Business Manager - Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job posted: 10/05/2024
Applications close: 23/05/2024 (Midnight)
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Job Description

Location: North West Region

Job type: Full time / From 22/07/2024

Organisation: Schools (Government)

Salary: Salary not specified

Occupation: Executive Management

Reference: 1414022

Reference: 1414022

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

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:


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

Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name) is set to open its doors at the beginning of Term 1 in 2025, catering to the educational needs of the growing local population in the City of Whittlesea, located in the outer northern suburbs of Melbourne. Situated at 110 Saltlake Boulevard, Wollert, VIC 3750, the school is ideally placed to serve the community, offering a prime location for families seeking quality education close to home.

Designed to enrol students from Prep to Grade 6, Wollert Central Primary School will have the capacity to accommodate up to 525 students once fully operational. The facilities are planned to include an administration building, a learning neighbourhood that encourages collaborative and flexible learning, a community hub, hardcourts, a sports field, an onsite kindergarten and a carpark

Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name) is committed to nurturing an inclusive and vibrant learning community, where we value and celebrate diversity. Our educational philosophy is based on the belief that learning thrives in social, collaborative environments where students and teachers engage in meaningful dialogue and experiences. This approach enhances academic skills and nurtures interpersonal relationships and social awareness.

We prioritise an integrated, inquiry-based learning model that encourages students to actively investigate and construct knowledge through real-world applications, ensuring that learning remains dynamic and relevant. Our curriculum is enriched with opportunities for students to develop critical thinking and social skills, and it leverages a variety of technology to enhance educational outcomes.

We place a strong emphasis on building solid foundations in literacy and numeracy through a variety of teaching and learning experiences. This ensures that all students develop essential skills that serve as the basis for all other learning, enhancing their ability to think critically and solve problems effectively.

Our core values of respect, curiosity, and collaboration are integral to our culture of excellence, inclusivity and innovation. At Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name), we strive to uphold the highest standards in education, fostering a culture of creativity and forward-thinking. We are dedicated to preparing our students not just for academic success but also as well-rounded individuals who are ready to make meaningful contributions to society.

As we prepare to open this state-of-the-art educational facility, we are looking to recruit a Business Manager to join our team. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute significantly to the establishment and success of a new school.

Business Manager - Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)

Job type:

Full time / From 22/07/2024

Job classification:

Ed Support Level 1-Range 4


Bec Spink | 0427 568 212

Business Manager - Wollert Central Primary School (Interim Name) (Ed Support Level 1-Range 4)