Business Manager

Job posted: 06/05/2022
Applications close: 19/05/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 26/05/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1277664

Reference: 1277664

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria


Attendance requirements for this position will be negotiated with the successful applicant for up to two weeks.

This senior management position will report to the College Council through the College Princiipal and be required to work closely with the Principals of the junior and senior campuses along with the college Management Team.

The Business Manager will be accountable for the management of all financial, human resource, administrative and physical resources of the college.

As a member of the Leadership Team, the Business Manager will be expected to display leadership qualities, be a visonary and contributor plus have the ability to lead and manage others.

The Business Manager is responsible for the management of all Education Support staff across the college including employment, replacement, performance and professional development.  The Business Manager will advise the Principal and College Council on appropriate support levels and will contribute to school policy on human resources, finance, facilities and business planning.  The Principal and College Council will rely on the position holder as the expert practitioner in these areas.

The financial management of the college is a major aspect of this role and requires a high level of expertise and the ability to work within, understand and introduce all DET policies and procedures along with meeting annual audit requirements.

The position holder would need to have high level interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to work as part of a team.  Requirements of the role include high level human resource and financial management experience.  The position requires expertise in the preparation and monitoring of financial reports plus the ability to investigate and present report findings with recommendations for decision making by the Principal, College Council and other senior personnel.

The role of Business Manager is a complex one with duties that often fall outside the normal scope of a position of this type.  The position requires a great deal of professionalism as a representative of the college at meetings, conferences and in the wider community.


  • Take responsibility for all aspects of financial, human resources and physical resource management across the college
  • Implement appropriate internal control systems.
  • Manage the delivery of high level administrative services across the college.
  • Convene the Finance Committee and report to College Council on all budget and financial issues in accordance with DET guidelines.
  • Understand and be familiar with all DET audit and accountability requirements.
  • Prepare and present college policies to Council to ensure that all DET and audit requirements are met.
  • Organise College Council contracts and tender processes.
  • Ensure all external providers deliver the required service including regular meetings with canteen and uniform shop licensees.
  • Provide advice and recommendtions with a view to maximising school revenue and optimising the use of school resources.
  • Manage the college investment accounts, maintain audit standards, signatories and protection of data.
  • Provide advice to College Council regarding college operations including regular reports on parent payments and collection rates.
  • Supervise all ICT across the college including the responsibility of ensuring the integrity of data held by the college on behalf of staff and students.
  • Manage industrial relations policy and procedures with regard to Education Support staff.
  • Ensure the college meets correct OH&S standards and staff understand and are aware of current policies.
  • Develop and implement human resource planning, strategies and guidelines.
  • Manage the work priorities and practices of Education Support staff.
  • Provide effective leadership to Education Support staff.
  • Lead and manage professional development activities for Education Support staff and provide opportunities for skill development.
  • Manage the delivery of support services to staff, students, parents and the wider community of the college.
  • Provide expert advice and clear instruction to all staff on budget management, entitlements and school operations.

Who May Apply

EEO AND OHS Commitment

The Department of Education and Training 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.

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

Other Information

Vaccination Requirement

A person is not eligible for employment in the Teaching Service unless that person meets the vaccination requirements on commencement in the position.

Location Profile

Business Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 26/05/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


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Business Manager