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Deputy School Business Manager

Salary scale: £20,000 - £25,000, according to experience, per annum, prorata.

Wynstones School is a Co-Ed Waldorf Steiner School situated in an 11 acre estate near to Gloucester & Stroud and easily accessed from the M5 J12.

Wynstones is currently thriving.

The school has over 260 pupils ranging in age from 3 to 18 years. We offer a broad-based Waldorf Steiner Curriculum throughout the school together with traditional GCSE & A Levels and EPQ choices in our Upper School.

Wynstones students achieve both academic qualifications together with practical craft and life skills. We pride ourselves on developing individuals to become both free and critical thinkers who can work closely and co-operatively with others. These are becoming increasingly important skills for this wonderful but challenging world.

We are looking to recruit a Deputy School Business Manager to support our School Business Manager. The role is fast-paced and exciting. Significant experience in general business management, PR/marketing, finance, H&S, HR, with or without school experience would be necessary for this role. However, in addition, essential qualities will be a well-rounded personality, high professional standards and tenacity to complete projects and tasks.

We value a mindset for continuous improvement as this is a progressive place to work with a high level of emotional intelligence required.

In return for a salary consummate with a senior role working for a charity in this geographical area we offer flexible terms around what is essentially defined as a term-time position (plus five weeks working in the school holidays), we will also consider non-term time holiday entitlement.

Salary scale: £20,000 - £25,000, according to experience, per annum, prorata.

Wynstones offers a generous staff discount for school fees.

If you feel ready for a new challenge and enjoy working as part of a creative team of staff and teachers please do not hesitate to contact: Faye Sieracki (SBM) on


No closing date

We reserve the right to close this advertisement when a sufficient number and quality of applicants have come forward.


Job Description – Deputy Business Manager

Department:  School Administration

Reports to: School Business Manager

Direct Reports from:  None


This is a Senior role within the School and the post holder will be required to:

  • Support the ongoing growth and sustainability of Wynstones School in line with the principles of Steiner Waldorf education
  • Support the development, implementation and maintenance of the School’s Compliance, Legal, HR, Administrative, Financial, Safety, IT and Estates requirements
  • Demonstrate excellent communication skills to ensure information, ideas and best practice are shared within the School Administration Team.
  • Support the SBM as her role as ambassador for the school, helping to raise the schools profile and managing communication with the parent body, other organisations and the wider public
  • Contribute to the operational process on all aspects of financial, commercial, administrative and compliance matters as a senior team member.
  • Work additional hours when required, as well as to be present at school events held periodically in the evening or on certain weekends of the school year.


Purpose of the Role

The Deputy Business Manager will be accountable to the School Business Manager for effectively supporting the schools financial affairs, business management, marketing, administration and premises, namely:

  • Supporting the non-teaching operations of the School and providing cover for the pedagogical responsibilities when the Education Support Lead is unavailable or School needs dictate.
  • Supporting the School’s continued improvement by progressing and being a key member of the delivery team for strategic change projects, organisational development and business requirements.
  • Working collaboratively with all the Administration Team including working closely with the School Business Manager and Business Development staff to support best practise record keeping and other administrative responsibilities.
  • Supporting financial processes which will include the revenue process, income and expenditure control (purchasing), fee collection (credit control), fundraising, reporting duties, pension and payroll processes.
  • Supporting the Company Secretary administration required by the Charity
  • Overseeing maintenance and administration of School Property Lettings and Tenancies.
  • Supporting the School HR functions, including contract administration, sickness, performance improvement plan process, annual leave management and peer/external appraisal administration.
  • Supporting the Estates Lead and School Business Manager with infrastructure, including ICT, the physical estate, historic and contemporary property maintenance and operations.
  • Working closely with the School Business Team to effectively market and promote the School to maintain and develop admissions and reputation.
  • Support the parent and staff communication programme and being a key contact for the Parent Friends and Class Reps
  • Assist in ensuring that the School meets its legal and statutory obligations
  • Support the review, creation and implementation of School policies
  • Be responsible for the creation of School Performance Measures (KPI’s) as outlined by School Managers/Trustees.


Person Specification

Candidates demonstrating at least five of the below (qualifications or experience) will be considered:


  • Assistant/ School Business Management experience or qualification
  • Credit Control/Accounting/Payroll experience or qualification
  • Company Secretary experience
  • Human resource experience/qualification
  • Health and Safety experience/qualification
  • ICT – experience/qualification
  • Marketing/PR experience/qualification
  • Ofsted/SIS experience including Boarding
  • Estates/Building/Contractor experience/qualification
  • Event Management experience/qualification
  • KPI/Performance Measurement experience/qualification


Together with the above, Candidates should also have the following skills:

  • Excellent project management, organisational and administrative skills
  • Enjoy the challenge of high octane working in an open plan office environment
  • Ability to deal sensitively and professionally with HR issues
  • Proven leadership qualities and teamwork skills
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to use individual initiative to support and motivate school development
  • A strong interest in, and supportive of Steiner education
  • IT skills to a high level (Word, Excel, Sage, PowerPoint)
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence and common sense

Candidates who have the above TOGETHER with the below desirable skills will have an advantage:


  • Property Lettings Administration
  • Group holiday and travel plan skills and experience
  • Knowledge of managing parkland or large garden spaces




The position of a temporary part-time, experienced cleaner.

10 hrs per week term time and 5 weeks during the school holidays.

Salary £12,194 pro rata

Please fill in the Application Form (Word doc) and email Recruitment to apply:



As a school, Wynstones is committed to safeguarding and promoting the safety and welfare of children. Successful applicants will be subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring check (DBS) and successful reference checks.


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All enquiries and applications to: 01452 429225 or email