Business Manager - Ed Support Level 1-Range 5

Job posted: 17/06/2022
Applications close: 30/06/2022 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 18/07/2022

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1283593

Reference: 1283593

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

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.


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

Are you agile, have a high work ethic, great sense of humour, love to work as part of a team and willing to learn?  Then we are looking for you.  Are you driven by creating something new, leveraging the expertise you already have?

Welcome to Garrang Wilam Primary School, an exciting new school that opened in 2021, located in Truganina.  Garrang Wilam (pronounced: gar-rang wil-um) is taken from the Woi-wurrung language, as spoken by the Wurundjeri people, and means ‘eucalyptus home’.  Our logo means elders and students focused together, and encourages us to ‘dream big’.


Our students excel in the vibrant, positive and connected community we create together.


We invite all students to come and learn, to belong and work collaboratively in their pursuit of learning.  Our people are invested in deliberate practice to create a community that truly makes a difference. Our community will develop over time through shared experiences and an aligned focus on what matters; learning.


A respect of all cultures and beliefs is an essential characteristic of global citizens, thus we live by a set of values that underpin this.  We want our students, staff, parents and community members to show;

  • Together
  • Focus
  • Strength
  • Lead

The success of our outcomes is due to our collective approach to

  • Positive education 
  • High expectations
  • Clear instructional framework for teaching and learning
  • Using evidence and research to make decisions 
  • Partnerships

Our goals

  • Building practice excellence
  • Setting expectations and promoting inclusion
  • Connecting schools

Our imperatives are 

  • Safety, people, culture
  • Organisational capacity and capability
  • Consistent teaching and learning framework

Our Metrics

  • Student achievement, student voice, goal development and wellbeing outcomes
  • Parent opinion and contribution
  • Staff development and wellbeing

Teaching and Learning

The instructional framework at Garrang Wilam Primary School is informed by the Gradual Release of Responsibility (GRR) model Fisher & Frey. Framed around the Workshop Model and consistent with the Gradual Release of Responsibility (Duke and Pearson 2002), the work of Cris Tovani and Lucy Culkins builds a structured evidenced-based approach for teaching and learning. 

The Pedagogical Model is

  • aligned with the Victorian teaching and learning model that incorporates the vision for learning, practice principles and HITS 
  • focused on teacher practice as the main contributor to improved student learning outcomes
  • improvement-focused to assist teachers with their professional learning, including designing their PD goals
  • adaptive and can be modified to fit subject contexts
  • implemented together with the practice principles, the pedagogical model enables teachers to maintain a line of sight between their own professional development and school-wide improvement based on FISO.

Pedagogical approaches include: 

  • Readers workshop model
  • Writers workshop model 
  • Numeracy proficiencies
  • Inquiry approach to integrated learning

For more information please see our website http://garrangwilamps.vic.edu.au/

A focus on Digital Learning, The Arts (Visual and Performing), STEM and Physical Education will be integral to the additional learning provided for our students.  Students have access to the latest technologies; including iPads.

Teams of teachers are given time to work and learn together focused on student data and high impact teaching strategies during weekly Professional Learning Community cycles of inquiry. The focus on professional knowledge and practice through feedback and goal setting during the performance and development process ensures all members of staff are continually growing and learning.  We are seeking a combination of expert, accomplished and graduate teachers who will deliver a challenging and stimulating curriculum.  

A positive nurturing environment which cares for each student and adult, matters. It impacts on our behaviour, our academic success and future mental and physical health. All community members of our school behave in ways that build a positive and vibrant school culture that focuses on wellness and learning.  We will use the School Wide Positive Behaviour Support framework to drive our approach to positive education.

Learning Spaces

The school includes an administration building, two learning neighbourhoods (19 classrooms), a gymnasium complex, outdoor courts and sports fields.  Inside the administration building houses a large library, first aid facilities, visual arts space, space for science/ technology and food technology space,titled the ‘Culinary Haven’.  

There is enough room to accommodate between 480- 520 students in these buildings.  The site has also been planned to accommodate a peak enrolment larger than 525 and have allowed for portables to be onsite without compromising any dedicated play spaces.

The gymnasium complex includes a stadium quality basketball/ netball sized gymnasium with tiered seating, an outstanding music facility which doubles as a stage for the gymnasium. There is also a canteen and change room facilities and an extensive foyer.  It is anticipated that these facilities will be utilised for community usage including a shared arrangement with local sporting clubs to ensure sport can be accessed onsite after school. 

Teaching spaces at Garrang Wilam Primary School allow learning communities to teach in a variety of ways to ensure peer to peer student and adult learning, as well as a high level of student voice and agency.  Spaces have been designed to ensure a mix of explicit, collaborative and independent learning opportunities occur on a daily basis.  Some spaces are built fit for purpose; for example the storytelling and presentation area, where others are flexible in design to meet the needs of the inhabitants. 

The extensive outdoor spaces include hard courts, full sized grassed football oval, outdoor stage, nature play with a dry creek bed, agility playground and an extensive carpark.

Our community will develop over time through shared experiences and an aligned focus on what matters; learning.  

We welcome you to come and join us to build an extraordinary educational experience for all.  

To find out more about Garrang Wilam Primary School please contact the Founding Principal, Natalie Nelson on 0401 054 038 or at natalie.nelson@education.vic.gov.au

Business Manager - Ed Support Level 1-Range 5

Job type:

Full time / From 18/07/2022

Job classification:

Not provided


Natalie Nelson | 73017000

Business Manager - Ed Support Level 1-Range 5