Academy Business Manager (Primary)

  • Contract type - Permanent | 37 hours per week | full-time (52 weeks)
  • Salary range - SCP 32 - 35 (£35,745 FTE - £38,890 FTE)
  • Location - West Yorkshire (Co-op Academy Woodlands, LS9 & Co-op Academy Beckfield, BD4)
  • Closing date - November 10, 2021

We’re seeking to appoint a Business Manager with the strategic vision, passion and commitment to lead and manage the key business functions and associated colleagues within two of our primary academies in West Yorkshire. Working collaboratively with a variety of academy and central team colleagues, as well as external partners, this key role focuses on the leadership and management of finance, premises, HR, admin and health and safety and is integral to the effective running of operations at both sites.   

The successful candidate will have a strong background in financial management and possess relevant qualifications in this field, along with experience of HR/people processes, ideally having worked in one or more schools or Local Authorities. The post holder must also have excellent communication and wider interpersonal skills; confidently securing buy-in, with the ability to both lead teams and work as a member of one effectively.   

This is an excellent career development opportunity for a commercially minded individual with a strong track record to work in a successful forward-looking organisation; supporting the continued success by ensuring that the non-academic functions support high quality teaching, learning and working for all students and colleagues.

The Co-op Academies Trust is committed to safeguarding and protecting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults as its number one priority. This commitment to robust recruitment, selection and induction procedures extends to organisations and services linked to the Trust
Co-op Academies Trust is committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage or civil partnerships.

For a discussion about the role, please contact Lynda Johnson at

Completed applications should be returned to Hebe Lockyer, HR Apprentice on before Wednesday 10th November at 9am.

Interviews will be held W/C 15th November

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