Working at St Thomas’

St Thomas’ Catholic School is a primary academy for students aged three to eleven. The academy forms part of Kent Catholic Schools’ Partnership, a growing multi–academy Trust of 22 Catholic Schools located across the South East. The trust is committed to deliver outstanding spiritual, moral and learning outcomes for children and young people.

Set in the commuter market town of Sevenoaks, which not only has excellent road and rail links with London but offers its own social scene, St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School is part of three lively church communities.

Ofsted (2014) rated the school outstanding because “Teachers are adept and highly skilled at bringing the best out of their pupils”.
We are proud to offer:
  • A strong Catholic ethos
  • A genuine commitment to your development especially through the Multi-Academy Trust that gives our teachers great opportunities to collaborate with other schools and benefit from joint CPD opportunities
  •  A thorough induction programme
  •  A positive, enthusiastic staff who work extremely well together
  •  Happy, warm-hearted children who like to learn and have fun
  •  Supportive parents and governors
  •  A creative curriculum focused on developing children’s confidence, imagination and resilience
  •  An inclusive multi-lingual community
  • A commitment to your wellbeing
We are looking for teachers who are excited by the prospect of an “imaginative curriculum [that] opens pupils’ minds to possibilities”, and who can deliver a real impact within, and perhaps beyond, their own classroom to enable our school to grow even further.


Business Manager

2 days a week, 44 weeks a year 

Salary Grade KR8 (£25,238 – £28,781 FTE) 

 St Thomas’ Catholic Primary School seeks to appoint an experienced School Business Manager to manage all aspects of the financial and business services of the school. The successful applicant will be part of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, manage the school finances, personnel. Contracts and premises, including health and safety processes and procedures. They will be the line manager for the administration and facilities teams and will be required to offer comprehensive and strategic support to the Headteacher and leadership team. The role requires flexibility, tact and problem solving on a daily basis. Therefore, it is essential that the applicants are professional, approachable and very effective communicators. 

 The successful candidate will need to be able to demonstrate: 

    • relevant professional qualifications and business acumen 
    • strong financial and administrative background, with proven track record of financial management 
    • evidence of successful management of a diverse team 
    • excellent interpersonal and communication skills 
  • ability to work under pressure and be able to meet deadlines 
    • high standards to do a really good job at all times 
  • flexibility and a ‘can do’ attitude. 

Previous experience of working as a School Business Manager is an advantage but not essential.  We are seeking first and foremost someone with a strong financial background with a genuine commitment to helping us deploy the resources available to best possible effect in a school context.  Appropriate professional development and training will be available to address any skills gaps in the successful candidate. 

Applicants are welcome to make an appointment to visit the school prior to submitting their application. If you wish to make an appointment, please email the school office ( 

Closing date: 10th March 2020 

ST Job description business manager 2020 

Application form below.

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