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School Business Manager

Craigclowan Preparatory School , Perth and Kinross

Vacancy details

Please apply before 16/02/2018 at 5:00 pm

Edinburgh Road, Perth, PH2 8PS

Jennifer Trueland
Headmaster's PA/Admissions

01738 626 310

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Vacancy Description / Summary

Are you a professional School Business Manager or Bursar looking for a new challenge? Craigclowan is a progressive and ambitious school and we are looking for a professional with an entrepreneurial approach who is driven to identify and implement development initiatives. You will be responsible for providing overall strategic leadership and management of the School’s finances, including acting as Clerk to the Board of Governors, delivering first rate administrative, IT and personnel systems and managing key aspects of the school’s daily operations including finance, HR and compliance, health and safety, catering and premises management. If you have the drive and energy to make change happen, this is the job for you!

● Are you a dedicated, high performing professional who leads by example?
● Do you have the drive and energy to be an exceptional School Business Manager, along with the skills required to provide inspirational strategic and financial leadership?
● Are you dynamic and enthusiastic, with a great sense of humour and the ability to thrive in a busy, school environment?
● Are you committed to raising standards with high expectations and extensive experience of finance, personnel, premises, catering, health and safety and IT systems?
● Are you bursting with ideas and have the capacity to involve yourself fully in the life of our school community?
● Do you have exceptional communication skills, and the ability to build great teams, along with the ability to respond effectively to future challenges?

Likely to be educated to degree level, you will have a secure understanding of the principles and processes of financial management, perhaps with an accountancy qualification but certainly possess excellent interpersonal skills and have a flexible, optimistic and team-orientated outlook. For an outstanding candidate, who perhaps does not have the relevant experience in financial management but has all the other attributes we are seeking, we may consider splitting the role so if you are a first class Facilities and Estates Manager we would still like to hear from you.

Further details, including an application pack, can be obtained from Jennifer Trueland, Headmaster’s PA, by emailing Further information about the School can be found at

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme check.
Craigclowan School Limited is a Registered Scottish Charity No: SC010817

About the School

Craigclowan provides a warm and nurturing environment for boys and girls aged 3 – 13. Set in stunning grounds with magnificent views over Perthshire, the school has a distinguished history and a reputation for the highest standards and expectations.

Our learning environment delivers a modern and distinctive education within a framework of proven traditional values, effectively balancing the best of old and new in education. Grant funding is available for nursery pupils and particular attention is paid to the transition period as nursery children begin their primary education. Every pupil is encouraged to achieve their all-round potential, both academically, on the sports field and in more than 50 extra-curricular activities on offer. These range from skiing, on the school’s own dry ski slope, to art clubs, judo, climbing, bushcraft skills, mountain biking and fencing. School is a hive of activity and our outdoor classroom, all-weather training ground, sports fields, Forest School and trim trail are in daily use. With an average class size of 12 pupils, and a friendly, caring and supportive ethos, staff are able to get to know the children closely and treat them as individuals in all they do. When it comes to moving on to senior school, all our children once again secured places to their first choice school, many having been awarded scholarships.

Minibuses collect children from Kinross, Alyth, Blairgowrie, Meikleour, Cargill, Cupar, Gleneagles, Auchterarder and Dunning in the mornings. To assist working parents, our Breakfast Club is open from 0730 and free after-school care is available for all children until 1800 daily. We also operate a number of holiday activity camps throughout the year including multi-activity camps and hockey, cricket and tennis coaching.