community situated in Rushworth, Victoria, a small rural town of approximately 1000 people, located 180 kilometers north of Melbourne. Our community is surrounded by several larger towns all within one hour’s drive, including Bendigo to the south-west, Echuca to the north-west and Shepparton to the north-east. We have a student population of 150 and employ over 30 teaching and non-teaching staff. Many students are bussed into the College from the surrounding smaller towns of Stanhope, Colbinabbin, Nagambie, Harston and Murchison.  The College is a large employer and major resource for local people and the College’s success is of vital importance to local communities.

Backing onto a picturesque ironbark forest, the College has excellent facilities on an expansive site encompassed by the natural environment. The heritage-listed, original school building built in the 1870s, has been carefully and sensitively adapted, as befits a community landmark. The 2012 Commonwealth funded BER construction of four classrooms and a large open learning space provide enhanced opportunities for teachers to create a range of student-centered learning contexts. The external environment includes a Kitchen Garden, a large playing field, and well-designed and maintained recreation areas, including gardens and conversation areas.

We share a close relationship with our community and Rushworth would welcome new members warmly. The potential to carpool with other staff members travelling from surrounding areas, e.g., Bendigo and Kyabram also exist.

Due to our central location, there are endless opportunities for our staff to network with other educators within the surrounding area, through Communities of Practice meetings each term amongst Rochester, Echuca, and Kyabram schools.

The College ethos is based upon the commitment of staff, students and families working cooperatively to provide the best possible curriculum in a safe and welcoming environment. The College has employed the Visible Wellbeing Education Model, which works alongside our SWPBS program, supporting the embedding of our college values: Aspiration, Pride and Respect.

We invite all potential applicants to contact the acting principal, Todd Woodfine to arrange a tour of the College.


Acting Business Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 24/04/2023 - 09/07/2023

Job classification:

Not provided


Todd Woodfine | 035/856-1230

Acting Business Manager