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  • Posted: Nov 12, 2019
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Education Development Trust provides outstanding, sustainable education solutions. In partnership with schools and governments as well as public and private partners, we transform the lives of millions of learners worldwide. We deliver education services and consultancy on a global scale as well as manage a portfolio of free schools, academies and indepen...
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    School Business Manager

    We are seeking a dynamic and innovative Business Manager with previous general management experience at a senior level to join the International School of Cape Town. It is important to have had proven experience in financial management, budget and people planning as well as an understanding of the current socio-economic and academic environment. The Business Manager will be a member of the senior management team contributing to the strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation of the school.

     The scope of the role is extensive as it provides leadership across all non-academic functional disciplines combining day to day operational activity with higher level planning work including

    • Leading on the preparation of budgets, forecast, future strategic growth plans and investment business cases; preparation and presentation of management accounts to the school directors highlighting key risks and opportunities; coordination of the budgeting process challenging for optimal outcomes; taking full ownership for sales invoicing, debt collection and payroll; management of all compliance/ risk maangement and internal/ external audits
    • Direct line management of the school administrative team
    • Leading and managing on provision across the school including the networks, technology and computer systems and processes
    • Working closely with the Principal on HR management issues and staffing proposals including identifying budgetary implications
    • Contributing to the development of the school marketing and communications strategy in order to enhance the profile of the school externally and maximise the pupil roll
    • Devising estate management plans including building and ground developments and managing and coordinating the full mainentance schedule
    • Overseeing the school security and transport functions meeting the higest safety standards at all times
    • Proactive management of all Occupational Health & Safety issues within the school
    • Significant stakeholder engagement both internally and externally 

    Minimum Qualification Requirements:

    An appropriate Bachelors degree of equivalent, and professional accreditation with relevant registering authorities (CISA or SAICA or equivalent).

    Technical Competency Requirements:

    • Excellent communication skills to engage with a range of stakeholders
    • Outstanding numerial skills and business acumen
    • Exceptional report writing and presentation skills
    • MS office including advanced Excel
    • Advanced knowledge of financial systems such as Pastel or EdAdmin
    • Strategy and investment appraisal/ business case development

    Method of Application

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