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School Business Manager Interview Pack

School Business Manager Interview Pack

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Looking to recruit a new school business manager, school business lead or finance officer? If you’re thinking about the interview process and what tasks and questions to ask at interview to recruit the right candidate for your school, this School Business Manager (SBM) Interview Pack will support your thinking and save you time in the recruitment process. 
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What's included in this bundle?

A pack with accompanying templates to help your school setting plan and prepare the interview day, including interview questions and tasks, when recruiting a SBM, school finance manager, bursar or similar. This pack contains shortened guidance that allows you to consider the setup of the interview day itself, but if you're new to recruitment or want to ensure the entire recruitment process is smooth, you may find it help to purchase the Recruitment, Interview and Employment Compliance Guidance Pack alongside this interview pack.

When you make your purchase, you'll receive a ZIP file containing the whole pack, including:

  • A concise 8-page Guidance PDF in full colour containing guidance and information you need to support you to consider the interview day.
  • 7 fully editable and easy-to-use templates that can be adapted for your setting. These include:
  1. School Business Manager Job Role Description
  2. School Business Manager Person Specification
  3. School Business Manager Interview Questions
  4. Interview Task - Admissions Data Analysis
  5. Interview Task - Budget Analysis
  6. Interview Task - Goldfish Bowl
  7. Interview Task - Presentation Task

Included in this school business manager interview pack are four different editable interview tasks plus a wide variety of example interview questions so you can find a brilliant school finance operations lead and business manager for your school or academy trust. The job description and person specification will also support you in advertising for a new SBM so you can attract the right candidates. Use these, alongside the interview tasks and school business manager interview questions to create a recruitment package that's tailored to exactly what your school is looking for in a new finance, business and operations lead.

While the pack is tailored towards appointing a new school business manager, it can be used to support the recruitment process for any financial or central, business-based school or MAT roles, including school finance manager, finance assistant, finance operations manager, bursar, finance officer, finance director, CFO, finance director or school business lead.

Who will find this resource useful?

Headteachers, trust leaders, senior leaders, members of the governing body and trustees who lead recruitment processes will find this time-saving pack useful. This pack is also helpful for those  aspiring to undertake a school business manager role or those working in finance management who are looking to move from a different industry into education. If this describes you, this pack can support your understanding of the interview process. 

What questions does this pack have the answers to?

Planning and leading an effective recruitment process ensures you've put your school in the best position possible to recruit a new school business leader who's going to support your school's budget, financial security, health and safety, data protection and more. Utilisting carefully selected interview questions and tasks will help to ensure this is a positive experience for both those on the panel and those applying for the role, meaning your new school business manager has the best possible start in your setting.

Key questions answered:

  • How could an interview day for a school business manager be structured?
  • What interview tasks could be used when recruiting a new school business manager or finance office?
  • What interview questions could a new school business manager be asked during the interview process?
  • Where can I access more support on the recruitment and post-recruitment process?

What else can help me?

If you're looking for support with the recruitment or staff induction processes, we've got multiple packs available to help you. Best of all, you can get 20% off each item if you buy 3 or more resources about recruitment and induction, so why not see what's available?

If you're new to the recruitment process or are looking to build your understanding of how to tackle recruitment through each stage of the process, including advertising, shortlisting, interviewing, pre-employment and employment compliance, then you'll find the following pack useful.

If you're looking to recruit for multiple school roles, you may find the following packs supportive to help you plan interview days for those roles too:

To support your new staff member with induction into your setting, why not have a look at the following help guidance pack:

To provide meaningful professional development from the beginning of your new staff member's employment, skills audits are a valuable way to amplify the induction process, identify CPD opportunities and support the appraisal process.

Customer Reviews

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Elena Roulter
Recruitment made simple!

Wasn't sure where to begin but stumbled across this pack and it was ideal for what I needed. The questions made it easy to see what could be asked and how the responses could be. The tasks were also very helpful and it made the process so much easier.