BUSINESS MANAGER ONGOING LEVEL 2.6 (Ed Support Level 2-Range 6)

Job posted: 09/05/2024
Applications close: 22/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Job type: Full time / From 15/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1414250

Reference: 1414250

Occupation: Executive Management

Salary Range: Salary not specified

Work location: Melbourne | Western Metropolitan

Selection Criteria

  1. Comprehensive understanding of the core responsibilities involved in managing and leading key areas within the college, encompassing finance, facilities, human resources (including staffing), and strategic initiatives.
  2. Demonstrated authority in decision-making related to programs, budgets, and staff, ensuring alignment with school strategies and policies.
  3. Demonstrated strategies that you have employed to implement strategic school policies across various functional areas, ensuring seamless execution and monitoring progress towards desired outcomes.
  4. Illustrate the methods through which you have offered leadership, mentorship, and guidance to staff, utilising your expertise to improve the quality of educational services.
  5. Demonstrated ability to actively contribute, manage, and lead in shaping school policies and decision-making processes, emphasising strategic planning



An education support class position at level 2 will have a primary responsibility for the management of significant areas or functions within the school to support the educational services being provided to students.  In exercising the responsibility an education support class position at level 2 will have the authority to make all significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget but must not include duties of teaching as defined in clause 2.6.1 of the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic) or its successor.

Supervision of students cannot be required except where it is an integral part of the employee's position or involves supervision of students individually or in small groups, in controlled circumstances, where the responsibility for students remains clearly with a teacher.

An education support class position at level 2 will contribute to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making.


The Business Manager is a senior member of School leadership, accountable for multiple key areas or functions for the school, including the achievement of established school objectives. 

The responsibilities that are expected at this level are set out below:

Significant contribution to the overall management of the school through involvement in policy formulation and decision making

A primary responsibility for the management of areas or functions within the school(s), each with significant budget, staff responsibilities or strategic importance

The authority to make significant decisions relating to the program, budget and staff relating to their area of designated responsibility within the framework of the school's strategic plan, policies and budget

Responsible for implementation of strategic school policy across functional areas

Provides leadership and guidance based on advanced professional or technical expertise

Subject matter expert that conceptualises, initiates, implements, promotes, and evaluates complex and innovative technical programs

Routinely advises the school leadership team on policy issues and solutions within a functional area

Develops technical or professional standard.


  • 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.

EEO AND OHS Commitment

Applicants seeking part-time employment are encouraged to apply for any teaching service position and, if they are the successful candidate, request a reduced time fraction. Such requests will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis and will be subject to the operational requirements of the school.

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).

Additional support and advice on the recruitment process is available to Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islanders from the Koorie Outcomes Division (KOD) via marrung@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:


DE Values

The department's employees commit to upholding the department's Values: Responsiveness, Integrity, Impartiality, Accountability, Respect, Leadership and Human Rights. The department'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 department values is available at:


Other Information


All applicants must have a personal profile on Recruitment Online and ensure that it is up to date including WWC registration status.  Applications should also be lodged on Recruitment Online to ensure that notification of outcomes is delivered to a current email address.  To commence work at Laverton P-12 College the successful applicant must have current registration with WWC.

  • 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
  • A probationary period may apply during the first year of employment and induction and support programs provided.

Applications must include:

  1. A specific response to each of the key selection criteria and position details. It is suggested that applicants limit their response to no more than 6 pages.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae with a summary of experience and qualifications.
  3. The names and contact details of up to three professional referees who can provide information regarding the applicant in relation to the key selection criteria.
  4. If the applicant is not an Australian Citizen all visa documentation must be attached.
  5. The panel reserves the right to request additional referees other than those listed.

Location Profile



'Together at Laverton P-12 College we nurture our students through learning and encourage our students to actively participate in and contribute to an ever changing and diverse community with respect, responsibility and fairness¿


Laverton P-12 College¿s mission is to `to provide students with the best possible foundation in life through a well-rounded education.¿


Our school values of Learning, Belonging, and Succeeding underpin all that we do at Laverton P-12 College. ¿

We continually connect these values to the teaching and learning programs and they are relevant across all stages of the learning continuum. Our values underpin a cohesive coordinated structure that enhances the well-being and learning opportunities for every student.


At Laverton P-12 College, we're committed to a culture of success and growth. We hold ourselves to high standards, seeing learning challenges as opportunities for personal and academic development. We empower students to take charge of their learning, fostering resilience and future-focused thinking.


As educators, we're curious about our impact on student learning and the world around us, engaging in ongoing evaluation and seeking ways to contribute positively to our community. Together, we create an environment where every student can thrive and reach their full potential.



The College staffing profile consists of approximately 120 staff members; including 5 Principal class, 11 Leading Teachers, 3 Learning Specialists, 57 teachers, 32 Education Support Staff and 2 Paraprofessionals.

The College has invested heavily in building the professional knowledge of our staff and working collaboratively in teams to support the needs of our students.


The College has an enrolment of over 700 students across Foundation to Year 12. The community comprises of diverse family backgrounds, with 48% of students speaking languages other than English at home and a high proportion of students coming from the Karen, Pacific Islander and Middle Eastern communities.


Our College facilities and resources ensure that students are provided with an optimal learning environment and include a Performing Arts Centre, a fully equipped VET Hospitality centre, an Engineering workshop, Gymnasium, landscaped gardens, primary and secondary ovals, multiple netball and basketball courts, an undercover synthetic area for play and a beach volleyball area. Each classroom has TV technology and our students can access notebooks and iPads.


Laverton P-12 College resides within the western suburbs of Melbourne in the local area of Hobson's Bay.


The school is comprised of seven permanent buildings and two relocatable buildings, providing a range of specialised learning spaces, including a gymnasium, performing arts centre, instrumental music rooms, a state of the art food technology kitchen and cafe, practical science rooms, technology and engineering spaces, and a well-resourced College library.

BUSINESS MANAGER ONGOING LEVEL 2.6 (Ed Support Level 2-Range 6)

Job type:

Full time / From 15/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 2-Range 6


Leonie Adlard | 9369 1833

BUSINESS MANAGER ONGOING LEVEL 2.6 (Ed Support Level 2-Range 6)