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Business Manager - Balaclava State School , Education

Queensland Government - Balaclava, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training
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Applications are invited for the position of Business Manager to join our team. The successful applicant will oversee the effective and efficient business services management of the school by providing professional and timely corporate services leadership and management, while supporting the Principal and Leadership team. You will need to be professional, personable and work well in compliance with government policies and procedures, as well as having well developed organisational skills, an ability to manage and prioritise multiple tasks within timeframes in a positive, high paced school environment.

Job details Position status Permanent
Position type Full-time
Occupational group Education & Training
Classification AO4
Workplace Location Cairns region,Far North Qld
Job ad reference QLD/FNR370382/21P
Closing date 03-May-2021
Yearly salary
Fortnightly salary
Total remuneration
Salary Other
Job duration
Contact person Cindy Freier
Contact details (07) 4081 5330
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Welcome to Balaclava State School

Located in the heart of the tropical city of Cairns, Balaclava State School caters for students from Prep to Year Six. Our dedicated team is proud to provide a supportive environment, ensuring every student reaches his or her potential in physical, social, emotional and moral development.

Balaclava State School is a diverse and culturally rich, located in central Cairns. The student population is approx. 400sts, with over 88% of students from an EALD background. Approx. 62% of students identify as Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander cultures.

Other major cultures include South Pacific Islanders and diverse Asian and European cultures. We are committed to our core purpose of achieving high expectation, high quality educational outcomes in a safe, caring and inclusive environment.

Our commitment at Balaclava is to create a learning environment in which every child can thrive and become an independent, creative and connected learner. We encourage every member of our school community to live by our school motto; “High expectations, high quality teaching and learning, highway to success”.

Your Role

The role of Business Manager in our school community is critical in developing and maintaining the success of school operations with a focus on providing high quality business services to the school.

Including, but not limited to:

  • Providing a comprehensive range of administrative support (e.g. preparation of reports, and correspondence) and identify problems, conduct research, seek expert advice, recommend solutions.
  • Undertaking the day-to-day supervision and management of approx. 25 school support staff, including monitoring workloads and performance; identifying workforce capability requirements; and role modelling performance standards.
  • Supporting the Principal with the preparation and administration of the budget, undertaking day to day financial activities; 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.
  • Demonstrated well-developed interpersonal skills, empathy, self-awareness and the ability to build trust when dealing with sensitive situations.
  • And other suitable duties consistent with the duties and responsibilities of the position as directed by the Principal or nominated delegate.
When working in regulated employment an employee must have a current Working with Children Clearance (blue card) issued by Blue Card Services.

To apply please attach the following:
  • A brief resume including contact details for 2 referees (one of whom should be your current supervisor)
  • A maximum 2 page written response outlining your suitability for the role referring to the key capabilities under the ‘How you will be assessed' section in the attached role description.
Applications remain current for 12 months from the closing date and may be considered for appointment to identical or similar vacancies within the Department.

Applications from recruitment agencies will not be accepted.

Further information

We are committed to building inclusive cultures in the Queensland public sector that respect and promote and .

For a full list of the position responsibilities and mandatory requirements, please ensure you download the attached role description and candidate information fact sheet and follow the instructions.


Before applying for this vacancy please ensure you read the documents below.

Role Description

Information Package for Applicants

Queensland Government

Balaclava, VIC

Education, Childcare & Training


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