The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together


Welcome to the Vacancies page.

This page will inform you of any up coming vacancies for staff team members as well as give you some information about out ethos and approach to recruitment, appointment and employment of prospective colleagues.  

School Business Manager

20 hour per week / 41 weeks per year

Required from September/ASAP  

SO1/NJC 23-25 – (£30,151 - £32,020 FTE)


The Spinney is a popular and welcoming Group 2 village school in Cherry Hinton on the Southeast outskirts of Cambridge, age range 4 – 11 and we have an exciting opportunity for a School Business Manager, to join our team from September/ASAP.  This is a permanent, term time plus INSET, plus 10 days and the hours are 20 per week, to be agreed. 


Are you resilient with a sense of humour?  Do you have a positive, can-do attitude?  We are looking for a School Business Manager who can demonstrate:



  • Experience of working in a school environment
  • Experience in a managerial capacity
  • Experience of working as an Office or School Business Manager
  • Excellent financial/budget management skills
  • Excellent knowledge of schools' finance, HR, property management and safeguarding?
  • Willing to improve your own skills, learn how our school and the wider education system works, and seek improvement for us where you can?
  • Is a strategic and solution-based thinker. 
  • Good communication skills
  • Excellent ICT skills with experience of using Microsoft Office packages.
  • Flexibility in adapting to the changing needs of the school on its road to improvement. 


In return our school offers a welcoming, safe, happy learning environment where everyone is respected and listened to; a school where we take pride in ourselves and our achievements, enabling children to become confident and successful learners.  A friendly and supportive staff team and governors and enthusiastic children who enjoy taking part in school life. 


Candidates are invited to discuss the position further and visits are warmly welcomed. Please email in the first instance to


An application pack can be downloaded below or by emailing our School Business Manager  Candidates are most welcome to discuss the position with us please email in the first instance to


Completed application forms should be emailed to


The Spinney Primary School is an equal opportunities employer and employs suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation, or age. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expect all staff to share this commitment. Any appointments will be subject to satisfactory pre-employment clearances including the right to work in the UK, an enhanced DBS check and two satisfactory references.


Closing Date:     9.00 am – Monday 18 September 2023

Interviews:         Tuesday 26 September 2023


Values and Ethos


"It's lovely to work here!"


The Spinney is a warm, happy and successful school striving  to excellence in everything we do.


To ensure the optimal opportunities and outcomes for our children, we look to appoint people who see themselves as learners too, they are likely to be well-motivated, innovative, creative, open, flexible, kind, warm-hearted and determined to make a positive difference within our community.


"There's a great balance at the Spinney, very professional standards and high expectations, balanced with a warm, friendly supportive

and collegiate atmosphere"


We want the Spinney to be a great place to work and to learn together. We recognise that supportive trusting relationships are key; we embrace innovation and we respect and value each other.


If you are thinking of applying for a job in our school – please come and meet us!