Business Manager - Norris Road State School, Education
Brisbane - North, Australia
6d ago
source : Queensland Government

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Metropolitan Region, State Schools Division

Norris State School is recruiting for a highly motivated Business Manager. The successful candidate will work with a sense of urgency, accountability, responsibility and initiative to deliver a range of corporate services, support educational management activities and lead the development of systemic change by actively supporting the leadership team to improve student outcomes at Norris State School.

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About Norris Road State School

Norris Road State School is located in Bracken Ridge, minutes from the Brisbane CBD.

Our aim is to have students, by the time they move on to secondary school, who have :

  • A growth mindset
  • Effective communication skills
  • Responsible citizens
  • Lifelong learners
  • Your Role

    As the Business Manager you will have responsibility for the following :

  • Operate autonomously in the provision of business services to the school, in an environment that at times exhibits a degree of complexity and frequently requires the interpretation of information and adaptation of processes.
  • Provide a comprehensive range of administrative support (, and correspondence) and identify problems, conduct research, seek expert advice, recommend solutions.
  • Undertake the day to day supervision and management of school support staff, including monitoring workloads and performance (working in collaboration with the Principal for any difficult performance management situations);
  • identifying workforce capability requirements; and role modelling performance standards. In addition, this role will oversee for school support staff the signatories / approval of timesheets, leave applications, rosters, arrange relief;
  • and organise, undertake and coordinate the recruitment, induction and training of school support staff.

  • Support the Principal with the preparation and administration of the budget, undertaking day to day financial activities (, managing payroll and purchasing, producing financial reports from OneSchool);
  • seeking external expert financial advice when appropriate; proposing alternatives for managing the school's financial resources;
  • and suggesting courses of action to routine and non-routine financial matters that comply with legislation and policy.

  • Demonstrate well-developed interpersonal skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to build trust when dealing with sensitive situations.
  • Interpret the likely reactions of others to emotional situations and recognise opportunities in which students may be better supported in their school environment.

  • Other suitable duties, consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal or nominated delegate.
  • For a further list of position responsibilities and a Work Profile, please refer to the attached Role Description.

    Knowledge and Experience

    Whilst there are no mandatory qualifications required for this position, it would be beneficial for the successful applicant to possess the following to support the successful performance of the role :

  • Considerable experience and / or vocational training, applying knowledge and skills in a broad range of situations.
  • Practical experience in administration, financial processes, human resource practices and facilities management with demonstrated knowledge of planning, directing, resource allocation and workforce management.
  • Demonstrates experience of the following capabilities at a fundamental level delivering results, effective decision making, innovation and change, and people development.
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate with empathy and influence in order to address problems and obtain cooperation and assistance in meeting required objectives.
  • When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

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