Business Manager

Job posted: 10/06/2022
Applications close: 07/07/2022 (Midnight)
8 days remaining

8 days remaining

Job Description

Location: North West Region

Job type: Full time / From 22/08/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1282914

Reference: 1282914

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: North West Region

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 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

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

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

Wollert West (interim name) Primary School acknowledges the Wurundjeri people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and stand on today. We are privileged that our school is located on this sacred ground and are grateful that the Wurundjeri people have cared for the land, waters and soil for thousands of years. We pay our respect to all Elders past, present and emerging.


Are you agile and flexible in your thinking, have a high work ethic, great sense of humour, love to work as part of a team and willing to learn? 

Are you excited by the prospect of establishing a highly effective administration building with sound processes and procedures? 

Are you willing to wear many hats when we first open: business manager, administrative assistant, first aide, OHS and the list goes on?

Then we are looking for you. 


Welcome to Wollert West (interim name) Primary School, an exciting new school located in Wollert opening in 2023.  

The Victorian Government made a commitment to deliver 100 new schools between 2019 and 2026. This includes a new primary school in Wollert West, opening in 2023. This school will help the growing local population access great education close to home. The school will have space for 575 local students including approximately 50 places for young people with specialist needs. The school will open for enrolments for students in Prep to Grade 6.

Wollert West Primary School is a supported inclusion school, which is a mainstream school with additional professional capabilities and facilities designed to cater for a higher than usual proportion of students with disability. Students with disabilities will receive enhanced support and high-quality education alongside mainstream students to the greatest extent possible in a safe, accessible and supportive environment.

Our school will pride itself on our commitment towards inclusive education and an undertaking to provide differentiated learning programs, which are designed to cater to each individual child’s point of need. Our school philosophy is based on the belief that all students have the ability to achieve their full potential within a culture of collaboration, shared responsibility and high expectations.

Learning Spaces

When the school opens in Term 1, 2023, it will include:

an administration building with a library, staff offices and amenities as well as specialist teaching areas for science and food technology

2 learning neighbourhood buildings with general purpose classrooms, and flexible and collaborative teaching spaces

a community hub building with a competition-grade gymnasium, canteen, music and drama space

2 outdoor hard courts

a sports field.


Wollert West Primary School’s vision is to ensure that our students are at the centre of everything that we do. Together we create a learning community that values diversity, inclusion and high expectations for all students. 


Wollert West Primary School's mission is to provide all students with high quality learning experiences that challenge and support them to REACH their full potential. 


Wollert West Primary School (interim name)’s values are R.E.A.C.H  

Resilience- we can bounce back from challenges    

Excellence- we aim high and persevere, we ensure that every individual has an equal opportunity to reach their full potential 

Acceptance- we respect and value all members of our community, embracing with dignity their talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and ways of living 

Curiosity- we question and explore the new, unusual, and interesting to better understand the world around us  

Honesty- we act with integrity and courage and take responsibility for our actions. 

To find out more about Wollert West Primary School please contact the Founding Principal, Alisha Campbell alisha.campbell@education.vic.gov.au


*A zoom information session will be held on Tuesday 21st of June at 5pm, all prospective applicants are encouraged to attend. 

Zoom link


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Business Manager

Job type:

Full time / From 22/08/2022

Job classification:

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Alisha Campbell | 0493 528 893

Business Manager